The newly announced LG Optimus L3 – unveiled at this week's Mobile World Congress – is set to be released in the UK and other parts of Europe in March before a US release date is announced.
LG's new mobile phone offering is a 3.2-inch low-end device in the L-style design series, however, the firm is confident the Android operating system it runs on will make inroads into the market.
President and chief executive officer of LG Mobile Communications Company Dr Jong-seok Park said the firm has always believed in the need to offer a variety of smartphone options and this phone will offer real value for money.
"We think the Optimus L3 offers all of basic smartphone-related benefits but in a more premium package that hasn't been seen before on a smartphone in this category," Dr Park was quoted as saying.
LG also unveiled a further addition to its Optimus line earlier this week.
Posted by Claire Marshall