The revealed pricing of the LG Optimus F5 will definitely put a wide smile on every customer’s face. According to TechRadar, the phone is being offered by the company for only less than $300. This is truly a great deal considering that its features are something that you can find in high-end smartphones.
The phone can be bought outright from the Optus carrier for only $299 or customers can avail of their plan with only $0 upfront and $35 per month for a period of 24 months. But this will push buyers back to an overall price of $840 in the end.
The new model is offered by Virgin Mobile less than $300 too. Users can opt for the $0 downpayment and $29 per month plan that can run up to 24 months. However, this will raise the overall cost of the phone up to $696.
The LG Optimus F5 possesses 4G functionality that is usually found in new high-end smartphones. Then, it also has a 4.3-inch IPS screen. For its processor, it is equipped with Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm that is capable of delivering an overall clock speed of 1.2GHz. Add to these a 1GB RAM and SD card slot to further expand its 8GB memory for locally storing files.
In addition, the operating system of the device is the Android Jelly Bean. Plus, it comes with a QuickMemo function that will let users bring out apps as well as writing or drawing directly onto the screen. Another notable highlight of the unit is its QSlide feature which will allow users to make some apps appear transparent in order to be able to multi-task.
According to the source, the features carried by the Optimus F5 show what consumers can expect on the LG’s next line of devices that are scheduled to be released this year.
The LG Optimus F5 is now available for purchase in Australia via the Optus and Virgin Mobile carriers. The report said that Optus is offering the phone both on its prepaid and postpaid plans. There is no word yet whether it will come out in the U.S. but just keep your fingers crossed that it will soon be offered there.