LG has today announced that the first in their L Series III phones to launch in Austalia is the L70 and it will be available exclusively from Optus.

The L70 will be sold for $179, it’s a mid-range phone with some fairly decent features, including being the first handset to launch in Australia with the KnockCode feature. KnockCode allows people to setup a personalised sequence of taps in order to unlock their phone.

Lambro Skropidis, General Manager Marketing at LG Electronics Australia said of the L70 :

We are delighted to announce the arrival of both the L70 and KnockCode in Australia. Consumers’ needs are at the heart of all our product and software developments, and the marriage of the mid-tier handset and premium software, offers customers a unique, affordable and attractive package,

Hardware wise the L70 comes with :

  • 4.5″ IPS Display
  • 1.2 GHz Dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB on-board storage with microSD card support up to 32GB
  • 5.0MP Rear Camera with VGA Front-facing camera
  • 3G (HSPA+21Mbps): 900/2100MHz
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • Removeable 2,100mAh Battery
  • 127x66x9.5mm @ 133grams

The LG L70 is available in Black from Optus through their website and Optus Stores as well as through Target, Kmart, Officeworks, Dick Smith, Harvey Norman and Australia Post stores.