LG's new Optimus L2 II dual-SIM smartphone will be exclusively sold through Optus from this month.
The device is part of the LG's aggressively priced L-Series range of Android smartphones and will be sold for $99 as a pre-paid mobile.
The Optimus L2 II is one of the only dual-SIM smartphones sold through a major Australian telco, but the primary SIM card slot on the device will be locked to the Optus network.
A message on the Optus Web site confirms the lock.
"Primary SIM slot is locked to the Optus network. Unlocking fees apply see optus.com.au/unlock. Second SIM slot is 2G compatible only. To use this SIM slot, an Optus SIM must be in the primary SIM slot."
"Using the 2G network means that your internet browsing will be slower and downloading apps and content will take longer."
Optus charges an unlocking fee of $80 for pre-paid handsets, though will reduce the fee to $25 if a customers' pre-paid Optus service has been active for six months or more.
The Optimus L2 II dual SIM has a 3.2in IPS display with a resolution of 240x320, runs the 4.1 "Jelly Bean" version of Google's Android operating system and has a rear-facing 3.2-megapixel camera.
The phone comes with a dedicated dual SIM "Quick Switch" button, enabling users' to quickly switch between two SIM cards for phone calls.
In addition to its availability through Optus stores and online, the Optimus L2 II dual-SIM will be sold through Australian retailers Coles, Target, Kmart, Officeworks, Woolworths, Big W, Dick Smith, Australia Post, and Harvey Norman.