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LG Optimus F7 and F5 go official with LTE and Jelly Bean 4.1.2


LG has uncovered it’s new smartphone range Optimus F dedicated to mid-range smartphones. The first smartphones of this range are Optimus F7 and F5. The company is expected to launch them globally during Mobile World Conference 2013 to be held in Barcelona from next week.

LG Optimus F5

Optimus F5 comes with a 4.3-inch IPS display with 256ppi. Inside, it has a 1.2 GHz dual core processor with 1 GB RAM and just like Optimus F7, it has an 8GB of internal memory that can be expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card.

Optimus F5 has a 5 megapixel rear camera while the front features a 1.3 megapixels camera ideal for video calls and has a minimal battery of 2,150 mAh. It runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

LG Optimus F7


Optimus F7 features a 4.7-inches True HD IPS display resulting in a 312ppi density. Inside, it has a 1.5 GHz dual core processor with 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that supports expansion up to 32 GB.

The smartphone features a rear camera with 8 megapixel, which is slightly higher than Optimus F5. It also has a 1.3 megapixels front camera. It packs a decent 2,550 mAh battery, and like F5, it runs Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2.

In general, both smartphones are quite similar in appearance and the most noticeable difference is the incorporation of a physical button on the Optimus F7. Also note the two phones have LTE connectivity, ideal for those who have access to such networks.

LG’s President and CEO Jong-seok Park says

“LG continues to lead the industry with 4G LTE innovation and the Optimus F Series, a well-balanced an well-equipped 4G LTE smartphone for the mass market, embodies the best of our broad LTE patent portfolio and innovative UX features. With adoption of LTE expected to explode in 2013, we are sending a clear message to consumers with the Optimus F Series that LTE isn’t just for heavy content users and techies anymore. It’s for everyone.”

The arrival of Optimus F5 is scheduled for the second quarter starting with the European market, followed by the F7 in selected markets only. However company has refused to specify the exact timing and pricing.

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