News by Luke Jones on Wednesday October 01, 2014.
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LG's recent good flagship output culminated in June with the utterly fantastic G3, a device that has given the company more wind than it has ever had in its sails. The South Korean brand is now a bon-a-fide major player in the smartphone market and you can just see that the confidence is growing. It also seems that LG is slowly becoming a company like compatriot Samsung, the sort that has a device for everything.Samsung has a reputation for launching niche filling devices, market flooding devices, and price point covering devices... devices, devices, devices. LG is slowly embarking on a similar path with its new F60 now confirmed, a smartphone that follows the Wine Smart Asian exclusive flip phone and the G3 Vigor from two weeks ago. There have also been several other LG releases since the launch of the LG G3, so if you want a specific handset, LG probably has one for you. The LG F60 is a lower mid-range device that is finally a new smartphone that strays away from the overall ethos of the G3. The G3 is an amazing device, but LG's love affair for it has been evident as just about every smartphone from the company since its release has looked like it. Yes, there are hints of the G3 in the new F60, but this handset does away with the now familiar LG rear button configuration and I must say it even has a hint of the Nexus 5 about it, which is of course built by LG. Under the hood the specs are nothing to get excited about, with an as yet unnamed quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon alongside 1GB of RAM. The screen is a 4.5-inch LCD screen with a rather lowly 480p resolution, while there is a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 1.3 megapixel lens on the front. Storage will be taken care of with 4GB or 8GB of on board space, with a 2,100mAh battery and Android 4.4.2 on board. Those specs are of course pretty poor, so how much LG charges for this handset will determined whether it is any good or not. LG has yet to announce to the pricing but has said that the F60 will be available in black and white and will be available in Europe first before finding its way to Asia and then the Americas.
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