New LG Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 detailed ready for MWC reveal

LG F SeriesLG has a busy Mobile World Congress planned, and rather than wait to unveil everything all at once, running the risk of some products being overlooked, it has been steadily soft-launching its MWC line-up for the past few weeks. We’ve already seen the L Series II range and the Optimus G Pro, plus we’ve heard a little about the Tab Book tablet. Now, the company has made the new F Series official.

The F Series is comprised of two smartphones, the Optimus F5 and Optimus F7, both of which are mid-range and therefore affordable, 4G LTE devices. The Optimus F5 is the more basic of the two, but still manages to pack in a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage memory. The screen measures 4.3-inches, but the resolution hasn’t been confirmed. It has a 5 megapixel camera on the rear, a 1.3 megapixel video call lens, a microSD card slot and a 2150mAh battery.

The Optimus F7 has an improved features list, as it has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM, plus the screen is a 4.7-inch True HD display, which should mean a 720p resolution. The camera has 8 megapixels, although the storage memory is the same as the Optimus F5 at 8GB and there is also a microSD card slot to increase this figure by 32GB.

Both run Google Android 4.1.2, and as we mentioned earlier, connect to 4G LTE networks. LG has said the Optimus F5 will be out in Europe before the summer, so there’s a good chance it’ll connect to EE’s 4G network in the UK. The Optimus F7 will go on sale shortly after the Optimus F5, but no exact date or prices have been provided. We’ll learn more at Mobile World Congress.

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Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars