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LG’s entry-level L series range launched last year and today, the Korean manufacturer has added to the series with another handset, called the LG Bello II. The L Series is LG’s affordable range of smartphones and is aimed at emerging markets, bringing features such as Knock Code from its flagship handsets lower down the price points.

The LG Bello II features a 5-inch display with FWVGA (854×480 pixels) resolution and a low pixel density of 196 pixels per inch. Under the hood, the LG Bello II has a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU – which is likely to be a MediaTek chipset and possibly the same one used in the original Bello – coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage which can be expanded using microSD.

On the back, the Bello II has an 8MP camera, while on the front is a 5MP snapper. The camera doesn’t have all the bells and whistles found on LG’s flagship handsets but does come with a few useful G-series features; Selfie Flash and Gesture Shot. The former turns your phone screen into a soft flash which is perfect for portraits while Gesture Shot lets you take selfies without pressing any buttons; when taking a selfie, opening and closing a hand in front of the camera activates the camera shutter button.

The Bello II runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and offers 3G connectivity along with Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and micro-USB. The 2,540 mAh battery is accessible thanks to the removable back cover while the 155 gram weight will be reassuring in the hand.

The LG Bello II will be available in White, Titan and Gold and based on the specs, we can expect this to be a very affordable handset. The Bello II will launch in India and selected Latin American markets this month and a rollout in Europe, Russia and other countries is expected during the third quarter. The Bello II will be known as the LG Max in India, Mexico, Russia and some other Commonwealth countries while it will also debut as the LG Prime II in Brazil and Chile.

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