The mid-range US Cellular LG Optimus F7 is now up for grabs for less than $100 and it comes bearing 4G LTE support. Apart from this, LG has a couple of new smartphones making their appearance in the US, namely the F3 which is official for Sprint, Verizon’s Zone that’s the L3 II in disguise and a few more are in the pipeline.
Like most other devices from the South Korean conglomerate, the LG Optimus F7 comes with the company’s exclusive UX features. It runs on the Android 4.1.2 platform and packs in the updated Qslide function that allows users to multitask more efficiently through new options, along with the ability to alter the size, position and transparency of apps. Then there’s Live Zooming that enables magnification during video playback.
Buyers will also be presented with tools like QuickMemo, QTranslator, VuTalk, Video Wiz and Safety Care. Entertainment buffs will be pleased to know that the LG Optimus F7 tags along a 720p True HD IPS touchscreen which spans 4.7 inches wide and proffers a pixel density of 312ppi. Accompanying it is a 1.3MP webcam for live face to face calling. On the rear, users will find an 8MP camera with flash and 1080p video recording.
Other highlights are a 1.5GHz dual core processor to carry the load, 8GB of onboard memory and 2GB of RAM. Users will be able to throw in 32GB more storage via the microSD card slot. Hidden under the rear panel is a 2540mAh Li-ion battery. Large as it is in capacity, the overall talktime achievable on a single charge is estimated at 13 hours, while the standby time should be around 12.5 days.
The LG Optimus F7 can be picked up for a price of $99.99 with a 2-year contract at the carrier’s retail stores and website. A $35 activation fee will be applicable and customers will have to select a data plan as well.
Here’s a quick overview of the Optimus F7 specifications:
– Platform: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
– Display: 4.1-inch 720p True HD IPS touchscreen
– CPU: 1.5GHz dual core processor
– Battery: 2540mAh Li-ion
– Memory: 8GB built-in, 32GB expandable
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR, 4G LTE
– Dimensions: 5.16 x 2.71 x 0.38 inches
– Weight: Approximately 4.7 ounces