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LG Optimus F3 from Virgin Mobile USA Touts Advanced User Experience and Functionality, with No Contract

Slim, lightweight LG Optimus F3 delivers high-speed performance, robust multitasking capabilities and long-lasting battery for creative collaboration and expression

Virgin Mobile USA adds LG Optimus F3 smartphone to its dynamic Beyond Talk device portfolio (Photo: Virgin Mobile)

Virgin Mobile USA adds LG Optimus F3 smartphone to its dynamic Beyond Talk device portfolio (Photo: Virgin Mobile)

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. & WARREN, N.J., July 18 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Electronics and Virgin Mobile USA announced that the LG  Optimus F3 smartphone is available today from Virgin Mobile for $179.99  when purchased with a Beyond  Talk™ monthly no-contract plan which offers unlimited data and  messaging1 starting at $35 per month2. This  dynamic device features powerful performance, an advanced user  experience and long battery life to provide exceptional connectivity and  entertainment.

The LG Optimus F3 comes equipped with everything users need to connect,  share, create and manage their lives, including a sleek, user-friendly  form factor, 4G LTE3 speed, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor,  Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), an LED Home Button with color-coded alerts –   for notifications like missed events, incoming calls or texts from  friends – and a long-lasting 2,460 mAh battery with up to 16 hours of  talk time.

Additionally, the LG Optimus F3 received ULE Platinum Certification, the  highest level of environmental performance recognized by sustainable  requirements established by UL Environment and Sprint, and is packaged  in 100 percent recyclable materials.

“In an always-connected world, users need a device that delivers an  intuitive, user-friendly experience alongside solid all-day performance  thanks to the strong battery,” said Georg Rasinski, director-Mobile  Brand Management, LG Electronics USA. “The LG Optimus F3 from Virgin  Mobile provides users with tools that enable greater self-expression,  functionality and entertainment in conjunction with powerful hardware  and 4G LTE speeds to match their daily needs.”

“Virgin Mobile customers appreciate value for their wireless solutions,”   said Mark Lederman, director-Virgin Mobile USA. “Adding the LG Optimus  F3 further enhances Virgin Mobile’s strong smartphone portfolio and  continues to offer choice and flexibility in consumers’ no-contract  wireless plans.”

Some of the compelling features of Optimus F3 include:

Enhanced user experience: The LG Optimus F3 blends  intelligent tools with collaborative sharing features that enable  thoughtful self-expression and greater multitasking functionality. Users  can also utilize QuickMemo™ to add their own creative commentary to  pictures or screenshots with the swipe of a finger, then share it via  social media, email or SMS. Another unique LG feature built into the  user experience is Quick Translator, which allows users to translate  words and phrases from 44 different languages into 64 native languages.

Designed to inspire: The LG Optimus F3 also comes  with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with an LED flash that shoots  1080p Full HD video, as well as a front-facing camera that can be used  for shooting self portraits or for video chat. It also comes packed with  advanced camera features that let users edit their photos. The Beauty  Shot feature gives users the ability to snap photos that enhance the  appearance of the subject while Cheese Shot lets users take a  voice-activated photo by simply saying “cheese.” Panorama Shot helps  users to capture the entire scene in a single photo. The LG Optimus F3’s  vivid 4-inch IPS display with durable Corning® Gorilla®  Glass 2 provides accurate, true-to-life color, bringing photos and  videos to life.

Full list of features:

  • 4G LTE Network speed
  • Long-lasting 2,460 mAh battery with up to 16 hours talk time
  • Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • Vivid 4-inch IPS display with durable Corning Gorilla®  Glass 2
  • Share fun and personalized notes with VuTalk
  • Instant color-coded alerts with LED home button
  • 5 MP autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash and advanced features
  • 1080p full HD video capture
  • VGA front-facing camera for self-portraits and video chat
  • QSlide 2.0™ advanced multitasking
  • Expressive QuickMemo™
  • SmartShare – share media wirelessly to DLNA®-enabled devices
  • Wi-Fi Direct™ file sharing
  • Live effects – capture video with fun and creative editing tools and  backgrounds
  • Polaris® Viewer 4 – PC-like office suite app for viewing  documents, presentations and spreadsheets
  • Android Beam to share content via NFC and Bluetooth technology
  • LG Tag+ – preset, individual phone profiles activated using NFC  technology tags
  • Quiet Mode – specify times to disable notifications for calls and  messages

About Virgin Mobile USA

Virgin Mobile USA offers millions of customers control, flexibility and  connectivity through Virgin Mobile’s Beyond Talk™ No-Contract plans with  unlimited 3G data, and available 4G data speeds for mobile phone  service, including Android™-powered smartphones and for prepaid  Broadband2Go high-speed Web access on the Nationwide Sprint Network. Virgin  Mobile Beyond Talk monthly unlimited data plans, which start at  $35, are ideal for those smartphone users hungry for the most  connectivity and the least amount of voice minutes. Virgin  Mobile-branded devices are available at more than 40,000 retail stores,  including Target, Walmart, Best Buy and RadioShack. Top-Up cards are  available at approximately 150,000 locations nationwide. Experience  Virgin Mobile on the Web at Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and purchase  Virgin Mobile USA products at http://www.virginmobileusa.com.

About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North  American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force  and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and  mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a  range of stylish and innovative mobile phones, home entertainment  products, home appliances, and air conditioning systems and energy  solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. LG Electronics  is a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please  visit www.lg.com.

1 Includes 2.5GB per month of high-speed data. Adaptive  protocol video limited to 3G speeds. When mobile hotspot add-on  purchased (only for select plans/devices), data usage is total combined  device and hotspot data use. 2 Service on Virgin Mobile  USA is subject to acceptance of certain terms and conditions. 3  4G LTE coverage is not available in all markets

Virgin Mobile USA Lorena Pino, 908-660-0330 Lorena.pino@virginmobileusa.com or LG Electronics Chaz Abbot, 858-635-5232 Chaz.Abbot@lg.com or Conor Campbell, 858-805-6631 Conor.Campbell@lg-one.com
Source: LG Electronics & Virgine Mobile (Press Release via BusinessWire)

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