Earlier this year, LG said that the company would release a number of affordable mid-range smartphones which will be compatible with high speed LTE networks.
One of the biggest reasons why LTE is not yet used on a wide scale is the lack of affordable devices which support this high speed network. Most of the devices today, which comes with LTE costs more than $500. As a result, those who are not willing to pay this much for a smartphone have to be happy with 3G/ HSPA+ speeds.
However, things are changing in recent times and LG is making sure that LTE is available to as many users as possible.
The company just announced its new affordable LTE handset called the LG F60. Although LG has not yet revealed the price of the device, the company has promised that it will be affordable to everyone.
Given that the F60 is going to be priced competitively, don’t expect high end configuration on the device. It comes with decent specs, good enough for your everyday usage.
Inside, you get a Quad Core Qualcomm 1.2Ghz processor with 1GB RAM and 4GB/ 8GB storage options. If you like small screen handy phones, then you’ll love F60 as it comes with a 4.5inch display. The resolution is a bit disappointing at 800 x 480 pixels which naturally translates into low pixel density of 207 PPI.
On the back, there’s a 5MP camera, while on the front, there’s a 1.3MP shooter. As you can see, you won’t be able to capture high quality pictures with this camera, but it should be enough for a click once in a while. The 2100 mAh battery on board should be enough for a day’s usage even with LTE as the small display won’t use up a lot of power.
Although the internals are not exactly impressive, LG has incorporated some of the features from its flagship, LG G3. So, you get the touch and shoot feature, Gesture shot and even Knock Code. These are some very practical features which will definitely improve the overall user experience on the phone.
LG F60 will be available in Europe followed by Asia and America in the coming few weeks. We still don’t know the exact price tag of the product, as LG said that it will announce the price separately in each market.
So, what do you think about the device? Would you be willing to accept low end hardware for a better UI and faster internet speeds?
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