Just a week after it made splashes in MWC 2014, LG has officially announced the arriveal of the LG L90. Billed as the premier model in its new line of budget smartphones, the L90 tries to combine premium features with budget hardware and an equally affordable price tag.

Before MWC 2014 even started, LG pre-announced the upcoming members of the new L Series III. Representing LG’s line of budget smartphones, the previous generations of L Series have been met with a decent amount of retail success, something that LG naturally wants to repeat, starting with the largest of the group, the L90.


There is no mistaking that the L90 lies slightly on the lower end of the device spectrum. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcom MSM8226, more popularly known as the Snapdragon 400. The 4.7-inch IPS screen, though comfortably large, only supports a qHD resolution of 960×540 pixels. The 1 GB RAM might be decent for moderate uses and the 8 GB internal storage can be augmented by a microSD card.

The specs might not be that high, but LG wants to give it a bit of flair, particularly in the user experience department. LG is making available the latest iteration of its “tap to unlock” system, currently called Knock Code, letting users safely unlock their smartphone using one of over 86,000 tapping combinations.


The LG L90 will start its market availability this week, but initially in CIS regions. This will later be followed by other international markets, though LG isn’t yet disclosing when or where. Pricing details are also still unknown at the moment.