LG Optimus L7 coming to Rogers

Ian Hardy

March 8, 2012 4:32 pm


During Mobile World Congress LG unveiled a number of new Android devices: the massive 5.3-inch LG Optimus Vu, plus the Optimus 4X HD3, and the new “L-Style” series with the Optimus L3, L5 and L7. Many new smartphones hitting every market segment. LG Canada was MIA on what’s coming to our fine land but we can now confirm at least one of these will arrive. The details for now are limited, but Rogers will be adding the LG Optimus L7 and it’ll possibly be available on their “Smartphone Lite” category. We have no info on the launch date or pricing – all we know is that it’s on the roadmap.

Specs of the L7 have it coming with a 4.3-inch display, runs Android OS 4.0 ICS, 1GHz processor, 5MP camera and is 8.7mm thin. Decent specs for an Android device on Rogers Lite category.

More soon!
(Thanks tipster!)

  • Ichvan Van Nutsec

    RIM?

    • Dimitri.k

      Get out troll..

    • Murray Cloutier

      @Dmitri K.

      No, seriously….RIM?

  • Sean

    Rogers lite = no data plan. If so this is pretty awesome like the HTC One V

  • bob

    Sounds way too high end to be in the “lite” category.

    • Lazed

      Word to the wise: NEVER buy an LG phone.

  • Max

    Would not consider LG phones after all the drama on software update.

  • Jesse

    Hmm….Samsung “copies” Apple, LG copies Samsung….

  • SAM

    JUST USE THE NOTE!! FROM SAMMIE!!
    SAMMIE IS ALL WE NEED!!!
    GO SAMMIE!!

  • studystand

    This looks identical to Samsung’s Galaxy S series smartphones

  • Dexter

    Haha a few people beat me to it, but this totally looks like a Galaxy S. Like it’s almost identical. It’s cool that it’s coming out of the box with ICS but knowing LG, don’t expect a single update beyond that.

  • Faber

    Hardware wise it is a fine phone, but the software is awful. The LG interface is bloated, ugly, and keeps all LG phones from receiving updates. It has to be the worst interface overlay out right now.

  • jon_d0e

    i have a samsung galaxy note and i’ll go back to any other phones ever unless theres a 8″ lcd phone coming out.

    my phone has replaced my 55″ led tv, tablet, laptop, desktop, and my gf.

  • uranus

    This is too dam big. Can’t they make 4″ Android phones? Or would that infringe on apple & m$ patents?

  • Ron Mexico

    After my experience with the Optimus 2X and getting to experience LG’s after sales support I’ll never touch anything LG ever again. Optimus2X is still on Froyo in Canada. LG is a joke.

  • Jon Fingas

    I used this at Mobile World Congress… don’t.

    Android 4.0 is clearly too much for the L7, at least in the prototypes on the floor. Slow and just not terribly exciting outside of that deliberately iPhone-like look on the front. I actually preferred the L3, because Android 2.3 felt like a better match to the hardware.

  • Jay

    Doesn’t that phone look just like a cheap version of the Samsung Galaxy note. It seems no one actually creates anything anymore, they just steal it, put their name on it, and call it: innovation. Microsoff stole from Linux, Apple stole from Microsoft, Samsung stole from Apple, and now it seems LG is stealing from Samsung. Why is a 5.3 inch tablet that can make calls even called a phone? A tablet is a tablet, and a phone is a phone. Why does everyone needs to have a bananna phone nowadays anyway? Isn’t a smartphone supposed to be mobile?…