Spotted yesterday in a leaked photo the LG Optimus F7 and Optimus F5 were officially announced today. Both handsets belong to the new F-series, mentioned by LG last month. The company said that has been developed new family of smartphones to “bring a premium user experience and the speed of 4G LTE to a mass audience.” However, the phones are by no means entry-level devices, and actually the specs place them above the average.
Introducing LG Optimus F7 and LG Optimus F5
The LG Optimus F7 features a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display at 312 ppi, an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing shooter. The handset is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and comes with 2 GB of RAM and a 2,540 mAh battery. The smaller LG Optimus F5 boasts a 4.3-inch IPS display at 256 ppi, a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM. The phone is also equipped with a 5 megapixel rear camera, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing one as well as a 2,150 mAh battery.
Both devices offer 8 GB of internal memory expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card slot, 4G LTE connectivity and run Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. They also come pre-loaded with apps that were previously only available on premium smartphones, such as QSlide which allows users to open two apps at the same time, both in full screen mode, and Live Zooming which allows users to zoom into a specific area while watching a video. The Optimus F5 should be available in the second quarter of 2013 and the Optimus F7 should hit the market next year.
So far there is no word on pricing.