LG Electronics today said its L III series smartphones — L40, L70, L90 – are targeted at the emerging 3G markets including India.
At the Mobile World Congress 2014, LG will launch these three 3G smartphones. These premium phones come with elegant and light designs.
LG Electronics in a statement today said all L Series III models will come with Android 4.4 KitKat OS. This is good news for Android fans who have missed KitKat till now.
With the intention of playing in the volume market, LG will be in a position to take on both Huawei and Lenovo in the global smartphone market. The difference in smartphone market share of LG (4.8 percent), Huawei (4.8 percent) and Lenovo (4.5 percent) is marginal, according to data provided by Gartner earlier.
L90 key specifications include 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor, 4.7-inch IPS (960 x 540) qHD display, 8GB / 1GB RAM memory, 8.0MP / 1.3MP camera, 2,540mAh removable battery, Android 4.4 KitKat OS, 131.6 x 66.0 x 9.7mm and 3G (HSPA+21Mbps) capability.
L70 specifications include 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 4.5-inch IPS (800 x 400) display, 4GB / 1GB RAM memory, 8.0MP or 5.0MP / VGA camera (depending on the market), 2,100mAh removable battery, Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, 127.2 x 66.8 x 9.5mm size and 3G (HSPA+21Mbps) support.
L40 will have 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor, 3.5-inch (480 x 320) display, 4GB / 512MB RAM memory, 3.0MP camera, removable battery of 1,700mAh or 1,540mAh depending on market, operating system of Android 4.4 KitKat, 109.4 x 59.0 x 11.9mm size and network supporting 3G (HSDPA+14.4Mbps).
The eagerness of LG to play in the volume smartphone market shows that the phone market will have a smooth run in the next 3-4 years.
Earlier, Gartner said smartphone sales grew 36 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 and accounted for 57.6 percent of overall mobile phone sales in the fourth quarter, up from 44 percent year over year.
This increasing contribution of smartphones was led by growth in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Asia/Pacific and Eastern Europe, where smartphone sales grew by more than 50 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013.
With a 166.8 percent increase in the fourth quarter of 2013, India exhibited the highest smartphone sales growth among the countries tracked by Gartner, and Latin America saw the strongest growth among all regions (96.1 percent) in the fourth quarter. China contributed significantly to worldwide smartphone sales as sales grew 86.3 percent in 2013.