After LG announced the F-Series – Optimus F7 and Optimus F5 – in February 2013, days ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, the Optimus F% may become available to a sho near you.
The new LG Optimus F5 mid-range smartphone will be released in France first on April 29th, with South and Central America, Asia and Eastern Europe receiving the phone over “the next several weeks”.
According to a press release written by the company, “The Optimus F Series is a new family of Android smartphones for consumers who are ready to experience the blazing speeds of 4G LTE without the high costs that normally go with such a device. As a key component of LG’s strategy to make 4G smartphones as ubiquitous as they are fast, the Optimus F5 features LG’s advanced LTE technology and enhanced user experience (UX) features.”
LG hopes to make LTE devices more accessible with this new line of devices. The Optimus F5 features advanced LTE technology along with an enhanced user experience.
The 126.04 x 64.46 x 9.30mm Optimus F5 includes the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 operating system and the best of LG’s innovative and exclusive UX features:
- QSlide allows users to open multiple apps at the same time in full screen mode with the ability to change the size, position and transparency of the windows.
- Live Zooming lets users zoom in on videos so they can get a closer, detailed look at any specific area.
- Video Wiz lets users play movie director by giving them the power to edit videos and enhance them with sound and music right on the phone itself.
- QTranslator function instantly translates not only words, but also entire sentences and phrases by simply using the camera to scan the text. QTranslator accepts 44 different languages and can translate them into any one of 64 languages.
Other features include the Qualcomm 1.2 GHz Dual-Core processr along with 1 GB RAM, 4.3-inch IPS (256 ppi) dispay, a 5.0 MP AF Front and 1.3 MP Rear cameras and 8 GB internal memory with a 32GB microSD.
“LG has consistently set the standard in the mobile industry with technology that complements, not complicates, users’ lives,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The Optimus F5 is a natural extension of LG’s lineup of strong LTE devices, offering the lightning-speed of 4G LTE and UX features of a premium phone. With the Optimus F5, we’re confident we can capture an untapped market of new and upgrading smartphone users who crave a feature-rich, LTE device.”
The pricing of this mid-range smartphone is still being kept under wraps. At this stage it is difficult to ascertain the exact date for its India launch, or the expected price.