LG added yet another device to its L SeriesIII series today with the L80, which joins the L40, L65, L70 and L90 in a lineup of mid-range devices. The LG L80 was announced on Twitter and Facebook by the company in Indonesia, where the device will sell for around 2 million Indonesian Rupiah ($172).
The LG L80’s hardware isn’t very impressive, even by the mid-range standards set by other devices like the Moto G. It comes equipped with a 5-inch 480×800-pixel display, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of storage with microSD support, 1GB of RAM, and a 2,540mAh battery. Like the devices of the L SeriesIII it runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box with LG’s own software on top, including Knock Code security.
LG’s latest attempt to flood the market with mid-range smartphones is an interesting strategy modeled after Samsung’s recent success. The goal, LG told TechnoBuffalo back during Mobile World Congress, is to sell more affordable handsets with the same software experience offered by its flagship smartphones, and it hopes that will help the devices appeal to a wider audience. The L80 is available today in Indonesia and expected to launch in Russia next month. There’s no word on whether the device will ever see a global release.