The LG Optimus F5 and F7 are 4G handsets packing Jelly Bean. They are expected to enter the mid-range market.
The Optimus F5 comes with a 4.3-inch screen, 8GB of on board storage, microSD support, a 5-megapixel primary camera, and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.
The Optimus F7 comes with a 4.7-inch screen, 8GB of on board storage, microSD support, an 8-megapixel primary camera, 2GB of RAM, and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
The two are powered by Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). Unfortunately, this is not the latest. The latest is Android 4.2. This powers devices such as the Google Nexus 4. Version 4.1.2 may not be the latest, but it is still offers most of the latest features Android have to offer.
The two are 4G-enabled, which means that they can connect to 4G LTE networks. Currently, only EE offers LTE data. Other network operators will be rolling out their 4G services this year. LG, however, told CNET UK that the two are yet to be confirmed for the UK. We can only hope that they land in shops in the UK.
President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, Dr. Jong-seok Park, said, “LG continues to lead the industry with 4G LTE innovation and the Optimus F Series, a well-balanced an well-equipped 4G LTE smartphone for the mass market, embodies the best of our broad LTE patent portfolio and innovative UX features.”
He adds, “With adoption of LTE expected to explode in 2013, we are sending a clear message to consumers with the Optimus F Series that LTE isn’t just for heavy content users and techies anymore. It’s for everyone.”
We believe this means that the two will be affordable to most.
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