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This article was published on August 21, 2014

LG targets first-time smartphone owners with two new quad-core, 3G devices

LG targets first-time smartphone owners with two new quad-core, 3G devices
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

LG is increasing its focus on first-time smartphone buyers after it announced two new 3G devices: the L Fino and L Bello.

The 4.5-inch L Fino runs on a 1.2 GHz quadcore processor, while the L Bello is five inches and is powered by a superior 1.3 GHz quadcore chip. Both include 1 GB of memory, and eight-megapixel rear-facing cameras. The L Bello has slightly more impressive specs, which includes a one-megapixel front-facing camera, versus the L Fino’s more basic VGA snapper.

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LG says the phones are ideal for teenagers or first-time smartphone owners who want the benefits of 3G and multimedia without a hefty price tag. There is no confirmed price for either phone at this point — LG merely says they will go on sale in selected markets in Latin America this month, with launches in Europe and Asia to follow.

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