Earlier this week LG unveiled a number of new L-Series II smartphones and now they've revealed a couple more new smartphones. The LG Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 will be showcased at Mobile World Congress next week, but what are they all about ?
LG's new Optimus F-Series aims to bring 4G LTE connectivity to the masses. The vast majority of smartphones supporting 4G are flagship devices costing a huge amount, but LG's Optimus F-Series looks set to change this.
LG Optimus F5
The LG Optimus F5 is a mid-range smartphone that runs on Android Jelly Bean (4.1.2) and comes with 4G LTE support. But what about the rest of the specification ?
Well, the Optimus F5 has a 4.3 inch IPS touch-screen display running at a resolution of 960*540 pixels which gives the smartphone a 256 ppi. While, LG's smartphone is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and has 1GB of RAM.
LG's Optimus L5 has 8GB of on-board memory which can be expanded by another 32GB using a microSD card. While, the smartphone has both a rear-facing 5 mega-pixel camera and a front-facing 1.3 mega-pixel snapper for video calling.
On the whole LG's Optimus F5 is a pretty standard mid-range Android smartphone , but with the added bonus of 4G support. The smartphone is set to roll-out in the second quarter of 2013 and will be priced competitively.
LG Optimus F7
The LG Optimus F7 is the higher specification of LG's new smartphones and has a larger 4.7 inch IPS display running at a resolution of 1280*720 pixels. While, the Optimus F7 has a more powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM.
On-board memory again comes in at 8GB and can be expanded using microSD cards. While , the Optimus F7 has both an 8 mega-pixel rear-facing camera and front-facing 1.3 mega-pixel camera for video calling.
Like the Optimus F5 the Optimus F7 comes pre-loaded with Android Jelly Bean and supports 4G. It'll roll-out shortly after the Optimus F5 in the second quarter of 2012.
Over the next couple of months we expect a whole range of more affordable 4G handsets to hit the market including ones using Nvidia's new Tegra 4i mobile processor. However , until they get announced LG have carved out a nice niche with the Optimus F-Series.
By Simon Thomas on 21st February, 2013