By Stephen Schenck | March 4, 2013 3:35 PM
Of LG’s recent wave of middle-to-low-end Optimus Androids, the F series is probably the most interesting. Both the F5 and F7 support LTE, and while they’re a far cry from the bleeding edge, they have some solid specs that could make for a good backup phone or one when you’re on a budget. When announced, LG talked about European availability, but now we’re beginning to see how they might start arriving in the US, upon a leak of a press render of the Optimus F5 as it may come to Verizon.
Supposedly, the F5 will come to Verizon as the Lucid 2. LG’s original Lucid was a four-inch WVGA Android with 1.2GHz dual-core SoC, 8GB flash, and 1700 mAh battery.
The F5 offers improvements on a number of those specs, and while it still has a 1.2GHz dual-core SoC (albeit an S4 now, rather than an S3) and 8GB storage, the display grows to a 4.3-inch qHD component and the battery moves up to 2150mAh. It will also arrive with Jelly Bean, a good start if you’re nervous about update availability.
From the looks of this render, Verizon will tweak the F5′s design a little, making the phone appear more like the existing Lucid than the international version of the F5. There’s no word on pricing just yet, but Verizon could get the phone within the next month.
Source: Unwired View