LG Announces Global Launch of the F70, A 4G LTE Mid-Range Android Device

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LG’s new mid-range 4G LTE Android KitKat powered F70 will be making its way across the globe, LG announced today. Announced at MWC back in February, LG’s F-series is aimed at emerging markets and comes touting LG’s Knock Code software which first made its appearance on LG’s G series smartphones.

Here’s a look at the LG F70′s spec sheet:

  • Processor – Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 400 (1.2 GHz Quad-Core)
  • Display – 4.5-inch IPS (800 x 480)
  • Memory – 1GB RAM / 4GB/8GB eMMC (depending on market) / microSD slot
  • Camera – Rear 5.0MP / Front VGA (640 x 480)
  • Battery – 2,440mAh (removable)
  • Operating System – Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Size – 127.5 x 66.4 x 9.9mm
  • Weight – 129.6g
  • Network – LTE / HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G)
  • Connectivity – Bluetooth 4.0 / WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) / A-GPS / NFC (LTE only)
  • Other – Knock CodeTM , Plug & Plop, Guest Mode

LG will be announcing pricing and availability in the coming weeks.

Press release follows below.

LG TO EXPAND GLOBAL LTE FOOTPRINT WITH INTRODUCTION OF F70 Newest Device Offers Speedy Quad-Core Performance, 4G LTE Connectivity and Unique Features for the Ultimate User Experience

SEOUL, May 9, 2014 ? Following the successful global debut of the new F Series at the 2014 Mobile World Congress (MWC), LG continues to strengthen its presence in 4G LTE markets with the global launch of F70. The F70 will beintroduced to millions of LTE customers from early May starting in Europe, followed by Asia, Central and South America and North America.

 

The F70 takes LTE experience to a whole new level, featuring a 1.2 GHz Quad-Core processor and fast 4G connectivitywith user-friendly Android 4.4 KitKat OS. Boasting a 4.5-inch IPS display in a slim and sleek body, the compact smartphone delivers lifelike images for a truly immersive experience which will fit comfortably in one hand. The F70 is also packed with power with its 2,440mAh battery that will last a full workday for most users.

 

The F70 comes fully-loaded with LG’s proprietary UX features such as Knock CodeTM, first introduced in LG’s premium G Series smartphones. Knock Code™ enables users to power on and unlock their LG smartphones in one easy step by entering a personalized “knock” pattern on the smartphone’s display. Knock Code™ offers convenience and greater security as the knock pattern can be entered anywhere on the screen in any size ? with the display on or off ? using a personalized sequence of two to eight taps for more than 80,000 possible combinations.

 

Other convenient feature such as Plug & Pop automatically recommends options that are most likely to be used when a headset or USB cable is detected. And Guest Mode lets users keep content private when sharing their F70 with family and friends. Furthermore, LG’s Quick WindowTM protective case provides further convenience and protection, allowing users to view and access certain functions such as the time, music and text messages without opening the cover.

 

“LG has an unwavering commitment to delivering the superior experience that consumers expect from an LTE device and the F70 meets and exceeds such expectations,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The F70 possesses all the best of LG’s LTE technologies in a slim, handsome design that will appeal to millions of customers worldwide who are thinking of upgrading to 4G.”

 

Details of LG F70’s availability will be announced in local markets in the weeks ahead.

  

 

 

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