Before LG could officially announce the availability of the G3 Beat smartphone, an Indian online store has put up the device for pre-order, revealing the price details.
Online seller Infibeam has listed the recently unveiled LG G3 Beat for ₹24,999 and has revealed the device will ready for shipment from 13 September onwards.
For the uninitiated, LG G3 Beat is the compact version of the company's flagship QHD displayed smartphone G3, which got released in India last month for ₹47,990 (16GB) and ₹59,990 (32GB).[Full report here]
Unlike other conventional mini-series (4.3-inch-4.7-inch sizes) brands, G3 Beat is a bit larger. It sports a 5.0-inch HD (1,280x720p) IPS display with the pixel density of 294 ppi (pixels per inch).
The design language of LG G3 Beat is similar to its bigger sibling G3 except for the size. It flaunts the ergonomically placed power & volume buttons combo on the rear-side (below the camera module).
Under the hood, it houses 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core processor run by Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS, 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory (expandable) and a 2,540 mAh battery.
Like LG G3, the smaller variant too comes loaded with Laser auto-focus based main camera (8.0-megapixel). This unique feature measures the distance between the subject and the camera using a laser beam enabling quick capture of good quality photos even under low-light conditions. No other smartphone in the market boasts this kind of camera technology.
Key Specifications of LG G3 Beat:
|Model||LG G3 Beat (D227K)|
|Display||5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS screenPixel density: 294 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android v4.4.2 KitKat|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series 1.2GHz quad-core CPU|
|Storage capacity||8GB (expandable)|
|Camera||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with Laser Auto-FocusFront: 1.3-megapixel camera|
|Network||3G & 4G LTE|
|Add-ons||Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS/ GLONASS, NFC, USB v2.0|
|Dimensions||137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm|
|Colors||Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold|
[Image Credit: LG Press Kit]