South Korean consumer electronics company LG on Thursday (9 July) unveiled its new smartphone G4 Beat, understood to be a mini version of the original flagship G4.
"Too often, mid-tier phones sacrifice overall usability in order to include that one killer feature," said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications.
"Our goal with the LG G4 Beat was to create a phone that was not only well- balanced in terms of display, camera, performance and design but delivered terrific value and satisfaction," he added.
The new LG G4 Beat sports a design to its 2015 flagship G4. Its power-and-volume-rockers combo module, which sits just below the camera on the rear-side, is uncanny.
It also boasts of a laser guided auto focus feature. This unique feature measures the distance between the subject and the camera using a laser beam, enabling good quality photos even under low-light conditions.
But the camera's megapixel count has been lowered to cut costs. The LG G4 Beat will come packed with an 8mp camera on the rear-side with Color Spectrum sensor and a 5mp snapper on the front.
[In Latin America, the LG G4 Beat will house a 13mp camera]
Another notable feature is that the LG G4 Beat comes packed with 64-bit class Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor, manufactured by Qualcomm.
Other stipulated features include 5.2-inch full HD display, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB eMMC storage and a 2,300 mAh battery.
LG G4 Beat availability details:
The company has confirmed that the new LG G4 Beat will hit stores in select regions in Europe and Latin America, including France, Germany and Brazil this month and later, in Canada, India, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and Turkey and other markets.
The specific release date and pricing of the LG G4 Beat will reportedly be announced during local launch events.
Key specifications of LG G4 Beat:
|Model||LG G4 Beat|
|OS||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core CPU|
|Storage capacity||8GB eMMC|
|Add-ons||Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), NFC, USB 2.0, A-GPS/GLONASS, In-Cell Touch / Color Spectrum Sensor / Gesture Interval Shot / Full HD 1080p Video|
|Dimensions||142.7 x 72.6 x 9.85|
|Colours||Metallic Silver / Ceramic White / Shiny Gold|