KOREAN PHONE MAKER LG has debuted a duo of budget quad-core L Series handsets, the LG L Fino and LG L Bello, which boast UX features found on its flagship LG G3 smartphone.
The LG L Fino and LG L Bello will debut in Latin America this month, followed by releases in Europe and Asia, with LG aiming the handsets at "first-time smartphone owners in emerging 3G markets".
Both smartphones arrive running Google's Android 4.4.2 Kitkat mobile operating system and boast many of the UX user interface features found on the firm's flagship LG G3. These features include Knock Code, allowing users to unlock their smartphone by tapping a unique pattern on the screen, and Touch and Shoot, a feature that lets users tap anywhere on the screen to take a photo.
The LG L Fino and LG L Bello have 4.5in WVGA and 5in FWVGA screens, respectively, and both are powered by quad-core processors with 1GB of RAM. They also have 8MP rear-facing cameras and 0.3MP and 1MP front-facing snappers, respectively.
The LG L Bello likely will boast longer battery life, as it has a 2,540mAh battery compared to the LG L Fino's 1,900mAh offering.
"With their competitive specs and accessible pricing, we have high hopes for the L Fino and L Bello to continue our successful expansion into emerging markets," said Dr Jong-seok Park, CEO and president of LG Electronics.
"Our newest L Series smartphones represent the best of LG in design, hardware and UX as well as our commitment to bringing best smartphone experience to 3G customers as many as possible."
There is no word on pricing yet, but we have put the question to LG. µ
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