LG Can’t Wait for MWC, Unveils Optimus F7, Optimus F5

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Mobile World Congress 2013The giant MWC tradeshow starts in just a few days, but companies have already started to announce new smartphones. The latest of these is LG, who just took the wraps off a pair of LTE-enabled models.

The Optimus F7 will have a a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display. It’s going to run Google Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, with 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a microSD memory card slot.

LG Optimus F7 and Optimus F5This smartphone will have an 8MP rear-facing camera plus a 1.3MP front-facing one, as well as a 2540mAH battery.

Its companion model will be the Optimus F5, which will be similar bit lower-speced. It is going to have a 4.3-inch display, and use a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, with half the RAM This model is going to have a 5MP rear camera and a 2,150mAh battery.

Still, it will run the same version of Android as the F7, and have the same internal storage capacity and front camera.

LTE for Everyone

Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Mobile, said “With adoption of LTE expected to explode in 2013, we are sending a clear message to consumers with the Optimus F Series that LTE isn’t just for heavy content users and techies anymore. It’s for everyone.”

LG says the Optimus F7 and F5 are going to debut in Europe in the second quarter. The Optimus F7 will be released soon after in “selected markets”, although LG declined to be more specific.

Exact timing and pricing will be announced at a later date.

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