LG is planning to launch a new 4G LTE smartphone in India through the F70, bringing high speed cellular data support to the affordable segment. This is the first time the company will be bringing its F Series to the country, which has been targeted at LTE markets only. A price for the smartphone has also been provided, pegging it at Rs 19500.
Currently, there are only a handful of smartphones in India carrying LTE support, the LG G2 being one of them. Most options are basically high-end phones and flagships and more devices like the LG F70 are expected in the coming months. The handset in question made its debut at the MWC 2014 which took place in February.
Like the L Series phones, the new device flaunts a pretty attractive design. It sports a metal frame and a textured rear panel. The front plays host to a 4.5-inch WVGA IPS display and a VGA camera, while a 5MP camera can be found on the flipside which supports 1080p video recording.
A 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 chipset powers the phone and also tags along 4G LTE connectivity. Additionally, the device supports HSPA+ 21Mbps, quad band GSM, NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 amongst others.
Quick look at the LG F70’s specifications:
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Chipset: 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400
– Memory: 1GB RAM, 4GB storage, 32GB expandable
– Display: 4.5-inch WVGA IPS
– Connectivity: 4G LTE, HSPA+ 21Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
– Camera: 5MP rear, VGA front
– Dimensions: 127.5mm x 66.4mm x 9.95mm
While we know that the LG F70 will go official at Rs 19500 in India, there’s absolutely no information on when the company plans to launch it. Well, it’s debut shouldn’t be far considering that it’s already up on the conglomerate’s website.