LG announces G4 Beat, a new mid-range Android smartphone
Interested in the looks and general feel of the LG G4, but on a tight budget? LG might have the perfect new offering for you, as it has taken the wraps off of a new LG G4 Beat model today – according to the company, the device “delivers premium design, [and] superior features in a mid-tier package.”
Let’s talk specs. The G4 Beat comes with a 5.2-inch FHD (1920×1080) IPS display, which is quite impressive considering this is a mid-range smartphone. It also has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, and the built-in modem does allow for 4G LTE connectivity (depending on market). 8GB of internal memory is present, with 1.5GB of RAM sealing the memory deal. It has a 2,300 mAh battery, and comes with Android 5.1.1, Lollipop.
One of the things LG was praised for on the regular G4 was the impressive camera setup, and the company is seemingly trying to translate the same success into the G4 Beat. There’s an 8MP rear camera sensor with Laser Auto Focus and LG’s Color Spectrum Sensor. There’s a 5MP front-facing camera, too, and a lot of the software that made LG’s G4 camera app stand out is present on the G4 Beat as well.
The G4 Beat will arrive later this month in key European and Latin American markets, with a global rollout beginning afterward.