LG Optimus F3 is Boost Mobile's cheapest yet

The prepaid carrier starts selling its most affordable LTE-ready smartphone to date.

Boost Mobile dials up its most affordable LTE to date. Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile on Monday announced its latest Android handset, the LG Optimus F3. Priced at $129.99, it's the carrier's least expensive smartphone with 4G LTE support, ever.

The Optimus F3 isn't going to win any performance awards, but it should still have enough specs to satisfy budget-seekers. Indeed, this is the same experience that Sprint and Virgin Mobile have offered since last summer.

Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the smartphone features a 4-inch display, a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and 4GB of internal storage. Additionally, the Optimus F3 houses a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, and a 2,460mAh battery.

In terms of software, the handset comes with a number of custom LG apps and services; QuickMemo, VuTalk, QSlide, and Q Translator are present.

As is the case with other Androids on Boost Mobile, the Optimus F3 pairs with the carrier's $55 monthly plan with unlimited talk and text, and 2.5GB data. For every six on-time payments, Boost will drop your bill by $5 per month down to a limit of $40 per month.

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