The device will then head to Asia and beyond; no U.S. plans have been announced.
The L7 is at the upper end of a midrange line that LG is hoping will help the company regain some lost ground in the market.
“For consumers desiring high-end style and sophistication in a smartphone, LG Optimus L7 offers beauty and performance in one smart package,” LG mobile unit CEO Jong-seok Park said in a statement. “The L7 is a significant addition to our L-Series portfolio and we are confident that it’ll prove highly attractive to users. We expect it to be one of our most popular smartphones.”