LG has just announced the brand new Optimus F Series! This new series will be shown off at the 2013 Mobile World Congress. There will be 2(two) devices, the Optimus F5 and the Optimus F7. They both will feature LG’s industry-leading LTE technologies and a premium user experience. Both the Optimus F5 and F7 will be running Android 4.1.2 JellyBean with a User Interface that features upgraded versions of Live Zooming, QuickMemo, QTranslator, Video Wiz, Safety Care, and QSlide. Before Live Zooming and QSlide were only available on LG’s higher end device, now they are bringing them to other devices for the entire market to enjoy. QSlide will let you have 2(two) applications open at the same time all on the same screen. The Optimus G used to have the exclusivity to Live Zooming, this allows you to zoom anywhere on a video that you are watching. This feature is now a welcomed edition Optimus F5 and F7. The Optimus F5 features a 1.2 GHz Dual-Core processor with 1GB of RAM, 4G LTE capable, 8GB of internal storage, a micro SD card slot, a 2,150mAh battery, a 4.3-inch IPS touchscreen display, a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, a 5 megapixel back camera, 9.3 millimeters thick, and more. The LG Optimus F5 will have a worldwide rollout starting with launch of the device in Europe during Quarter 2. Pricing and the exact launch date for the Optimus F5 will be announced at a later time. The LG Optimus F7 features a 1.5GHz Dual-Core processor with 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a micro SD card slot, a 8 megapixel back camera, a 4.7-inch True HD IPS touchscreen display, a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, a 2,540mAh battery, 9.6 millimeters thick, and more. The Optimus F7’s rollout will begin in selected markets after the launch of the F5 in Europe. As with the Optimus F5 pricing and the exact launch date for the F7 will be announced at a later time. Both devices should be available in your choice of either black or white. Overall, I am excited about the new LG Optimus F5 and F7! They are brining the great higher end features down to some low and mid range devices. We will update as soon as more information regarding the devices is released. In the meantime check out the gallery and press release below!
LG AIMING TO INCREASE 4G LTE FOOTPRINT WITH NEW OPTIMUS F SERIES
Two New Devices Deliver Fast 4G LTE Speeds and Advanced Features for the Masses
SEOUL, Feb. 21, 2013 – LG is expanding its solid 4G LTE presence with the introduc-tion of its new Optimus F Series at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. With LG’s industry-leading LTE technologies, the Optimus F Series is designed to bring a premium user experience and the speed of 4G LTE to a mass audience. Two devices — Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 — will make their global debut at the show.
The Optimus F5 is a 4G LTE smartphone with a 4.3-inch IPS display running on a 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor and largest-in-class 2,150mAh battery while the Optimus F7 offers a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display and a 1.5GHz Dual-Core processor powered by a large capacity 2,540mAh battery for long lasting performance. Both devices will be available with the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OS and will include advanced UX features such as the upgraded QSlide and Live Zooming, previously only available in LG’s premium devices.
The upgraded QSlide allows users to open two apps at the same time, both in full screen mode. Users can change the size, position and transparency of QSlide apps according to their preferences. Functions now compatible with QSlide include video, browser, memo, calendar and calculator. Live Zooming, previously only seen in the Optimus G, is now standard in the Optimus F5 and Optimus F7. Live Zooming allows the user to zoom into a specific area while watching a video. Additional features included in both Optimus F Series devices are QuickMemo, QTranslator, Video Wiz, Safety Care and much more.
“LG continues to lead the industry with 4G LTE innovation and the Optimus F Series, a well-balanced an well-equipped 4G LTE smartphone for the mass market, embodies the best of our broad LTE patent portfolio and innovative UX features,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “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.”
The worldwide rollout of the Optimus F5 will begin in the second quarter in Europe, followed soon by the Optimus F7 in selected markets. Exact timing and pricing will be announced at a later date.
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