LG‘s original Optimus L7 was released over the spring last year, but it was quickly succeeded by the Optimus L9. However, it seems that LG is bringing the mid-range device back onto the market with a few improvements coming with it. A Russian website has leaked what is supposedly the Optimus L7 II Dual, with a dual-SIM slot.
The design is a bit different than what LG usually goes after. The L7 II Dual is a bit curvier and more rounded than past Optimus devices, but overall it still has the LG look, which is most important. The phone is said to come with dual-SIM capabilities, meaning you can pack in to SIM cards and switch between the two whenever need be.
Other than that, we’re looking at a 4.3-inch IPS LCD display of the original L7, but the CPU gets a slight spec bump to a 1.0GHz dual-core chip, as well as a better 8MP camera that shoots 720p video. The new device is also said to be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box and comes with a very respectable 2460mAh battery.
The LG Optimus L7 II Dual is said to launch sometime later in February in Russia for 12,990 rubles ($430). That’s probably not what the price will be exactly once it hits Europe, but we’ll have to wait and see what LG does on the price front once it’s announced. The company announced the original L7 at Mobile World Congress last year, so we’re guessing that they’ll do the same this time around.