Whilst LG has plenty of 4G offerings elsewhere in the world, we’ve yet to see the Korean manufacturer release anything that even has a chance of competing with the mobile data speeds of their rival’s leading handsets: the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE and Galaxy Note 2 LTE, but today, the company has announced their first 4G phones for the UK market: meet the LG Optimus F5 and F7.

LG Optimus F Series

Much like the recently revealed L Series 2 handsets, the F5 and F7 share much of the same DNA and as such this translates across both their design language and their internals too.

What features do the LG Optimus F5 and F7 have?

  LG Optimus F5 LG Optimus F7
OS Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Processor 1.2GHz dual-core chip 1.5GHz dual-core chip
Screen 4.3-inch qHD (540x960) IPS LCD 4.7-inch True HD (720x1280) IPS LCD
Memory 1GB RAM 2GB RAM
Storage 8GB internal, expandible via microSD (up to 32GB) 8GB internal, expandible via microSD (up to 32GB)
Camera 5-megapixel rear, 1.3-megapixel front 8-megapixel rear, 1.3-megapixel front
Connectivity Bluetooth, WiFi, 3G, 4G (LTE) Bluetooth, WiFi, 3G, 4G (LTE)
Battery 2150mAh 2540mAh
Dimensions (mm) 126.0 x 64.5 x 9.3 131.7 x 68.2 x 9.6

Where do they both sit in LG’s lineup?

Both handsets head up LG’s entrance into the UK 4G space, with dual-core processors sitting them underneath the likes of the LG Optimus G and LG-made Google Nexus 4. That being said, they still aim to offer a premium experience, without quite as high a price tag as say the Optimus G.

When will the L5 and L7 launch?

Just as with the newly announced Optimus L5 2 and L7 2, both the F5 and F7 will feature at MWC and following the festivities, make their way to market. It’s unclear as to whether both or either of these handsets will be made available on UK 4G carriers such as EE (we’re waiting for a response), but based on their arrival on LG’s UK blog, we can safely assume they arrive on at least once or two major carriers. We’ll update you when we know more.

How much will they each cost?

No pricing is yet available but we predict up to £100 more than the L5 2 and L7 2 respectively due to their 4G (LTE) capabilities.