It’s been a good few months since the LG F60 went live on the LG India website, but the phone was yet to surface on an online/offline store, until today. The phone has now been reported to have been offered offline by popular Mumbai-based reseller, Mahesh Telecom. According to the retailer, the smartphone is being sold for a price of 14,200 INR (an equivalent of $230), despite having a higher price tag (15,000 INR/$243, MRP). It often happens in many markets that devices are sold below MRP, which is perhaps the case here as well.
The device itself looks like a Google Nexus 5, which coincidentally or not, is made by the same maker that produces this phone. A knocked-down Nexus 5 would be a tag that the device might well be known by. Under the hood, the LG F60 is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz processor of Qualcomm make, along with having 1GB of RAM and a rather 4GB of on-board storage, which naturally can be expanded via microSD. A 4.5-inch 800 x 480 pixel WVGA screen sits on top to make the phone smaller than most other devices in the market. To take care of imaging requirements, LG ships the phone with a 5-megapixel rear shooter plus a 1.3-megapixel sensor on the front for selfies and video calls. Last but not the least, the dual SIM device comes with a 2100mAh battery.
The Indian market has seen a lot of VFM launches in the recent past. These include, but are certainly not limited to, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, the Redmi Note, the Yu Yureka and even the Asus Zenfone series. It isn’t really clear what LG is going after with this phone of theirs, but at least on paper, the device doesn’t look like its going to cause an upset to any of the new makers that have entered the Indian market of late. 1GB RAM for a price of more than $200 in a price sensitive market like India doesn’t really cut it anymore, which is why I suspect LG will soon have to give this one a price cut.