LG Kicks Off Global Rollout of Optimus F5, Europe Gets It First

The smartphone will be initially launched in France

Officially unveiled a few months ago at Mobile World Congress 2013, in Barcelona, LG Optimus F5 is about to make its debut on the market.

The South Korean handset maker has just announced that the smartphone will be launched in France on April 29, soon followed by other European countries.

Moreover, LG has confirmed that it will roll out the Optimus F5 in South and Central America, Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) over the next several weeks.

No word on pricing options, but LG Optimus F5 is a mid-range Android smartphone, so we expect it to be priced accordingly.

The Optimus F5 is one of the first smartphones in the F Series, a new family of Android smartphones aimed at customers “who are ready to experience the blazing speeds of 4G LTE without the high costs that normally go with such a device.”

LG Optimus F5 packs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor manufactured by Qualcomm, along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card slot.

Furthermore, the smartphone sports a 4.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution and 16 million colors.

Other highlights of the phone include: 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as 2,150mAh battery.

Last but not least, LG Optimus F5 ships with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, integrated with exclusive UX features such as QSlide, Video Wiz and QTranslator.

“LG has consistently set the standard in the mobile industry with technology that com-plements, not complicates, users’ lives. The Optimus F5 is a natural exten-sion 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,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

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