LG has announced its new Optimus L Series which will be revealed at MWC 2012. The L-Series is a fresh new lineup of Android smart phones from LG which comprises of 5 aesthetic elements:
Finally LG is taking product designs more seriously as the current crop of models are looking rather bland compared to its rivals. The trio – L3, L5 & L7 comes in different sizes. Just like a certain luxury marque, the bigger number indicates a bigger screen and a higher class.
Starting with the entry level L3, it comes with a 3.2″ display with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Moving up to the mid-level L5, it comes with a 4.0″ display with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The highest end of the range is the L7 with a slightly larger 4.3″ display which also runs the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS as well.
The full specifications isn’t revealed yet as they are keeping the rest of the details for MWC. It is likely that the highest end will be sporting a dual-core processor with a possibility of a HD screen. An interesting point is the “Floating Mass Display” which probably gives a much more realistic display as if it is on printed top of the screen.
With LG launching devices with the latest Android version with a more exciting designs, LG is certainly aiming to be a major player this year. Let’s also not forget that LG is taking on the phone-tablet players with its 5″ Optimus Vu. Another Press image of the trio after the break.
For those that are eyeing for the Galaxy Nexus, now there’s a 3rd choice if you wish to purchase it on contract. U Mobile now offers the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich from as low as RM1,349 on its U88 plan.
As usual you have 3 plan options – U28, U58 and U88 that comes with pre-bundled data of 1GB, 2GB and 3GB respectively. All contracts are tied with 24 months period. The next question would be when is Maxis turn to bundle the device.
For more information, head over to U Mobile.
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Just days away to MWC 2012, the purported Xperia U seen as Xperia S‘s baby sibling has appeared again. This time the device was taken side by side with the Xperia S which gives a better size comparison between the two.
To recap, the ST25i which is said to be released as the Xperia U is expected to run on a dual-core 1GHz processor with a smaller 3.5″ display at 854×480 resolution. Unlike the Xperia S, the Xperia U comes with a removable battery rated at 1,290mAh. At the back, it comes with a 5MP camera with assisted LED flash.
While it maintains the same iconic transparent belt, there are some minor difference between the 2. The power button for the ST25i is placed on the left side while the USB port is exposed on the left.
Head after the break for more comparison shots.
With a 12.1MP camera, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of on board storage, the Sony Xperia S created quite a buzz when it was first officially unveiled at CES in January. We were pretty excited about the device too when we got our first hands-on at the Xperia S Asian launch in Shanghai.
In just over a month, the Xperia S is already here in Malaysia. The unit that we have is the same version that you will get in stores when the Xperia S goes on sale here and right out of the box, we noticed improvements from the early prototype units that we tested in Shanghai.
The camera performance is much better now but we will need more time to see how good the 12MP shooter on the Xperia S is. We will also compare the Xperia S with the Nokia N8 to see which 12MP shooter is the best — that’s going to be interesting.
Aside from the camera, where the Xperia S impressed us the most is in its the built quality and display. Sony really knows how to make a quality device and Xperia S feels like a million bucks with quality construction and utilising plastics that really feel premium to the touch.
The 4.3-inch screen on the Xperia S is currently the highest density screen you can get in the market, combine that with Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine image enhancement software and you get a truly mesmerizing display. Colours on the Xperia S are true-to-life vibrant, details are pin-sharp and the contrast really gives your great depth. We’ve only used the Xperia S for a few hours but we’re very inclined to say that the Xperia S has the best display you can get on an Android device. It’s something you must experience yourself to see what we mean.
Speaking of which, the Xperia S will be launching in Malaysia really soon. Sony is still tight-lipped on when exactly the launch will happen but we have a feeling the Xperia S will go on sale here sometime in early March. As always you can expect local operators to offer plans for the device as well. Question is of course, which operator will offer plans for the Xperia S. Right now, we don’t have enough info to tell you for sure.
So that’s pretty much it. Head on over to after the break for part two of the Xperia S unboxing video. As always, drop your questions in the comment section and we’ll try our best to answer them.