The Sprint LG Optimus F3, which carries an affordable tag along with a decent set of components and features, is here. The F Series from LG also comprises of the F7 and F5 phones which went official before the MWC. The former is available through U.S. Cellular.
The LG Optimus F3 comes with the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean platform out of the box and it has been preloaded with various accessibility attributes to make accessing the device and its functions convenient for the visually-impaired and users with other disabilities. For starters, the TalkBack text-to-speech tool from Google comes built-in. Then there’s an LED indicator on the phone’s home button which lights up in different colors to denote various types of alerts like green for an incoming call and red for SMS.
Additionally, there are a host of enhancements onboard as well, with the specially tailored UI. The LG Optimus F3 is deployed with VuTalk which is a doodling tool, QuickMemo for taking screenshots and embedding handwritten text over it, QSlide 2.0 for better multitasking and lastly, QTranslator. The smartphone sports a 4-inch WVGA IPS screen with a coating of Gorilla Glass 2 and a VGA snapper on the front, while the rear plays host to a 5MP 1080p camera.
At 0.40 inches thick, the LG Optimus F3 is designed with a 1.2GHz dual core processor and a 2,460mAh battery to get things moving. Memory-wise, it comes with 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM with up to 32GB microSD card support. On a single charge, users can expect around 16 hours of talktime.
The Optimus F3 will be available for purchase online starting June 14 in color options of titanium silver and purple for a price of $29.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. Buyers will have to sign up for a new two-year service agreement. The handset’s in-store release date is slated for later this summer.
Specifications at a glance:
– Platform: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
– Processor: 1.2GHz dual core CPU
– Display: 4-inch WVGA IPS touchscreen
– Memory: 4GB ROM, 32GB expandable
– RAM: 1GB
– Connectivity: 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth, DLNA
– Dimensions: 4.57 x 2.44 x 0.40 inches
– Weight: 4 ounces