LG announces Optimus F5, F7 ahead of Mobile World Congress

The new series of Android smartphone will bridge the gap between the Optimus L and Optimus G lines.

LG announces the Optimus F series on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2013. LG

LG today announced a pair of Optimus F series smartphones on the eve of Mobile World Congress. The two will bridge the gap between the entry-level Optimus L and high-end Optimus G series of phones. Both will run the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and will feature 4G LTE connectivity.

The Optimus F5 features a 4.3-inch qHD (540x960 pixels) display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB internal storage. Juiced by a 2,150mAh battery, the smartphone includes a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and microSD expansion slot.

The bigger and more powerful Optimus F7 provides a 4.7-inch HD (720x1,280 pixels) IPS display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and 2GB RAM. Other noteworthy specifications include an 8-megapixel rear camera, microSD expansion, and a 2,540mAh battery.

LG stopped short of announcing exact time frames or carrier support; however, Europe will see the Optimus F5 in the second quarter. The worldwide rollout and Optimus F7 availability will be made clear in the coming weeks.

 

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