A new LG smartphone, the Optimus L3 E400, has appeared online courtesy of a Swedish retailer and is squarely aimed at the lower end of the market with a suggested retail price of only €145.
According to GSMArena, the phone, which is available in white or black, comes with a 3.2-inch capacitive display with a disappointing 320x240 pixel resolution.
There's a three megapixel camera at the rear, a microSD card slot, an FM radio and it runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread (which is slightly surprising). No details about the processor or the onboard memory (both system and storage) have surfaced yet, but the phone will face some very tough competition even in this price range.
LG has a number of smartphones already on sale for under £100, and other competitors, notably ZTE and Huawei, have superior handsets or handsets with similar specifications but available for way less.
The Orange San Francisco II for example packs a bigger screen, a five-megapixel camera and a WVGA capacitive display, all for under £100. Expect the Optimus L3 E400 to be presented at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona together with a number of top-end devices from LG.