The LG L90 is now official: new 4.7in L-Series flagship fully revealed

The LG L90 is now official: new 4.7in L-Series flagship fully revealedLG detailed something like seven new Android smartphones in the run-up to Mobile World Congress, with some – but not all – having been made “officially” official in Barcelona after those pre-announcements ahead of time.

But fear not. LG hasn't forgotten about them (even if you have) and today comes the full announcement of one of the new L-Series devices – the LG L90.

While the third iteration of the L-Series itself is all about Android on a budget, the L90's billing at the top of the range means it's far from an entry-level handset.

It comes with a roomy 4.7in IPS display, but the qHD resolution of 960 x 540 makes for an unspectacular pixel density of 234ppi.

LG has gone with the popular quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, or the Qualcomm MSM8226, running at 1.2GHz, together with the typical 1GB of RAM.

The microSD card slot will come in handy if the 8GB of on-board storage isn't enough for your needs, while mobile photography fans get an 8MP camera for their happy snaps, though the front-facing cam is only good for VGA imaging and video.

The L90 comes with LG's new Knock Code feature – an upgrade to the KnockON tap-to-unlock system that gives you up to 86,000 tapping combinations to secure your phone from unwanted attention.

The 2540mAh battery should be more than sufficient to keep those specs ticking over for a good while, and you'll have a choice between black or white shades of plastic on the outside.

Cue some verbal fanfare from LG boss Dr Jong-seok Park: “With its competitive specs and exquisite design, we expect the L90 to continue the success of the L Series in the global marketplace.

“It offers the very best of LG in design, hardware, OS and UX features so 3G smartphone users worldwide will be able to enjoy a truly first-class smartphone experience.”

Yes, that's 3G, as in not 4G, but at least you will get Android 4.4.2 KitKat pre-loaded from the start.

LG says the L90's roll out will kick of in Russia next week, with other markets – including the UK – set to follow in due course.

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