T-Mobile Announces Three New LG Smartphones: LG G2, Optimus F6 And Optimus F3

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Boom! T-Mobile just hit the inbox with news that they are launching not one, not two but THREE new LG devices on the network. First and foremost is LG G2, the 5.2″ stunner with a Full HD IPS display, 13 megapixel OIS camera, 3000mAh battery and a plethora of LG-centric features. The G2 offers “superior graphics, accurate colors and clear images without any distortion.” Let’s get right down to the nitty and gritty with the primary specs:

Key Specifications:
- Processor: 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 featuring quad Krait CPU
- Display: 5.2-inch Full HD IPS (1080 x 1920 pixels / 423 ppi)
- Memory: 32GB / 16GB
- RAM: 2GB LPDDR3 800MHz
- Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS / Front 2.1MP
- Battery: 3,000mAh
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- Size: 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm
- Colors: Black / White
- LTE compatibility

T-Mobile says that pricing and availability for the G2 will be shared in the coming weeks. You can sign up on T-Mobile’s website to stay in the loop for all G2 related news or just keep it right here on TmoNews. Hit the gallery below for a full spec and feature breakdown!

Customers are going to love the uniqueness that each LG LTE device offers – the G2 is innovative with its ergonomic and intuitive rear key design; the Optimus F6 is stylish, fast and full-featured; and the Optimus F3 is our most affordable LTE Android-powered smartphone,” said Jason Young, vice president of product marketing, T-Mobile. “Coupled with T-Mobile’s unlimited data, low-up-front costs and speedy nationwide network, any one of these smartphones is going to be a great option for our customers.”

But wait, T-Mobile’s triple LG threat continues with the LG Optimus F6 which is “designed to provide the speed, style and functions customers are looking for at an amazing value.” Featuring a 4.5″ IPS display and LG-exclusive camera features, the F6 is sure to please the general Android crowd. Pricing and availability details will also be shared by T-Mobile in the coming weeks. Thankfully, we’ve already seen a glimpse of what this device looks like in the wild and while we once thought the F6 was code for the F3, it’s clear now they are two distinct devices.

With T-Mobile’s 4G LTE coverage rolling out across the country1, the LG Optimus F6 is designed to provide the speed, style and functions customers are looking for at an amazing value. The bright and super sharp 4.5-inch IPS display provides extraordinarily accurate true-to-nature color for amazing entertainment experiences. The smartphone offers a 5MP BSI camera that can take high-quality pictures in low-light environments, and also includes LG-exclusive advanced camera features, such as Time Catch Shot, Voice Shutter and LG’s unique Smart Shutter, which helps users capture their best photos and true-to-life HD videos. With Wi-Fi Calling, NFC-capabilities, LG’s innovative apps – such as QuickMemo, QSlide, Quick Translator and VuTalk – and the latest Android software2, customers won’t have to compromise on style or features with the Optimus F6. Pricing and availability for the Optimus F6 will be shared in the coming weeks.

Last, but certainly not least is the launch of the LG Optimus F3 on T-Mobile’s network today. The F3 is T-Mobile’s most affordable Android smartphone with a 4″ vivid IPS display and LG’s suite of exclusive features. The Optimus F3 is now available at T-Mobile retail stores, select retailers and T-Mobile’s website. The F3 is on sale for a limited-time for $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $10 for Simple Choice customers.

Press Release:

T-Mobile to Launch All-New LG G2,

LG Optimus F6 and Optimus F3

BELLEVUE, Wash. — August 7, 2013 — A trio of smartphones from LG Electronics are joining T-Mobile US, Inc.’s (NYSE: TMUS) ever-expanding LTE device lineup. Led by LG’s newly announced flagship smartphone, the LG G2, T-Mobile will offer customers the best of LG – cutting-edge technology, simplicity, stylish design and a suite of LG-exclusive applications. The T-Mobile LG lineup also is expanding with the availability of the LG Optimus F6 and LG Optimus F3.

“Customers are going to love the uniqueness that each LG LTE device offers – the G2 is innovative with its ergonomic and intuitive rear key design; the Optimus F6 is stylish, fast and full-featured; and the Optimus F3 is our most affordable LTE Android-powered smartphone,” said Jason Young, vice president of product marketing, T-Mobile. “Coupled with T-Mobile’s unlimited data, low-up-front costs and speedy nationwide network, any one of these smartphones is going to be a great option for our customers.”

T-Mobile’s Triple-Threat of LG Devices

The innovative LG G2 is sure to stun with its beautiful 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display, created for the perfect viewing and multitasking experience. LG G2’s ergonomic and intuitive rear key design lets users power the device on and off, adjust the volume and easily access QuickMemo for on-the-go note taking. The advanced smartphone features a 13MP OIS camera with several shot modes like Dual Camera, Shot & Clear and VR panorama, to capture crystal clear, virtually blur-free images. Easy-to-use multitasking applications like Slide Aside and QSlide, allow users to perform several tasks, such as checking email, dialing phone numbers or scheduling appointments, simultaneously without the inconvenience of having to open and close individual applications. In addition, the extremely efficient 3,000 mAh SiO+ battery will ensure long-lasting power for users who need a super-charged smartphone without the added bulk. Pricing and availability for the G2 will be shared in the coming weeks. Customers interested in registering for notices about the G2 can visit t-mobile.com/lg-g2.

With T-Mobile’s 4G LTE coverage rolling out across the country1, the LG Optimus F6 is designed to provide the speed, style and functions customers are looking for at an amazing value. The bright and super sharp 4.5-inch IPS display provides extraordinarily accurate true-to-nature color for amazing entertainment experiences. The smartphone offers a 5MP BSI camera that can take high-quality pictures in low-light environments, and also includes LG-exclusive advanced camera features, such as Time Catch Shot, Voice Shutter and LG’s unique Smart Shutter, which helps users capture their best photos and true-to-life HD videos. With Wi-Fi Calling, NFC-capabilities, LG’s innovative apps – such as QuickMemo, QSlide, Quick Translator and VuTalk – and the latest Android software2, customers won’t have to compromise on style or features with the Optimus F6. Pricing and availability for the Optimus F6 will be shared in the coming weeks.

1 Qualifying service req’d for LTE; coverage not available everywhere. Go to www.t-mobile.com for coverage details. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.

2 Use of some features may require additional charges and/or a qualifying data plan or access to a Wi-Fi connection.

Beginning today, T-Mobile will offer its most affordable LTE Android-powered smartphone with the LG Optimus F3. The Optimus F3’s 4-inch vivid IPS display and advanced camera and video features offer accurate colors, sharp text and crisp images. Wi-Fi Calling capabilities and an extensive catalogue of LG’s suite of unique services, such as QuickMemo, QSlide, VuTalk and Genius Camera2, focus on enhancing usability for Optimus F3 customer’s everyday smartphone use.

The Optimus F3 is available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, select retailers and online via www.T-Mobile.com for a limited-time promotion price of $0 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $10 with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan. For more information on the Optimus F3, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phones/lg-optimus-f3.html.

3 If you cancel wireless service, remaining balance on phone becomes due. 0% APR O.A.C. for well-qualified customers. Plus taxes and fees. Not available in the District of Columbia.

Simple Choice Plan

All three LG smartphones will be available with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan, which allows customers to design their plan based on the number of lines and amount of high-speed data they want. Unlimited talk, text and Web with up to 500MB of high-speed data on our advanced nationwide network is $50 per month (plus taxes and fees) for the first line. Customers can get 2.5GB of high-speed data for $10 more per month per line or get unlimited 4G data with up to 500MB of tethering for an additional $20 per month per line. A second phone line can be added for $30 per month and each additional line is just $10 per month. There are no caps and no overages on T-Mobile’s network and no restrictive annual service contracts.

T-Mobile’s 4G LTE Network

LG’s three LTE smartphones will seamlessly connect to T-Mobile’s high-speed nationwide 4G HSPA+ and advanced 4G LTE coverage areas. T-Mobile’s 4G LTE coverage now reaches 157 million people across the U.S. in 116 metropolitan areas and is on target to go nationwide by the end of the year, with plans for reaching 200 million people in more than 200 metropolitan areas. Major metropolitan areas where T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network service has launched include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Seattle, Atlanta, Miami, with many more rolling out.

 

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  • kk888

    IT’s ugly imo..Plus LG is no go ***G2X&sans-LTE on N4***

  • Chatter

    Love the G2. I like the new LG phones but getting 3 that cover pretty much the spectrum of needs/budgets/devices – thats a BOOM for our TMo!

  • Deon Davis

    Nice! Now I hope Tmo picks up the HTC One Max, and I may give up my HTC one!

  • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

    never owned an LG phone .. never even considered it .. but now, i am looking at you G2 :)

  • ceegii63

    a 64gb version or a Google Edition would have been welcome

    • GwapoAko

      They might call it the Nexus 5 :)

  • GwapoAko

    Is there micro SD? It looks like Tmobile will just carry 32GB !!! Yippeee!!

  • vinnyjr

    Reading the specs I don’t see ext sd-card. Also does the internal storage come in two choices, 32 or 16gb versions? The last few top of the line phones T-Mobile didn’t offer the larger storage options, I hope this isn’t the case with the new LG G2. I want this phone but only if I can get it in the 32gb of int storage. As someone else stated a 64gb version would have been really something. Also I hope this phone comes with sd-card support as well.

    • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

      the specs above say 32 and 16 ..

    • g2a5b0e

      This whole 16GB thing is getting old. Flagships were getting 16GB internal almost 3 years ago. It’s well past time for high-end phones to be starting at 32GB with 64GB & 128GB options. Save that 16GB crap for mid-rangers. Hopefully, that happens soon.

  • betamale

    So looking at the picture at t-mobile.com it might not arrive before September 24th?
    Bummer!

  • g2a5b0e

    Just biding my time until the Note 3 arrives, but this a solid phone from LG & it is great to see T-Mobile continuing to expand its lineup by carrying the very best of today’s phones.
    I would say T-Mobile’s overall device portfolio now exceeds the quality of Sprint’s. Verizon & AT&T, we’re coming for you.

    • bleeew

      They are missing Motorola devices(not including the Moto X).

      • JJCommonSense

        does motorola only make devices for verizon?

      • g2a5b0e

        What’s your point? Verizon’s the only company that has any flagships this year from Motorola outside of the Moto X.

        • mikey

          Who needs a moto x when this phone blows it out the water spec wise and will likely be the same price. Plus a better battery 3000 mah

        • g2a5b0e

          I don’t disagree with that. To each, his or her own, I suppose though.

          EDIT: That’s not a sentiment you hear too often on message boards. Haha.

  • TMoFan

    Very nice offering from UNcarrier. I’m not much of an LG fan but lately their devices have been looking better.

    If I were to get this I would have gone from the G2 -> GSII -> G2.

    • Antoine M.

      lol im in the same boat

  • mueller2051

    This sound like a awsome phone but No SD card slot is a bummer. And if history repeats itself at&t get exclusive 32 gig we get 16. I like this phone but not enough to give up my SD card with only 16 gigs memory.

  • vicryixiv

    Love my Nexus 4 so might give it a look later this year but why is this called the G2 when there was already a G2 and a G2X?

    • g2a5b0e

      This is the LG G2. The devices you’re referring to were the T-Mobile G2 by HTC & the T-Mobile G2X by LG. While they were made by their respective manufacturers, they were T-Mobile branded devices that ran stock Android.

      • vicryixiv

        Quite aware of what they are and who made them and for who. The question i have is why name your new device after something that already exists. “What kind of phone do you have?” “I just got a G2″ “Oh, that’s kind of an old phone isnt it?” etc. it seems even stranger given that they already made a G2X and this is barely related.

        • g2a5b0e

          Well, my bad for sounding so “matter of factly”. If it helps your quandary at all, it was originally supposed to be called the LG Optimus G2, sequel to last year’s Optimus G, but LG decided they wanted to drop the Optimus branding from their flagship phones.

  • Justin Black

    recipe for flagship android phone: thin bezel, huge HD screen, mediocre camera, uninspired design, ridiculous processor. Makes for a nice phone, sure. But every android OEM is doing this. The points of differentiation are getting smaller and smaller.

    • Mirad77

      I would say it’s the same with the rest of any industry. TV, PC, DVD, Cars you name it, every year is one little thing that sets them apart from previous years. The main thing they are selling now is name NAME BRAND more so than product.

      • Justin Black

        Yeah, I just didn’t expect the smartphone industry to flatten out so quickly when there are problems that still haven’t been addressed. The solution to crappy battery life shouldn’t be: let’s slap a bigger battery on it. That’s just a wasteful patch.
        I have a laptop that has specs similar to what they are anticipating for the Note III. Even though my laptop is huge by comparison, it’s still a hell of a lot more useful than a smartphone. I just seems like the focus is on features and specs, not benefits. It’s painful to watch.

        • jej

          Look at moto x and all the crap they are getting for not following that formula. HTC also has different priorities. Sony pushes the glass build and waterproofing. They all have different software overlays too.

        • Justin Black

          They get crap from the techies that always want bleeding edge everything. But what really matters is how it is received by the general public. I think it will do pretty well. These huge phones with ridiculous specs aren’t for the masses.
          An aside: I though Sony would learn not to build glass phones from Apple.

    • Justin Black

      Whoever downvotes this: please explain how you think OEM’s are making hardware that is more distinctive and differentiated. I’d really love to hear it.

  • Garo.j

    LG is realy making some excellnt devices.The G2 is cleary tmobiles best
    Device.!!!

  • Unperrodesuerte

    And the update to 4.3 will come???? Never! LG abandons it’s devices. Never again.

    • Bratty

      The L9 got JB before many flagship phones. Dont be too harsh but I understand how they messed up in the padt.

  • bleeew

    The LG Optimus G2. Not to be confused with the LG G2.

    • DQ

      There is no such thing as LG Optimus G2. There is only LG G2.

  • JJCommonSense

    Does there seem to be something wrong with this statement?: “The Optimus F3 is available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, select retailers and online via http://www.T-Mobile.com for a limited-time promotion price of $0 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $103 with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan.” um..does this mean that the phone costs $2,472? or did somebody’s finger hit the 3 instead of the period…

    • http://tmonews.com David

      That’s the official press release but I’m sure someone just hit the 3.

  • JJCommonSense

    Does there seem to be something wrong with this statement?: “The Optimus F3 is available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, select retailers and online via for a limited-time promotion price of $0 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $103 with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan.” um..does this mean that the phone costs $2,472? or did somebody’s finger hit the 3 instead of the period…

    • g2a5b0e

      Your name should tell you the answer to this quandary.

      • JJCommonSense

        Hey dont u judge me! U gotta make sure of these things nowadays. Todays typo becomes tomorrows terms and conditions if left unchecked. And when u wonder why your bill for a valueplan with 500mb 4g is $185 a month, what u think Shandri in customer service is gonna? “Well sir u agreed to the terms and conditions…..oh no.. yes u did..sir im not gonna argue with you.. u wanna talk to my manager?Fine hold on” and when the manager gets on the line what u think she gon say? In her nicest southern kentucky derby accent she might say something like “I understand all that but sir ya SIGNED THEEZ PAYPERS SO YOU AGREED TO PAY THE BILL! OH U WONT ME TO SEND U A COPY OF THA PAYPERS YOU SIGNED? SURE ILL DO THAYT! LET ME GET UR PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS…. no u cant have my extension cause we dont have extensions.. but im gon send u them paypers by carrier pigeonand im gon kawl you in 150 BIZNIZ hours to make sure you got it ya hear? Sir no I cant tell you how long 150 biznis hours gon be you just gon have to do the math… and dont forget to factor in all the holidays when we aint in the office…. no I cant run thru every holiday we celebrate that list is long as the dickens.. just kno last year we averged 3-4 days worked per week.. so youve got all that look for that email, no it wont come frum me I aint got no email address.. and youll hear from me in round 150 BIZNIZ hours.. alright now if theres nothin else youll hol tha line for a brief survey”……… see all that coulda been avoided had we cleared that typo up from he start ;)

        • g2a5b0e

          Wow. Just wow. You win.

        • JJCommonSense

          LOL Thanks for playing!

        • Jay J. Blanco

          lmao

  • NinoBr0wn

    Does it say anywhere what material the casing is made of?

  • Garo.j

    The f6 has the same specs as the l9. The f6 ads lte conectivity and hspa+ 42.

  • D Velasquez

    after my experience with the Nexus 4 im not really looking forward for any LG devices….ill be happier if we get some Sharp or Fujitsu devices though…

    • JJCommonSense

      Sharp??? The cheese company making phones now??? Well ill be…

      • D Velasquez

        Cheese company? where did you get that? Sharp have a strong presence in Asia just as Fujitsu manufacturing TVs, computers and mobile devices…..well good for you if you are getting it.

      • AppleWaffles

        You forgot the “retarded” at the end of your statement there, buddy.

    • Herb

      Your experience with the Nexus 4?

      • D Velasquez

        yes, my fiancee got the N4 from T-Mobile then i got it for myself, it’s good the fact that you will get updates first but quality wise the N4 could have been better, the design although not at all is a mix between the Optimus G and S3 with the rounded corners, the battery drain in the device also made me look away from it, im not the only one complaining there have been people also complaining for the battery not been able to hold a charge for the day. To be honest with you im not bashing the Vanilla android experience im bashing LG for it’s laziness which in my opinion it missed a great opportunity to make an excellent device but opted for tweaking the Optimus G.

        • Moses JC

          I completely agree. The nexus was poorly made. I was excited to get the phone & that ended after 5 hours. I really didn’t get the big fuss behind the nexus. It’s like every geek likes it because it’s pure Google but nothing about the phone stands out or stands above any high end android phone

    • JBrowne1012

      Nexus 4 is a grand ol product wth are you talking about? Its entirely stock android and is ultimately reliable if you bought it from the play store if you have a problem with it they get you a whole brand new in box device.

      • D Velasquez

        hey there, Vanilla or Themed Android is not a problem for me and yeah although the device itself have stock Android that is not enough, LG had a chance to make a really great device in my opinion but they didn’t…..i wasn’t really impressed with the Nexus 4 spec wise and also it does not help i had bad experience with LG in the past.

        • JBrowne1012

          What experience was that? the experience that wasn’t backed by Google? Spec wise N4 was and is a competitor. What really had been better spec wise at the time? The only thing that could make it better is a bigger screen and LTE of which once again the carriers that had announced it didn’t really have at the time.

        • D Velasquez

          Is called user experience, I didn’t have the N4 just for 1 month I had it for almost a year, LTE is just a gimmicky feature when I talk about the phone been a disappointment I’m talking about on the LG part not Google, if people need the vanilla android experience on their phones they could always install CyanogenMod however for a flagship device to be just a tweaked version of another device……..that is pure laziness. Most people could care less of specs because all they want is something that works out the box. Like i said before LG had a great chance to come up with something great but they didn’t.

    • theTRUTH

      lol the nexus 4 is the best what are you smoking?

      • D Velasquez

        i had it, i used it , not impressed…..203SH far better… even with themed android..the Nexus 4 could have been better.

  • LTEstyles

    Sorry LG, the LG G2X scarred me for life.

  • Garo.j

    I would like to see the full spec’s on this F6 device.?

  • PiCASSiMO

    My Nexus 4 replacement…

  • Alex

    Any chance the G2 will be in stores by Aug. 14? I got my Galaxy S4 on 7-31 so im still within the 14 day exchange period to get it.

    • Nicholas

      Why would you trade your S IV for a G2? I’m not a hardcore Galaxy fan but its a solid phone.

      • Alex

        Im not really liking the blue-ish tint on the S4 screen. Plus I like to be different. Everyone at the local coffeeshop pulls out either an iphone or galaxy.

        • Nicholas

          Very true. The iPhone and Galaxy II, III and IV are the ‘mainstream’ devices now. I don’t think it’ll come out in a week, could be wrong, but you could take advantage of TMo’s Jump! program.

        • Alex

          Yea you’re right. If its not in stores by then I’ll probably exchange S4 for the One. I just hope the battery doesnt fail.

    • ANON

      Sorry it will be a late sept launch.

  • mreveryphone

    Z Ultra announcement please?

  • landmarkcm

    You can snag an HTC One S no contract @ HSN.com while they still have them 229.95 free shipping & you can pay in payments! Way better device then the LG F3 or F6!

    • ssl48

      Is that the one that’s not getting anymore updates, though?

      • landmarkcm

        Well it got updated to 4.1 which is good enough for me for at least a year hopefully on such a good device. I’ve read mixed things abt it getting updated further there was actually a petition to update it further as HTC said they would then wouldn’t. Then I read online they said they would now again.. Anyway excellent deal on one of Tmobiles still best devices.

        • ssl48

          Okay, thanks. It’s a good deal, but the screen is a tad too small for me.

        • landmarkcm

          No prob. Haha I think 4.3 is about the perfect size. The G2 which im assuming your looking at is just to big to carry around daily. There getting to big to me. 4-4.5 I think is best.. But people are seeming to want them larger now.

        • ssl48

          I agree with you abut the G2, it’s too big. I think 4.7 is ideal for me, but it’s becoming hard to find now. I actually like the Moto X, but the specs and price don’t match up. I need a phone asap, but I just can’t seem to decide lol.

        • landmarkcm

          Aww gotcha . I currently am using the F3 & like it fine but when I saw that deal on the One S . I couldn’t resist after looking at it. Better design way better camera, sound etc. Hopefully ill stick with it a while. Good luck.

        • ssl48

          Well, post a follow-up once you receive it. It could be used as a secondary phone if performance is good. The price is very enticing. Nice chatting with you :-)

        • landmarkcm

          You too. Ok Ill try. From everything i’ve looked at on it don’t see why I wouldnt like it.

        • mattyp

          If you buy a one s buy a case. The back part pops off and don’t be surprised when the phone freezes on you. I own a one s and all I’ve had is headaches with it.

        • landmarkcm

          Hmmm. Thanks I already did order a thin case on ebay. Knock on wood hopefully I wont have those problems most all reviews give the device high marks. It should def be a step up from LG im currently using.

        • landmarkcm

          Thought id post quick follow up. I actually returned it back & am waiting on a L9 I ordered to use for a while. I liked the camera on the HTC was the only main thing best. Been liking the ui etc overall with Lg more lately.

    • TechHog

      It doesn’t have LTE though.

      • landmarkcm

        Ya I know. Im not worried about that though the HSPA+ at max 42mbps is fine with me esp where im at. The LTE is nice but it’s not gonna be anything so noticeable for me without it that it makes the device bad.

  • Jay J. Blanco

    Hope these devices help them gain customers. because the G2X was official !

  • Noel

    I have seen the face of the new Nexus phone…that is if LG will be the chosen one again by Google. I hope they keep same specs no cutting corners…i will be willing to pay more for such a spec’d new Nexus. I don’t want a N5 with dumbed down specs..i am hoping it will be a Nexus that has it all, top specs and beauty. And please give us capacity options 16/32/64GB if no SD card slot and that 3000mAh battery, maybe even more.

  • FABSK

    If this is what The nexus 5 is gonna be then for sure I’m getting it, getting kinda tired of my old galaxy nexus time for an upgrade

  • http://tmonews.com David

    I delete every comment that has the word “first” in it. They are useless comments.

  • RedGeminiPA

    You were the 2nd to comment, but the first to leave a completely illiterate, retarded and unethical comment. Congrats for passing 8th grade! You deserve a stale cookie and a glass of spoiled milk.

  • Alex Zapata

    I love cheese

  • Nab Eng

    And all readers rejoice and thank you wholeheartedly for this!

  • Mirad77

    If anything you should be happy that people with nothing better to do are waiting to be the first to comment on a post. Just saying

  • JJCommonSense

    David IN 2016! Yes We Can!!