News by Luke Jones on Monday July 20, 2015.
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LG has announced a new smartphone, a low end device that will aid the company's expansion in emerging markets. The L Bello II does bring with it some of the company's higher end software tricks, but lacks the spec punch of flagship handsets like the G4.The LG Bello II comes with a 5-inch screen with 480p resolution, offering a very modest 196 pixels per inch. The display is arguably the biggest disappointment here considering many budget smartphone these days pack 720p resolution. Under the hood there is the same 1.3GHz quad-core processor that was found inside the original Bello (image), while 1GB of RAM is also present. There is a 8GB of on board storage, but you will be able to expand the space thanks to a micro SD card slot. In terms of cameras, there is an 8 megapixel main image taker on the rear and a 5 megapixel selfie oriented snapper around the front. There is camera software such as LG's Selfie Flash and Gesture Shot. Other specs include a 2,540 mAh battery, just 3G connectivity, Bluetooth, and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. All-in-all a deal that is unlikely to inspire many but could slot nicely into early markets such as Russia, Mexico, and India, where it will be known as the Bello Max. The company has not offered pricing yet, but considering the specs we expect the new Bello to be very affordable.
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