South Korean consumer electronics giant LG has reportedly launched a new mid-range smartphone Magna in India.
The new LG Magna was originally showcased at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2015 last month along with three other smartphone series Leon, Joy and Spirit.
Unlike rivals, LG has decided to introduce 3G variant of Magna in the subcontinent. It sports a 5.0-inch HD (720x1280p) softly curved screen and ships with the Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
Under-the-hood, it houses 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory (expandable on 32GB), 8MP camera on the rear-side, 5MP snapper on the front-side and a 2540 mAh battery.
As of now, LG Magna is listed on the official company page for ₹16,500 and also said to be retailing in select brick-and-mortar stores across India. There is no word on when the other phones -- Leon, Spirit and Joy -- will be released in India just yet, and we will bring you more updates as it develops.
Going by the specifications list, LG Magna's ₹16,500 price-tag seems a bit over-priced. It will have a tough time competing with popular brands like Lenovo A6000 Plus, A7000, Micromax YU Yureka and soon-to-be-released Xiaomi Mi 4i, which boast superior internal hardware and costs less the LG phone.
Key specifications of LG Leon, Joy, Magna and Spirit:
|Models||LG Leon||LG Joy||LG Magna||LG Spirit|
|Display||4.5-inch FWVGA (854x480p) screen with pixel density of 220 ppi (pixels per inch)||4.0-inch WVGA (800x480p) screen with pixel density of 233 ppi||5.0-inch HD (720x1280p) screen with pixel density of 220 ppi||4.7-inch HD (720x1280p) screen with pixel density of 312 ppi|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 5.0 Lollipop/Android 4.4 KitKat||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
||1.2GHz dual-core CPU||
||LTE: 1.2GHz quad-core CPU.3G: 1.3GHz quad-core CPU.|
|RAM||1GB (LTE model)/ 768MB (3G model)||1GB/512MB||1GB||1GB|
|Storage capacity||8GB/4GB(depending on the regions it will be available in storages- 8GB or 4GB* / RAM- 1GB or 768MB)||8GB/4GB||8GB||8GB|
|Battery||1900 mAh (removable)||1900 mAh (removable)||2540 mAh (removable)||2100 mAh (removable)|
|Network||3G & 4G-LTE (Cat.4)||3G||3G & 4G-LTE (Cat.4)||3G & 4G-LTE (Cat.4)|
|Dimensions||129.9 x 64.9 x 10.9 mm||122.7 x 64.0 x 11.9 mm||139.7 x 69.9 x 10.2 mm||133.3 x 66.1 x 9.9 mm|