The LG Optimus L7 smartphone has been released in Europe, including the UK today, priced at £249.

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The release of the LG L7 may not have been timed too well, as it coincides with the launch of the more newsworthy Samsung Galaxy S3 in the UK.

LG has been pushing 3D handsets of late, including the Optimus 3D and the Optimus 3D Max but the L7 is a much more budget friendly handset though it does come with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

The LG L7 features a screen with an 480 x 800 IPS LCD display. It measure 125 x 67 x 8.7mm and weighs in at 122g. One area where the Optimus L7 is let down is the storage, which is a paltry 4GB, along with 512MB of RAM - though there is a microSD card slot to expand this by up to 32GB.

The phone is powered by a single-core 1GHz Qualcomm processor which is paired with an Adreno 200 GPU. Charging and data transfer is by way of a microUSB and the phone also suports NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, HSDPA 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0.

The LG Optimus L7 has a 5 megapixel camera which features autofocus and LED flash support, geo-tagging and touch focus. It is also capable of capturing 1080p video capture. There is a secondary front-facing camera available too.

As wel said, the the L7 will ship with Android 4.0 and it comes with a 1700 mAh battery.

LG Optimus L7
LG Optimus L7

The LG Optimus L7 is the flagship smartphone in LG's L-Style range and LG is hoping for it to be one of their most popular smartphones.

The L7 is availble from today from £249.

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