LG announce three Android 4.4-powered budget smartphones

LG announced the L Series III trio of entry-level and mid-range 3G smartphones. LG L90, L70, and L40 will be showcased during MWC in Barcelona with customized Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. Leading the way is the LG L90. The handset features 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, a gig of RAM, and 8GB of built-in memory. The rest of the spec sheet’s highlights include 4.7” qHD (960 x 540 pixels) IPS display, 8MP main camera, and 1.3MP front-facing unit.

LG isn’t just bringing high-end smartphones like the G Pro 2 to Mobile World Congress — it’s also launching its L Series III phones for the budget-minded among us. The 3.5-inch L40, 4.5-inch L70 and 4.7-inch L90 are subtle evolutions of the Optimus L II range in terms of hardware. All of them sport faster 1.2GHz dual-core processors and refined designs that are more in line with the company’shigher-end devices. There’s a larger 1GB of RAM on the L70 and L90, too. However, the real stars of the show are the L Series III’s software and accessories. They’re some of the first big-name budget phones to run Google’s efficientAndroid 4.4 KitKat; they’re also LG’s first non-flagship devices to support optionalQuick Window covers, letting you check an incoming call without exposing the whole screen. 

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