LG introduces its L Series III smartphones

LG really can't wait for the MWC event next week, choosing instead to release another batch of smartphones on us in advance. This time we are looking at the L Series III.

None of them are headline grabbers in their own right, but the fact that all will be running Android KitKat from launch is a big deal, not least because none of these phones will come with a hefty price tag. They also support LG's Quick Window cover too, so you can check what's going in with your smartphone life without booting up the entire screen. That kind of functionality has only been offered on flagship phones previously.

Of course, there's a downside too. That cheaper price means cheaper inner workings and less power. But if you can deal with that and need to watch the pennies, all are worth checking out.

First up in the range is the L90, which offers a 4.7-inch 960x540 resolution qHD display, along with a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of storage, an 8-megapixel rear-camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-camera, and a 2540mAh removable battery.

Dropping down the range a little, you'll find the L70. That has a 4.5-inch 800x400 resolution display, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB of storage, either an 8-megapixel or 5-megapixel rear-camera plus a VGA front-facing camera (market dependent apparently).

Finally, the L40 has a 3.5-inch 480x320 resolution display, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB of storage, a 3-megapixel rear-camera and either a 1700mAh or 1540mAh removable battery.

No word on pricing or availability, but hopefully we'll get more from the MWC floor next week. Good to see a manufacturer making good use of KitKat for budget phones though. It was designed as a one-stop solution for Anfroid phones, but until now. it has been used pretty much entirely for premium hardware. Maybe this is the turning point? Let's hope so.

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