Just like the rumors foretold, Boost Mobile today announced its plans to launch the LG Optimus F7. The Optimus F7 will be hitting Boost's shelves on June 27 for $299.99 sans commitment, and when it does, it'll boast compatibility with the Sprint 4G LTE network. Sprint recently expanded its LTE coverage, growing the network's footprint to 110 markets.
Along with LTE connectivity, Boost's flavor of the Optimus F7 features a 4.7-inch True HD IPS touchscreen, "Instant Alert" home button with LED and a 1.3-megapixel camera on its face, as well as an 8-megapixel shooter on its rear. Inside the Optimus F7 is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and compatibility with Sprint's 3G and 4G LTE networks. The Optimus F7 comes preloaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and some LG-exclusive software add-ons, like the VuTalk app that lets users share notes with one another in real time and the QuickMemo app for taking screenshots and scribbling down a note or two on them.
As with other Android phones on Boost Mobile, the Optimus F7 can be used with the operator's $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments. The plan includes unlimited talk, text and web, though users will see their speeds slowed after consuming more than 2.5GB of data in a single cycle. For every six on-time payments that a customer makes, his or her monthly cost will drop by $5, eventually getting as low as $40 per month.
With its large, high-res display and 4G LTE connectivity, the Optimus F7 slots nicely into the higher-end of Boost Mobile's lineup. It's also worth noting that the Optimus F7 is Boost's fourth LTE-capable smartphone, which is an impressive stat considering that the Sprint MVNO only began offering LTE-compatible handsets a little over three months ago. If you're interested in getting a better idea of what the Optimus F7 is all about while waiting for its arrival on Boost's shelves, Aaron's hands-on with the international variant of the F7 is available below.
Via Boost Mobile