LG Announces the F Series Smartphones Soon After the Leak

It hasn’t been even a day since evleaks leaked the press shots of the LG Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 and LG has these devices up in the newsroom with their specifications listed. We have a closer look at what these devices have to offer us.


The F-series smartphones are LTE enabled as LG wishes to expand its 4G LTE footprint and why not? LTE is what we need. The LG Optimus F5  has a 4.3-inch qHD (540×960) display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP camera and 2,150mAh battery. The LG Optimus F7 has a larger 4.7-inch HD (720×1280) display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP camera and 2,540mAh battery.

While both these devices would offer 4G LTE connectivty, they come in two different variants – black and white. The Optimus F5 would launch in Europe in the second quarter and the Optimus F7 would follow suit in some “selected” markets.

Here’s the press release for your reference:


LG is expanding its solid 4G LTE presence with the introduction 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 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

What’s your take on these devices?