Sprint announces LG Optimus F3, seems to be running TouchWiz

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Well, this certainly isn’t how you announce a product. The folks at Sprint have made it known that they’ll soon be carrying the LG Optimus F3, a moderate entry-level Android device that has a 4-inch WVGA display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 5 megapixel camera, 4G LTE, NFC and more. It’ll cost just $29.99, and we’ve only been given a launch window of “later this summer.”

All that is fine and dandy, but you don’t want your launch overshadowed by the fact that your LG phone seems to be running Samsung software. That’s right — one of Sprint’s designers might be on the chopping block after photoshopping a screenshot of a Touchwiz-enabled home-screen onto the face of the device.

These sorts of things tend to be caught quite fast so we don’t expect it to last, but we’ve saved an image of it anyway just to make sure we have something to go back to and laugh at. That this mistake was more noteworthy than the device itself is quite funny, but despite all the jokes we can make it seems like the F3 will be a decent device for anyone new to the smartphone game. The real software will feature Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with LG’s customer user experience on top. Read more about it in the full press release at Sprint’s website.

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  • FreakFly

    It also appears to be running a Gingerbread version of TouchWiz

  • DanWazz

    Dem some ugly icons.

  • KOLIO

    Sooooooooo….

    The GALAXY OPTIMUS DOH! on the NOW NETWORK.

  • chuckles87

    Well its an honest mistake maybe if lg was not trying to choppy touch wiz so hard

  • Crimsonshadow774

    I wouldn’t be surprised if LG ripped TW off. They already mirrored Samsung’s hardware design.

  • Trickie Tom

    Umm That looks no different that the software running on the LG Optimus Exceed, which my GF has for her first Touch phone.. That I can tell, its nothing like TouchWiz. And on hers its just the Home launcher v3.0.051, and it looks just like that pic..

    Or am I missing something.

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      It’s definitely TouchWiz. When you’ve looked at as many different phones as I have, you start to notice the minor differences.

      • Lennatron

        Just as a note, Sprint now updated their website with the proper image.

    • JBrowne1012

      Nothing like touchwiz? that looks exactly like touchwiz… LG exceed wasn’t released too long ago and they happen to be just different variants of t-mobiles L9 by Lg

  • ryan rochford

    When the s4 launched on sprint, the info tag next to the display models read “processor: Qualcomm 1.2ghz dual core cpu” stayed like that for almost 2 weeks lmao. Stuff like this slips through the cracks on the flagship phone of the year it’s bound to happen on the launch of this mid range stuff. Remember sprints (or anyone’s) graphic designers could not tell the diffrence between stock Android or ios going off of a simulated screen capture, and wouldnt know what cpu runs in an phone if their life depended on it. don’t hate.

  • kev2684

    it definitely looks like touchwiz without the widgets

  • No_Nickname90

    Hmm… So the Optimus F’s series is LG’s mid-tier and the Optimus G’s series is LG’s high-tier? Manufactures really need to just stick with names instead of letters. Unless I’m right about my analogy. Then I can start learning.

    So let me get this straight. The newest high-end phone LG has out is the LG Optimus G Pro? Is there an LG Optimus G? Is it the smaller G Pro or last year’s model? My goodness. LoL!!

    Reminds me of the whole HTC One X, SV, etc. of last year.

  • zhishang380