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LG Optimus F7, LG Optimus F5 leak

LG has already officially unveiled a handful of new smartphones ahead of the start of Mobile World Congress next week, including the Optimus L Series II trio and the 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro. Now two more of LG's upcoming handsets may have been outed, though this time the reveal is slightly less than official. The @evleaks Twitter account today posted an image showing what it claims to be the LG Optimus F7 (left) and LG Optimus F5 (right). Both phones are white and have similar logo and sensor placements on their faces, but the two units have slightly different styles. While the F7 features a physical home key, the F5 features a trio of capacitive navigation keys as well as a chrome ring around its face that isn't present on the F7.

Not much is known about the Optimus F7 and Optimus F5 beyond what we can gleam from these images. Their names do appear to indicate that they're part of a new Optimus F Series of smartphones from LG, though, a notion that's seemingly backed up by a new MWC teaser from LG. The clip tells viewers that they can "Tag" (possibly NFC-related) what they want, and then it shows four images with the words "The StyLe," "The Freedom," "The View" and "The Greatness" attached. That suggests that the company's got L Series, F Series, V Series and G Series units lined up for MWC. We've already seen the L and G devices unveiled, and the devices that've been leaked this morning could be part of the F Series of phones. The "View" line may be a tease for a new Optimus Vu device.

Mobile World Congress 2013 is set to kick off on Feb. 25 and run through Feb. 28, and while LG has announced several new phones in the past week or so, it appears that the company may still have a few more models up its sleeve. Of course, whether or not it can wait until Barcelona to actually announce them is still up in the air. Stay tuned.

Via @evleaks, LG on YouTube


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"Two new LG phones leaked out this morning, and one features a physical home button while the other has a capacitive home key. What kind of Android home button (physical, capacitive or on-screen) do you prefer?"


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Arxi Kay
Arxi Kay The F4 didn't make it hahaha...oh
BG Michael
BG Michael Love it nice design...LG well done...
Tony Passalacqua
Tony Passalacqua I love the home button on my note 2. I don't think I would buy a phone without one.
Michael Myers
Michael Myers capacitive. on screen takes up the screen space.
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey
Luis Robles Figueroa
Luis Robles Figueroa Well both take space but if I have to choose I will CAPACITY...
John Jackson
John Jackson On screen
Jim Marshall III
Jim Marshall III That's the only thing I don't like on my note 2
Frank Porter
Frank Porter Having none at all would be perfect. Software buttons are the way to go. It's what Google intended for ICS and up and manufacturers should follow suit and do away with software and capacitive buttons forever
Ruben Alicea Feliciano
Ruben Alicea Feliciano On screen
Jordan Williams
Jordan Williams After having capacitive buttons on my last two phones, and straight touch on my Nexus, physical home keys feel strange. I just wish more people would either use physical buttons or touch, for Android. I had a One S and the black bar on 4.0.3 that appeared for any app that didn't have it's own menu button was just downright obnoxious. Most of that phone WAS obnoxious though
Tony Abiama
Tony Abiama Capacitive... Its good that LG gave the options
Bryan T Miller
Bryan T Miller I love my lg optimus g buttons
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey Having had both (esp. with the original Note and now my Note 2) I could deal with either, but I don't see the big deal with the physical button. I actually like it, considering it has several functions. It serves as a "home" button, it activates "S Voice," and it also activates the phones "task manager." The two capacitive buttons serve as the "back" key, "Multi-Window" activator, and the menu button. Phones with only capacitive buttons usually are relegated to three or four function, and the only way you can change them is with root access. I currently have six functions with the buttons on my Note 2.
LaToya's Page
LaToya's Page Capacitive
Romeo Valentino
Romeo Valentino I hate the physical home key on my s3. love the phone though




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