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While LG announced its new phablet, the LG G Pro 2, before Mobile World Congress, the Korean phone maker still had a couple of new mid-range phones to show off in Barcelona, the F70 and F90.

With a 4.5-inch WVGA (800×480) display the LG F70 is the smaller of the two mid-range phones. It has 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of storage with a microSD card slot. There’s a front-facing VGA camera, and a 5MP camera on the back of the phone. The battery is removable and relatively average at 2200 mAh. Perhaps the one exciting feature of the phone is that it will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat, though it will probably have LG’s skin laid over it.

The LG F90 is slightly larger with a 4.7-inch screen like the Moto X, though it has a lower resolution qHD (960×540) display. Inside you’ll find a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage with a microSD card slot, and a 3000 mAh battery. It has a slightly better 8MP rear-facing camera, but still only a VGA front-facing camera. The larger mid-ranger will also ship with Android 4.4 KitKat.

Both phones will have the Knock Code feature of the LG G Pro 2 which lets users unlock the hones with a specific series of taps on the screen while it’s asleep.


Perhaps most noticeable about these new phones is that they both support LTE, a feature that’s quickly becoming the norm for low-end and mid-range phones. These phones won’t compete against high-end phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5, but they don’t have to. The goal here is to bring faster data speeds to more people. Unfortunately there’s no price or release date given for either the LG F70 or F90. They’ll presumably be more affordable than LG’s high-end models, but it’s not clear how they’ll compare to phones like the Moto G.

Are you excited to see some high-end features like LTE come to more affordable phones?

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