Boost Mobile today announced it is now selling the LG Tribute 5, an entry-level Android phone designed with the selfie-lover in mind.
Available online and in retail stores, the unit carries a $100 full retail price.
Introduced as the LG K7 at CES earlier this month, the Tribute 5 is an LTE variant of the K7 and caters to a lesser demanding smartphone user. As the first to feature LG's new "glossy pebble design language," the handset punches above its weight -- if only in the looks department.
The Tribute 5 offers up a 5-megapixel camera on both the rear and front side of the phone. Moreover, the Gesture Shot makes taking selfies easy: place your open hand in front of the camera, make a fist, then open and close your hand twice and the front camera snaps a pic. Plus, the front-facing flash ensures you look great in the process. Other LG enhancements include Knock On, Quick Memo+, and Knock Code.
The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is somewhat of a bummer considering 6.0 Marshmallow has been around for more than a couple of months.
In terms of more traditional hardware specs, the LG Tribute 5 features the following:
- 5-inch display
- 1.1GHz quad-core CPU
- 8GB of internal storage
- 1GB of RAM
- 2,125mAh battery
Boost Mobile is a prepaid carrier that operates on the Sprint network.