LG announced the Optimus F Series of smartphones back in February during Mobile World Congress. The F Series consists of the F5 and the F7 and LG has said these handsets were designed to bring a “premium user experience and the speed of 4G LTE to a mass audience.” On that note, the Optimus F5 global rollout has since been detailed and it looks like those in Europe will get first access beginning today, April 29.
The European availability of the LG Optimus F5 will begin first in France. In addition to France (and Europe in general), LG also has plans to release the Optimus F5 for those in South and Central America as well as Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) during the “next several weeks.”
The Optimus F5 will arrive running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and with key features to include a 4.3-inch IPS display (at 256 PPI), dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 2150 mAh battery, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera. In addition to the hardware, LG will also have some (of what they describe as) advanced UX features.
These include QSlide, Live Zooming, Video Wiz and QTranslator. While some of these sound as the name would imply (such as QTranslator), lets mention one that doesn’t — QSlide. This app allows the user to open multiple apps in full screen mode. To make these all usable, you will also be able to change the size, position and transparency of the windows. With that, while LG has announced the global roll-out of the Optimus F5, they didn’t offer anything in terms of pricing. Of course, that is something we would expect from the local carriers as availability begins.[via LG Newsroom]