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LG Optimus L7 II Dual and Optimus L3 II Dual released in India
LG announced the LG Optimus L series II at MWC this year. The series, which includes the Optimus L3 II, Optimus L5 II, and the Optimus L7 II, featured minor hardware upgrades from the previous L series iteration, but with a software upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. If you’re in India, and have eagerly waiting for these devices to be launched in the country, there’s some good news for you. Dual-SIM versions of the LG Optimus L7 II and the Optimus L3 II have now shown up on the LG India website.
The entry-level LG Optimus L3 II Dual features a 3.2-inch capacitive IPS display with 320 x 240 resolution, 1Ghz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 32GB, 3.2MP rear camera, 1,540 mAh battery, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and Dual-SIM support. The Optimus L3 II is expected to compete with other similar entry-level smartphones from local manufacturers, as well as the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo.
The LG Optimus L7 II Dual, easily the best of the lot, features a 4.3-inch IPS display with 800 x 480 resolution, 1 Ghz dual-core processor, Adreno 203 GPU, 768MB RAM, 4GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 32GB, 8MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera, 2,460 mAh battery, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and Dual-SIM support.
As seen earlier, the Dual-SIM versions of both smartphones will come with a slightly different design from its single-SIM twins, including a more rounded design, and with the physical home button missing. But unlike the Taiwanese release, the devices will not feature a different name.
The LG Optimus L3 II Dual will be priced at Rs 8,800 (~$166), and the Optimus L7 II Dual will set you back a relatively-steep Rs 18,650 (~$352). You can find out more about the devices from the official LG India website here (Optimus L3 II) and here (Optimus L7 II), and don’t forget to check out our hands-on video of the LG Optimus L7 II from this year’s MWC (Remember, design is different, but you can take a look at how the software handles).
If you’re interested in buying either if these smartphones, you should definitely check out the significantly cheaper price listings from online retailers Flipkart, with the LG Optimus L3 II Dual being priced at Rs 7,899 (~$149), and the LG Optimus L7 II Dual at just Rs 14,990 (~$282).
Will you be buying the LG Optimus L3 II Dual or the LG Optimus L7 II Dual? Do you think the specifications of the Optimus L7 II Dual justify the high price tag? Let us know in the comments section below.