LG L Fino, L Bello Affordable Smartphones With G3-Like UI Launched

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LG L Fino, L Bello Affordable Smartphones With G3-Like UI Launched
LG has announced two new affordable smartphones - the L Fino and L Bello, targeted at the emerging 3G markets.

The South Korean giant also announced that the new L series smartphones, the L Fino and L Bello, will be showcased at the IFA 2014 show in Berlin in early September.

The LG L Fino and LG L Bello will begin rolling-out this month starting with Latin America, and countries in Europe, Asia, and CIS will follow. The company said that the prices of the handsets and additional availability details will be announced locally at the time of launch.

The company announced the Android 4.4.2 KitKat-based LG L Fino and L Bello come with a UX derived from the LG G3. Earlier this week, LG had announced that it will be bringing the UX features from the G3 flagship to most of its entry and mid-level smartphones and tablets launched in the second half of this year.

Some of the highlights of the G3-derived UX skin include Touch and Shoot feature that clicks images by tapping anywhere on the display to focus and shoot in one single step; Gesture Shot in the camera allows users to open and close a hand in front of the lens to start a three-second countdown for the shutter, and Front Camera Light, which helps clicking images in self-portrait mode.

Other features include Knock Code, which was first introduced on the LG G2, that allows users to unlock the phone by tapping a personalised 'knock' pattern on the display. The new LG L Fino and LG L Bello also support the new QuickCircle cases that were launched alongside the flagship G3 (Review | Pictures).

Another major UX feature from the G3 is the Smart Keyboard, which the company has claimed can reduce input error by up to 75 percent by analysing and adapting to typing habits.

In terms of specifications, the LG L Fino comes with a a 4.5-inch WVGA (480x800 pixels) IPS display offering 207ppi pixel density; 1.2GHz quad-core processor; 1GB of RAM; 4GB of inbuilt storage; an 8-megapixel rear camera; a 0.3-megapixel front camera; a 1900mAh battery, and 3G support.

The LG L Fino measure 127.5x67.9x11.9mm and will come in White, Black, Gold, Red, Green colour variants with availability that will vary by market.

The LG L Bello, on the other hand, features a 5-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixels) IPS display offering 196ppi pixel density; a 1.3GHz quad-core processor; 1GB of RAM; 8GB of inbuilt storage; an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera; a 1-megapixel front-facing camera; a 2540mAh battery, and 3G support.

The LG L Bello comes with dimensions 138.2x70.6x10.7mm and will be available in White, Black, and Gold colours.

Commenting on the launch of new L series smartphones, Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO, LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said, "With their competitive specs and accessible pricing, we have high hopes for the L Fino and L Bello to continue our successful expansion into emerging markets. Our newest L Series smartphones represent the best of LG in design, hardware and UX as well as our commitment to bringing best smartphone experience to 3G customers as many as possible."

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