LG’s F60 smartphone provides LTE on a budget
LG’s F60 is a 4G LTE handset that otherwise offers middle to low-end specs. The smartphone, which is scheduled to land first in Europe, packs in a number of the company’s software enhancements, including Touch & Shoot and Knock Code.
The first thing that strikes us about the F60 is its looks. It’s not that the handset is particularly stunning, but more that it's very familiar. Looking at the new handset from the front, it appears to take significant design cues from the LG-made Nexus 5 (a decidedly more high-end handset), though with a larger bezel and the addition of the company’s logo at the base.
Looking past the design, there’s a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480. This results in 207 pixels per inch (PPI) – hardly an impressive figure. Things do get better if you dig deeper, with the handset running on Android 4.4 KitKat and packing a 1.2 GHz quad core processor and 1 GB RAM.
Though those internals identify the F60 as a low-end device, the handset is fitted with a 4G LTE radio, making it a good option if you're looking for cheap access to a lightning fast cellular connection.
The handset also borrows certain features from previous releases, most notably Touch & Shoot, and Knock Code. The latter allows the user to set a pattern of taps with which to unlock the device, while the former makes it easier to take quick snaps by unifying the tap-to-focus and actually taking the photo into one action (though it's missing the autofocus laser that you'll find on the flagship G3).
The new handset will be available in black or white, dependent on region. It will land this week in Europe, with releases in Asia and the Americas to follow. There’s no word yet on pricing.