While Optus has recently launched the HTC One S and One V Android smartphones, another Australian carrier, Telstra is about to introduce an Android device, the LG Optimus L3.
However, the affordable LG Optimus L3 will be available on Telstra’s prepaid for around $100 AUD and no other strings attached, while the other two smartphones launched by Optus require customers to commit to a long-term contract in order to get it for free.
The cheapest phone in the L-Style family, the Optimus L3 “is a perfect blend of cool metallic accents and carefully crafted lines that delivers a handset to fit easily into your hand or pocket. LG Optimus L3's stylish design allows you to look your best, while also seeing the most
Although the smartphone has already been listed at LG Australia, the Optimus L3
has yet to make its appearance at Telstra. However, the folks over at AusDroid
found the smartphone in the July Telstra catalog, which points to an imminent release.
Given the fact that the Optimus L3 packs only 384MB of RAM, the smartphone is powered by Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system instead of the newer Ice Cream Sandwich platform.
In addition, the device is equipped with a low-performance 800 MHz single-core processor, which is complemented by an old Adreno 200
On the inside, the Optimus L3 features 1GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
There’s also an average 3-megapixel rear camera and a decent 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 240 x 320 pixels resolution.
LG Optimus L3 embeds an 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery that should provide up to 600 hours of standby time or up to 12 hours of talk time (10 hours in 3G mode). Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.