MWC 2014: LG announces another pair of new Android smartphones, the F70 and F90

MWC 2014: LG announces another pair of new Android smartphones, the F70 and F90We've somehow managed to overlook LG in our MWC 2014 coverage this week – then again, that's what happens when you pre-announce all your phones the week before.

So yes, the LG G Pro 2, G2 mini, L90, L70 and L40 were all officially announced yesterday, but we've covered them already; instead we'll focus on two other new LG handsets: the LG F70 and F90.

The F-Series doesn't appear to differ much from the L-Series, with both being a fair step down from the likes of the LG G2 and LG G Pro 2.

Kicking things off with the F90, LG gives you a 4.7in display with a qHD resolution (960 x 540). The processor is a Snapdragon 400, but it's supported by just 512MB of RAM and a measly 4GB of storage (at least there's a microSD slot for adding some more).

Photography fans have to make do with an 8MP/VGA combo, but the battery is a good size at 3000mAh.

Then there's the F70, which cuts the display size to 4.5in and the resolution to WVGA. It's another 1.2GHz quad-core processor job – seemingly the benchmark for budget smartphones right now – but oddly you get double the RAM at 1GB.

Like the F90, you're restricted to 4GB of storage, while a lesser 5MP camera is round the back to go with the VGA front-facer. Considering the spec, 2440mAh of battery juice should be more than plenty.

Both the F90 and F70 will launch with Android 4.4 KitKat on board, as well as LG's Knock feature, which enables you to switch on and unlock your phone by tapping a personalised pattern on the screen.

We don't yet know when the F90 and F70 will go on sale, but given the similarities we'd be surprised to see them appear in the same markets as the L-Series trio.

We'll let you when we do.

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