Phone Makers Plumb for Cheaper Models

Manufacturers are rolling out cheaper smartphones now the market for premium models is saturated. LG on Monday showcased two models of its more affordable F series at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The F70 and F90 come with smaller displays and cameras with lower resolution than LG’s flagship G series.

The F70 has a 4.5-inch display and a 5 megapixel camera and the F90 a 4.7-inch screen and an 8 megapixel camera. But both have functions as diverse as the G series, particularly the G Pro 2.

Other manufacturers including Samsung, Nokia and Lenovo also showcased cheaper phones at the expo. Samsung unveiled phones with big screens such as the Galaxy Note 3 Neo and the Galaxy Grand 2, a successor to the Galaxy Grand launched last year. Nokia unveiled its first android smartphone, the Nokia X, and Lenovo three models in the S series.

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 26, 2014 13:05 KST