LG Optimus F7 leaked for Boost Mobile sporting 4G LTE, beefy 2,540mAh battery, and lots more

It was back at Mobile World Congress we gave you guys a quick hands-on with the LG Optimus F7. The device featured largely the same high-end specs from yesteryear’s LG Optimus G, only it swapped the quad-core S4 for the dual-core variety. Apparently, this small change was enough to push the device into LG’s mid-range lineup for 2013, offering a premium smartphone only at a lower cost.

The boys at @Evleaks have secured themselves an official press shot of the LG Optimus F7, this time dawning Sprint’s software branding, due for a release on sister carrier, Boost Mobile, a little later on in the year. As a quick refresher, here’s what we’re looking in terms of hardware in the F7:

Optimus F7 Specs:

  • Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Dual-Core
  • Display: 4.7-inch True HD IPS (312 ppi)
  • Size: 131.7 x 68.2 x 9.6mm
  • Memory: 8 GB / 2 GB RAM /microSD (up to 32GB)
  • Camera: 8.0 MP AF / 1.3 MP
  • Battery: 2,540mAh

There’s a lot here to love, especially that hefty 2,540mAh battery (which, if I’m not mistaken is also removable) and micro SD slot. It’s crazy that this is now considered mid-range but Android moves fast. Better for us, I suppose. If you want to see what the device looks like from all angles, check out our hands-on from MWC 2013 in the video below.

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Travel back to the time of Mobile World Congress and you’ll surely recall the LG Optimus F7, a well-specced mid-tier smartphone that left us quite impressed. Now, @evleaks has shared a peek of the device that’s adorned with the Now Network’s branding, and if all goes according to plans, the serial leaker suggests the phone will soon hit Sprint-owned Boost Mobile. A few notable features of the Optimus F7 include a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display, a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU, an 8-megapixel primary camera, 2GB RAM and Android 4.1.2, which would pose a heavy challenge to Boost’s current premiere smartphone, the HTC One SV. Naturally, we’d certainly welcome the Optimus F7 on Sprint (and even Virgin Mobile), and given the Sprint Zone branding, we’ll remain cautiously hopeful that Dan Hesse is thinking the same.

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  • KOLIO

    Already leaps & bounds better than your N4 CHRIS.Tougher than an egg-shell & an SD Card slot.

    Too bad the U.S. phones don’t have a retractable FM(?) antenna,it’d be nice to use the radio w/o a wired headset/earbuds.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Yeah, but dat Sprint doe. O_o

      • KOLIO

        Yeah,I know,all too well……..
        Not knocking SPRINT,but,gotta go where the best coverage/value are for ones’ area

        Hello T-MOBILE……..

        • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

          #Truth

    • malcmilli

      i’m sorry but i beg to differ.

  • Barry D.

    I have Boost and the 3G is so weird in the Chicago area I really want to go somewhere else. But this phone makes it tempting. I wonder how bad their LTE is. Some places in Chicago, I can have excellent signal strength but my data is at a crawl. Go a mile or so and it hauls ass. It doesn’t make any sense lol.

  • Axel

    Yeah, I can finally look up to a phone I can upgrade to, the ZTE warp was good for my first smartphone but as I learned more about Android, I knew I needed a better phone, the HTC Sv looked good but something was missing, now this phone actually makes me look up for an upgrade

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Yeah, super nice. LG’s UI is very minimal too. It’s fast and doesn’t slow anything down :)

      • DavidVarghese

        I wouldn’t call LG’s UI very minimal, but they re-skinned it a lot less than its counter parts

  • supremekizzle

    Where is the “Boost is for black people,” guy. This article reminded me of that insane comment and made me chuckle a little.

  • ben7337

    Good for Boost Mobile, but their prices are insane. They want $55 a month for unlimited on android, and charge $40 even after 18 months of on time payments. Voyager Mobile is a newer Sprint MVNO, but they only charge $39/month from the get go, and aside from iphones, you can bring most any used sprint device to them and activate it, or buy most all phones from them, but buying from them means full price, so buying used is the way to go there.

  • gphillimo

    I would only get this on Boost if it’s no more than $350. Otherwise i’ll just buy an unlocked phone and go to t mobile.

  • Crimsonshadow774

    I thought about buying an LG device but all of their phones look like direct rip off of Samsung’s devices with a few subtle changes. Except the Nexus of course but Chris showed us why that was a bad purchase. I bet you miss that “crappy” removable battery door from the Galaxy Nexus instead of that glass haha. Glass looks nice, but I’d rather my phone not fall to pieces.

  • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

    Challenge to HTC One SV? You’re comparing phones of two different tiers…