To help pass the time until the G4 Pro will lock horns with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5, LG has devised a successor to last year’s affordable L Bello aimed at those who feel comfortable in their own skin.
Listen up, selfie maniacs and overall narcissistic individuals! The Bello II wants you to have the time of your life while snapping the perfect self-portrait, spicing up an otherwise average 5 MP front camera with proprietary high-end software features borrowed from recent LG flagships.
Namely, Gesture Shot and Selfie Flash, which are just two of the reasons the Korean OEM’s Android 5.1 Lollipop execution comes crazy close to the best TouchWiz incarnations yet. The on-board OS and its user experience-enhancing aspects barely scratch the surface of what’s different about the Bello II compared to the 2014 L Bello.
The design is also changed, albeit some may argue it’s not necessarily for the best. But we did grow a little weary of the same old, same old rear physical buttons lately, so the more traditional aesthetic approach feels welcomed all in all.
Especially as it allows the new 5 incher to squeeze into a slimmer 9.6 mm frame, despite packing an identically large 2,540 mAh battery as the OG. No words on the quad-core 1.3 GHz CPU’s make and model, but it’s probably a MediaTek, so no speed records will be broken, with a humdrum 1 gig RAM count in the mix as well.
Still, for the emerging markets and modest price range it no doubt targets, the list of specifications sounds… robust, at the very least. You have your reasonable 8 MP rear cam, 8 GB internal storage space, microSD card slot, 3G support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and A-GPS compatibility.
Headed to Latin America and India by the end of the month, then Europe and CIS in Q3, the 5 incher is coated in silky white, plus snazzy titan and gold, but alas, greatly disappoints as far as screen resolution is concerned. At 854 x 580 pixels, this had better cost $200 unlocked tops!
Source: LG Newsroom