LG announces the LG F60, a lower mid-range LTE-enabled trooper
posted by Peter K.
Oct 01, 2014, 6:04 AM
Roughly eight days ago, LG made the news as it announced an Android device that employs the already archaic clam-shell form factor, which is (apparently) still holding its ground in South Korea. Fast-forward to October 2014, and LG treats us to yet another lower mid-range device – wave a big, hearty hello to the LTE-enabled LG F60!
“The LG F60 offers a premium user experience for young and old users alike who are looking for the fastest mobile experience possible at a reasonable price,” claimed Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and current CEO of LG Mobile.
It looks like a concoction between the LG-made Nexus 4 and the current flagship of the South Korea-based giant, the Quad HD LG G3. It is devoid of the latter's rear-positioned hardware set of buttons – one powers up and adjusts the volume thanks to side hardware keys. The exact dimensions of the LG F60 are 127.5 x 67.9 x 10.6mm – as you can see, it's not among the slimmest mid-rangers.
Moving on to the spec sheet of the F60, we find a quad-core Snapdragon silicon prowess of unspecified model number which ticks and clicks along 1GB of RAM. The display of the LG F60 is a 4.5-inch LCD one and its resolution is 480x800 pixels. Simple math shows us that the display density of the LG F60 is 207 pixels per inch – as a side comparison, the LTE-enabled Moto G has a pixel density of 326ppi, but then again, the latter comes with a 720p display.
The rear camera is a 5MP one and has snatched some of G3's software features, i.e Gesture Shot, Touch & Shoot, whereas the 1.3MP front-facing shooter benefits from the selfie-friendly Front Camera Light goodness.
The native memory storage of LG's newest trooper is either 4GB or 8GB, depending on the exact variation you opt for. Speaking of versions, the F60 will be available in both a single-SIM and a dual-SIM ones.
Both of them will have a 2,100mAh battery at their backs, which will probably ensure for a very good battery life. The device comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box and, as we said, is LTE-enabled. It will be available in both black and white in markets across Europe, “followed by Asia and the Americas starting this week“. LG is yet to announce the pricing of the F60.
SEOUL, Oct. 1, 2014 ― Looking to further expand its 4G LTE footprint in mobiles, LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled the LG F60, a stylish new smartphone that offers superior Quad-Core speed to run all of today’s hottest apps and LG’s premium UX features in a package designed for a global audience upgrading to 4G LTE. The F60 will begin rolling out to customers in Europe, followed by Asia and the Americas starting this week.
The LG F60 takes connectivity to a whole new level with blazing-fast 4G LTE powered by a 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor running on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. Housed in a slim and sleek compact body, the F60 features a crisp 4.5-inch IPS display and a 2,100mAh battery for the perfect balance of performance, weight and size for hours of entertainment and productivity.
The F60 comes fully loaded with LG’s proprietary UX features adopted heavily from the acclaimed LG G3:
Gesture Shot allows users to take easy selfies by simply opening and closing their hand in front of the lens to start a three-second countdown before the shutter is triggered. Front Camera Light adds additional illumination to one’s face by displaying a bright white light around the preview screen in self-portrait mode. Touch & Shoot lets users capture those special moments quickly and intuitively with a simple tap anywhere on the display to focus and shoot in one single step. Knock CodeTM unlocks the F60 in one easy step with a personalized “knock” pattern for both convenience and security.
“LG continues to demonstrate its advanced 4G LTE knowledge by bringing to global consumers better and better mobile devices that take full advantage of today’s most advanced wireless infrastructure,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The LG F60 offers a premium user experience for young and old users alike who are looking for the fastest mobile experience possible at a reasonable price.”
The F60 will be available in both single and dual SIM versions, perfect for business users. Additional details including retail locations and price will be announced in local markets at the time of availability.
Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Quad-Core Display: 4.5-inch WVGA (207ppi) Memory: 1GB RAM / 4GB, 8GB Camera: Rear 5MP / Front 1.3MP Battery: 2,100mAh Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat Size: 127.5 x 67.9 x 10.6mm Network: 4G LTE Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 / Wi-Fi / A-GPS Colors: Black / White (varies by market)
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