Finally, after high anticipation and numerous leaks LG has uncovered the mini version of its flagship smartphone LG G3. The device will be launched in two monikers – G3 Beat in Asian markets and G3 S in Europe. Being a miniature variant, the handset is slightly smaller and less advanced as compared to its bigger brother. The South Korean tech firm claims that this new device will be addressing the demands of the low-end or mid-range smartphone seekers delivering a top notch user experience.
When it comes to specifications, the LG G3 Beat arrives with a 5 inch IPS HD display that features a screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels with a screen to body ratio of 74.1% that is considered the highest amongst mid-range devices. The device is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor that ticks at 1.2 GHz clock speed paired with 1 GB of RAM.
Furthermore, the miniature of the LG G3 features an 8 MP primary shooter that is teamed up with LED flash, Laser Auto Focus as in the G3. This technology will help the handset to focus faster by simply measuring the distance between the camera and subject using a laser beam. Other camera features onboard include Touch&Shoot, Gesture Shot, Smart Keyboard and QuickMemo. Accompanying this is a 1.3 MP front-facer that can take charge of video calling and the self portrait department.
The storage needs of the uses are met by the 8 GB of internal storage that can be expanded with the help of a micro SD card. For connectivity the G3 Beat packs 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and GPS with GLONASS and draws its energy from a 2,540 mAh battery.
LG has announced the G3 Beat will be debuting on sale in South Korea on July 18 with the global availability of the same will start in the coming weeks in Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. While the pricing of the handset has not been revealed, a Russian independent phone seller Svyaznoy claimed that the LG G3 Beat will be priced at RUB 13,990 that will roughly convert to $406 or Rs 25,000.
|Model||LG G3 Beat|
|Display||5 inch, HD|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable|
|OS||Android 4.4.2 KitKat|
|Camera||8 MP/ 1.3 MP|
|Price||Yet to be announced|