Fresh from its official debut in the warm Catalan sun, LG has confirmed that the Optimus L3 will be hitting European shelves this month, making it the first L-style phone out of the gate. After Europe, the dual-core 800MHz slice of Gingerbread will leave a crumbly trail eastwards, landing in Russia, then Asia. The official PR stops short of telling us if it'll go full-circle and arrive on US shores, simply teasing budget phone-seeking Americans with "followed by other markets around the world."

Update: LG has issued a clarification regarding the specs of the device which we've corrected in the PR after the break. Original release stated that the phone had 2GB RAM, while in truth it has only 384MB, but does have 1GB of storage available for media and other files.
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FIRST OF LG'S NEW L-STYLE SMARTPHONES COMING TO EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS THIS MONTH
All-in-One Compact Smartphone with Superior Style

SEOUL, Mar. 2, 2012 – The LG Optimus L3, a compact smartphone with timeless style first introduced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona earlier this week, will get its European debut starting March. The Optimus L3 is the first model from the L-Style design series starting this year.

LG Optimus L3 offers users an authentic experience compromising the style and practical technologies. L-Style's elements, such as Modern Square Style and Harmonized Design Contrast with metallic accents, are revealed on the Optimus L3, emphasizing the premium design heritage born from LG's design leadership.

Its 3.2-inch display provides the ideal viewing experience on a compact smartphone. As an "on-the-go" socializing device, the Optimus L3 allows for longer talk times and ensures that users always stay connected to their favorite social network with its 1,500mAh battery. Customers even have a variety of options when choosing the color for their device - white, black, hot pink or blue.

"We've always believed in the need to offer a variety of smartphone options and many people simply don't want to pay for a lot of extra bells and whistles." said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. "We think the Optimus L3 offers all of basic smartphone-related benefits but in a more premium package that hasn't been seen before on a smartphone in this category."

After its European launch, the LG Optimus L3 will make its appearance in Russia and Asia, followed by other markets around the world.

Key Specifications:
o Chipset: 800MHz Dual-Core Processor
o Memory: 150MB (for Apps), 2GB 384MB (RAM), 1GB (storage)
o Display: 3.2-inch QGVA
o Camera: 3.0 MP
o OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
o Battery: 1,500mAh
o Size: 102.6 x 61.6 x 11.85 (mm)

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LG confirms Optimus L3 will introduce L-Style to Europe this month (updated)