LG Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 introduced, 4G LTE connectivity and Jelly Bean in towAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Remember those LG Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 handsets that leaked earlier today? Less than 24 hours later, they've made the jump from Rumorville to Official Town. LG tonight officially announced its new Optimus F Series, which consists of the 4G LTE-capable Optimus F5 and Optimus L7. The folks at LG say that their goal with the Optimus F lineup is to bring together a "premium user experience" with LTE connectivity and to offer that combo to a large audience. The full spec rundowns of the Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 are as follows:
- Optimus F5: 4.3-inch IPS display with a resolution of 256ppi, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter, 8GB built-in storage, microSD card slot, 1GB RAM, 2,150mAh battery, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- Optimus F7: 4.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 312ppi, 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 8-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, 8GB built-in storage, 2GB RAM, microSD card slot, 2,540mAh battery, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
Each of LG's Optimus lineups appear to focus on a certain feature or market segment, with the Optimus L Series consisting of entry-level and mid-range products and the Optimus G Series consisting of high-end handsets. The focus of the Optimus F Series seems to be 4G LTE support and bringing that connectivity to the masses. When it comes to which masses will actually get the opportunity to purchase an Optimus F Series device, LG says that the Optimus F5 will begin its worldwide rollout in Europe in Q2 2013, with the Optimus F7 set to follow in "selected markets." The good news is that we won't have to wait long to see the new Optimus F Series family members in action, as LG says that they'll both make an appearance at Mobile World Congress later this month. Until then, you can peruse LG's official announcement of its new handsets by clicking the link below.
Via LG Newsroom