Mobile World Congress 2013 Early Preview: LG’s Optimus F-Series Unveiled

The Mobile World Congress isn’t until February 25th, but apparent LG couldn’t keep it in their pants. They’ve gone ahead and unveiled two new phones from their Optimus F-Series before the annual mobile show, and we have to say, they were right to be excited.

LG’s Optimus F5 and F7 are two impressive smartphones that are aiming to bring 4G to the masses. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you already know that it’s all about 4G in the world of mobile these days. You know what they say: you might as well give up if you can’t keep up.

The Optimus F5 will be LG’s mid-range offering that runs Android Jelly Bean (4.1.2.) It’s got a generous 4.3-inch IPS touchscreen display with a 960×540 resolution, and while it’s not exactly retina display, it’s not bad either. The F5 is equipped with a dual core 1.2 GHz processor with 1GB of RAM running under the hood. LG was pretty conservative with the memory, as the phone has 8GB of memory, although you can easily expand it by 32GB since it has a slot for a microSD card.

On the other hand, the Optimus F7 has slightly higher specifications, starting with a larger 4.7-inch IPS screen with a 1280×720 resolution. The phone is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and has twice as much RAM as the F5. On-board memory is still 8GB, but you can beef this up easily by inserting a microSD.

Both phones come with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The F5 has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, while the F7 lets the user take higher resolution shots with its 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.

You can expect the LG Optimus F5 and F7 to hit stores sometime in the second quarter.

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