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I've just received information from TP's very reliable source that LG Philippines is now preparing to release LG Optimus L3 E400 in the country.

lg optimus l3

lg optimus l3

First time to see this phone? Well, LG Optimus L3 is the most affordable model in LG's 2012 L-Series Android smartphone line-up. This is the Korean company's handset for entry-level users as well as budget conscious consumers who don't particularly want all the bells and whistles that come with the more expensive models.

Sure, it's an entry-level release but LG Optimus L3 has its own charms. For one, it looks cute; flaunting a simple yet elegant design and a rather unique 'squarish' form factor. Its technical specifications are also alright; Users get a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display, an 800 MHz processor running Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, 384 MB of RAM, microSD card slot for conveniently expanding the rather measly 1GB internal storage, a 3.15 MegaPixel autofocus camera, QVGA video recorder and a whole gamut of connectivity options including Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G.

lg optimus l3

lg optimus l3

Like its more expensive siblings, LG Optimus L3 also supports various applications from Google Play Store including ones for social networking like Facebook for Android, Twitter and TP-Favorite, UberSocial. Using Wifi or 3G connection, you can immediately upload photos you've just taken using the phone to your social networking accounts and update your status message on the go.

lg optimus l3

Design-wise, "compact" LG Optimus L3 will perhaps be more attractive to girls. But really, I think that shouldn't stop guys - especially those who like cute stuff - from checking it out;

lg optimus l3

In Europe, LG Optimus L3 E400 dons a price tag of 139 Euros. No word yet from LG Philippines on the phone's official SRP in the country but I'm guessing it will be priced at around Php 8,000 to Php 9,000 when it hits store shelves either late April or early May 2012. (Here's to hoping it will be more affordable than that.) Kindly stay tuned for updates.

Update as of April 8, 2012: Amazingly, LG Optimus L3 entered the Philippines with just a Php 5,990 price tag! That's more than Php 2,000 less than our guesstimate! Thumbs up, LG!

Wrapping this up in true TechPinas fashion, I present the complete technical specifications of the ultra-cute LG Optimus L3 E400 --

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name LG Optimus L3 E400
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions102.6 x 61.6 x 11.7 mm
Weight 109 grams
Available Colors Black front frame, White, Black, Blue, Red, Pink back case
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Display 3.2 inches (~125 ppi pixel density), 240 x 320 pixels, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Processor 800 MHz Single Core
RAM/ROM 384 MB of RAM
Camera 3.15 MegaPixels, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, no front camera
Video Capture 320x240 QVGA at 30 frames per second
Audio and Video Playback MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV/MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, 3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Internal Storage 1 GB, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Battery Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Uptime TP Guesstimate: Standby of up to 330 hours, Talk time of up to 5 hours
Value-Added Features Cute design, SNS integration, Google Services Suite, Optimus UI
Announcement In the Philippines: April 2012
Availability Starting April-May 2012
Price Europe: 139 to 159 Euros, TP Guesstimate: Php 8,000 - 9,000
Official SRP in the Philippines: Php 5,990