Boost Mobile confirms LG Optimus F7 release date and pricing

June 19, 2013
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Confirming the earlier rumors and leaks, Boost Mobile has confirmed the upcoming availability of the LG Optimus F7 smartphone. The handset will be available beginning on June 27th and will arrive priced at $299.99. And just to make it clear, that is a contract-free price. Those considering a purchase will be getting 4G LTE connectivity along with Jelly Bean and a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display.

More specifically, the Optimus F7 will arrive running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with LTE connectivity for those in a location covered by Boost Mobile. Otherwise, the handset will fall back to 3G coverage. LG has the Optimus F7 powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus processor with GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera.

The rear-facing camera has a BSI sensor and is capable of capturing 1080p HD video. There will also be an LED Home Button for alerts. As we often see with LG handsets, there will be plenty of apps to consider such as QSlide 2.0. The Optimus F7 also has the VuTalk app which can be used to brainstorm and collaborate with friends, family or co-workers. Those creations are then saved in the Notebook app.

The Optimus F7 also has QuickMemo along with a dedicated QuickMemo button on the side of the phone. This button will allow users to quickly retrieve notes and also capture and share new notes. Aside from the handset features, users will be able to grab a Boost Mobile plan for $55 per month. This is the Android Monthly Unlimited plan and it can eventually drop to $40 per month.

The Boost Mobile plans have shrinking payments which means a $5 drop for every six on-time payments. This Android Monthly Unlimited plan includes (as the name would imply) unlimited nationwide talk, messaging and web. Bottom line here, Boost Mobile users (or those considering becoming one) will soon have another handset to consider when it comes time to make a new device purchase.

SOURCE: Business Wire


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