Sprint has announced the LG Optimus F3, a low-cost smartphone aimed at users with visual impairments, which features a set of preinstalled software that makes the device more accessible for those users.
The Optimus F3, which was leaked previous to today’s announcement, comes preloaded with TalkBack, a text-to-speech feature from Google. TalkBack is ready to use as soon as a user turns on the device, meaning they can use the voice guidance to activate and set up the smartphone. Additionally, users can download the Accessible Education IS pack, which allows school-aged users to access Web-based educational resources on their smartphones.
The handset runs on a 1.3GHz dial-core processor and has a 2,460mAh battery. It runs the Android 4.1.2 operating system and has a 4-inch ISP display. A 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, along with a front-facing camera will allow users to take advantage of various image features like Panorama Shot and Cheese Shot, which allows users to take a photo simply by saying “cheese.” The smartphone can also shoot 1080p Full HD video.
The LG Optimus F3 will be available on Sprint’s network beginning on June 14. It will be on sale through Sprint.com and Telesales for $29.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate reward card.