Published on February 25, 2013 10:16 AM

New Mid-Range LG Optimus F5 and F7 Smartphones

LG unveils two Optimus F-series handsets

LG's has presented a new pair of mid-range Optimus smartphones. The freshly unveiled Optimus F5 and F7 will no doubt be joining LG on its stand at MWC 2013, which opens on 25 February.

It's out with the old and in with the new for LG. After updating its entry-level handsets with the Optimus L Series II and showing off the high-end Optimus G Pro, LG is back again with a new selection of mid-range handsets—the Optimus F Series.

The Optimus F5 has a 4.3" IPS screen, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. This phone has an 8 GB internal memory, as well as a microSD card slot for boosting storage (up to 32 GB). There's a rear-facing 5-Megapixel camera with autofocus and a 1.3-Megapixel front-facing webcam. The F5 comes loaded with a 2,150 mAh battery.

The Optimus F7 has a slightly more advanced set of tech specs. Here, the dual-core processor is clocked at 1.5 GHz and the screen has been upped to 4.7" with a True HD IPS panel. It gains an extra 1 GB of RAM and has an 8-Megapixel camera and a 2,540 mAh battery.

Both phones are compatible with 4G LTE and run on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. They also come with LG's Qslide picture-in-picture function, which means you can open and run two applications simultaneously onscreen.

Although the new handsets were presented ahead of MWC 2013, these phones will no doubt be on show on LG's stand at the Barcelona-based event.

LG hasn't yet announced official release dates or prices for these two mobiles, but the F5 is expected to land in Europe in Q2 2013, followed later by the F7.

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