LG brings two sub-$200 smartphones to Australia

LG today announced the Australian availability of two new budget smartphones, the LG Spirt (pictured left) and the LG Leon (pictured right). Both handsets run Android Lollipop, have 4G connectivity and boast a design inspired by the LG G3.

"With consumers at the heart of everything we do, LG understands that the more premium model is not always going to be accessible to everyone," said Lambro Skropidis, LG Australia's General Marketing Manager. "That’s why we’ve created the LG Spirit and LG Leon – they’re packed with an array of the G3’s acclaimed features but at a price that will be sure to please. We’re immensely pleased with both smartphones. I suspect both the LG Spirit and LG Leon are going to be an absolute revelation for our consumers."

The LG Spirit has a 4.7-inch 720p display, 1.2GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor, 8GB of expandable storage and 1GB of RAM. Its rear camera shoots at 8 megapixels, while its front-facing camera shoots at 1 megapixel.

The LG Spirit will retail for AUD$199 and be available from Vodafone in late April, and Big W in May.

The LG Leon is a slightly smaller, cheaper phone with a 4.5-inch 854×480 pixel display. It's processor, storage and RAM are identical to the LG Spirit, but both its rear and front camera shoot at a lower resolution – 5 megapixel and VGA respectively.

The LG Leon will retail for AUD$149 and be available from Optus, Harvey Norman, Big W, Australia Post, Dick Smith and Kmart by early May.

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