The LG Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 release date is likely to fall during the second quarter of this year and both smartphones have already been teased by the company ahead of their MWC 2013 launch. The handsets are touted to arrive with 4G LTE connectivity and a host of features previously seen in last year’s flag.
Similar to the new LII range, the Optimus F series will run on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform. And in addition to various fresh goodies offered by the OS, the company will be providing its very own applications. First on the list is the QSlide function which allows users to run 2 apps simultaneously in full screen mode, unlike Samsung’s Multi-View. The size, position and transparency are fully adjustable and the attribute is compatible with tools such as video, browser, memo, calendar and calculator. Other popular utilities such as Live Zooming, QuickMemo, QTranslator, Video Wiz and Safety Care have also made their way into the handsets.
The F5 is the smaller of the 2 smartphones housing a 4.3-inch IPS touchscreen which proffers a pixel density of 256ppi. In terms of dimensions, it measures 126mm x 64.5mm x 9.3mm. Fitted within its slim form factor is a dual core processor which is clocked at 1.2GHz, an entire gigabyte of RAM and 8GB of storage. For higher hoarding needs, a 32GB microSD card can be inserted into the concerned port. The rear is fitted with a 5MP AF camera, while the front houses a 1.3MP webcam. Powering the phone up is a 2,150mAh battery.
Coming to the F7, the conglomerate has dressed it up in a slim design which is just 9.6mm thick. Along with a 1.3MP snapper, the front is equipped with a 312ppi True HD IPS display that measures 4.7 inches wide. The flip side dons an 8MP lens and a dual core 1.5GHz processor gets things on a move from the inside with 2GB of RAM. Storage needs are taken care of by 8GB of memory and a microSD card slot.
The F5 and F7 smartphones from LG are scheduled to launch at the MWC next week. The former is expected to go on sale globally with Europe first in line, after which the latter will released in select locations. So far, we’ve seen the latest L lineup as well as the new G handset and now, the official F range. Based on the company’s teaser video, there’s yet another portfolio of devices, the V series, that’s has to go official. And at the rate the conglomerate is progressing, we’re likely to witness its launch before this week ends.