LG Optimus L7 and Optimus 3D Max officially released in the Philippines


LG has officially released the LG Optimus L7 and the Optimus 3D Max in the Philippines at a small event at the Society Lounge in Makati earlier today. The LG Optimus L7 is the top-of-the-line device from the company’s L-style series of devices, while the Optimus 3D Max is the successor to the company’s previous 3D smartphone, the Optimus 3D.

We’ve gone through the LG Optimus L7 in great length before, and have already finished our review of it (check it out here) but we’ll go through the specs again just for the sake of thoroughness. The LG Optimus L7 is a 4.3-inch smartphone that’s armed with an extremely bright, 500+ nit IPS screen that’s powered by a single core 1GHz processor topped with ICS.

What’s more interesting is the LG Optimus 3D Max, which the company says is an evolution of their previous 3D-equipped smartphone, the Optimus 3D. The Optimus 3D Max is thinner than the previous 3D device (9.6 mm compared to 11.6 mm before) and is a bit faster now (1.2 GHz dual-core processor as opposed to a 1 GHz dual-core processor). It still retains the lenticular 3D panel on top of the 4.3-inch capacitive screen that gives users the feeling of 3D without the need for glasses.

Unfortunately, the LG Optimus 3D Max is still equipped with Gingerbread (Android 2.3) instead of ICS (Android 4.0). Our guess is that there’s still no proper APIs for proper 3D in ICS, and that’s probably the reason they stuck with Gingerbread for the 3D Max. Like the previous 3D smartphone, the Optimus 3D Max has dual five-megapixel cameras on the back to facilitate 3D shooting.

The LG Optimus L7 will hit stores with an SRP of  Php 15,990. No price has been set for the LG Optimus 3D Max, though we think it might be priced at around 20K to 24K.

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