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.