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LG announces new LTE-equipped Optimus F5 and F7 Android smartphones


LG just announced two new 4G-ready Android smartphones, the Optimus F5 and Optimus F7, ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The F5 packs a 4.3-inch IPS display with a pixel density of 256ppi. It features a 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor, 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. The rear camera shoots at 5MP, while the front is rated at 1.3MP.

Optimus F5
Optimus F5

The F7 has a 4.7-inch “True HD” IPS display (312ppi). It comes with a dual-core a 1.5GHz processor, 8GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and an 8MP rear camera. Both phones are powered by Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2.

Optimus F7

“With adoption of LTE expected to explode in 2013, we are sending a clear message to con-sumers with the Optimus F Series that LTE isn’t just for heavy content users and techies anymore. It’s for everyone,” LG Mobile Communications Company CEO Jong-seok Park said in a statement.

The Optimus F5 will arrive first in Europe in the second quarter, followed by the Optimus F7. Pricing has yet to be announced.

LG has been rolling out its 2013 smartphone lineup in stages. Earlier this week, it announced the high-end Optimus G Pro, which has a 5.5-inch display. The company also announced its L Series II handsets earlier this month. LG recently celebrated passing the 15 million unit milestone for its Optimus L line.

Here are the F5 and F7 specs as provided by LG:

Optimus F5 Key Specifications: 

• Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2

• Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core

• Display: 4.3-inch IPS (256 ppi)

• Size: 126.0 x 64.5 x 9.3mm

• Memory: 8 GB / 1 GB RAM / microSD (up to 32GB)

• Camera: 5.0 MP AF / 1.3 MP

• Battery: 2,150mAh

Optimus F7 Key Specifications: 

• Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2

• Processor: 1.5 GHz Dual-Core

• Display: 4.7-inch True HD IPS (312 ppi)

• Size: 131.7 x 68.2 x 9.6mm

• Memory: 8 GB / 2 GB RAM / microSD (up to 32GB)

• Camera: 8.0 MP AF / 1.3 MP

• Battery: 2,540mAh

Images via LG

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Published February 21, 2013 — 03:19 UTC