LG Brazil just announced a brand new Android device with specs from two years ago. Of course that is not a bad thing seeing as it is that it is aimed at the low end market segment where every dollar used in production matters as the company is conscious on what it is passing on to the consumer without hurting its margins. The launch market also speaks volumes. That means that this device has a likelihood of popping up somewhere in Asia (say India and the like) and Africa and zero chances of ever making its way to Europe or nearby North America.
With a 3 inch 320×240 resolution display, 4 GB of on-board storage that is expandable via a microSD card backed by 512 MB RAM and a reasonable 1540 mAh battery, the LG Optimus L1 II Tri joins LG’s growing list of triple SIM devices. Multi-SIM devices are very popular in emerging markets where users switch SIM cards according to convenience at a particular time unlike in established mobile phone markets where users are bound by long term carrier contracts.
There is not much going for the Optimus L1 II Tri as far as looks are concerned. The device is priced favourably for the budget-conscious buyer and it will likely be a good choice for those making their first smartphone purchase in the targeted markets since it goes for around $127 in Brazil. We have no information as to whether this device will be coming to other markets like the African one. Other than the triple-SIM which could be something many need, there is nothing exciting about this phone which is to be expected anyway.
- USB 2.0
- FM Radio
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- Unnamed Qualcomm Snapdragon chip
LG Triple SIM devices launched in Kenya previously include: