LG lines up Optimus L7 successor for Mobile World Congress

Daniel Bader

February 1, 2013 12:12pm

The LG Optimus L7 may have been overshadowed by many of its higher-end peers, largely due to its woefully underpowered processor, but it had excellent build quality and a lovely design for such an inexpensive device.

LG looks like it’s planning to release a sequel to the L7, which was a worldwide success for the company, at Mobile World Congress next month. According to the leaked specs sheet, the Optimus L7 II will come with a 1Ghz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch IPS display, likely with a WVGA resolution, an 8MP camera and a massive 2460mAh battery that should last two days. It will also ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There will likely be two versions of the phone, a dual-SIM variant for international users and a single-SIM model for North American and Western European users.

The design appears to take cues from a number of different LG devices over the past year, including the Optimus 4X HD. No word on whether Canadian carriers will be picking this one up, but judging from the encouraging response to the original, we wouldn’t be surprised.

Expect the Optimus L7 II to be announced at Mobile World Congress at the end of February.

Via: Pocketnow

  • Ka-ra-te Master, The Fifth Dan

    Wow, huge battery for a change and with a dual sim version? Despite not having the ‘latest’ specs, this phone gets the basics right.

  • Rick

    Still no bb10

  • Tim

    the L7 was a pretty decent phone at a great price point

    • Hot Tamale

      Though it looked like crap – too square. They’ve tried calling it “style”, while I called it “disappointing design”.

  • really really.

    Android 4.1. Really? Come on LG…

    • really really.

      Why the **** this downvoted? Is everyone stupid? I just thought it would be nice to have phones released with up to date software… 4.2 was released in NOVEMBER. Fine, buy your phone with obsolete OS.

  • Jaga

    What’s the benefit of dual sim?!
    Aside from the obvious using the same phone for the business/personal, I can hardly imagine an advantage…

    • Lirodon

      Travelers can easily go to other countries, get a mobile plan or pre-paid card there, and easily pop in the other SIM card.

    • Jaga

      Isn’t it just easier to get a different unlocked “travel” phone altogether or unlock the existing one?!? Like even if you are a frequent traveller, i can hardly justify having the need of access to BOTH providers at the same time…..

    • Hamid

      when i went to pakistan, SIMs were mostly prepaid so 2 SIMs = more minutes. i bought a wallet from there too and it has two SIM pockets.

  • Kain

    North Americans and those from Western EU would also like to have dual SIM…:(