LG Electronics has announced the official launch of the LG G3 Beat, a mid-tier variant of LG’s flagship G3 smartphone.
The G3 Beat delivers a similar user experience, Floating Arc metallic design and Laser Auto Focus technology featured in the LG G3 but in a more compact package dominated by a 5-inch 1280×720 (294ppi) HD IPS thin-bezel display. That display has a screen-to-body ratio of 74.1 percent, the highest in mid-range smartphones.
The LG G3 Beat was developed to address the growing low- to mid-tier of smartphone customers who want a “great device that’s more compact but still powerful enough to run the most popular apps.” With the fast pace of innovation in the wireless industry, it’s now “more possible than ever to offer a smartphone that does all this but at a lower price point than was previously possible.” G3 Beat retains the “best features and functions of the G3, delivering its values without compromising usability.”
The LG G3 Beat offers thin bezels, smooth curved sides, gradually tapered edges and a 2,540mAh battery.
Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics’ Mobile Communications division:
“Smartphone manufacturers cannot ignore this growing segment of consumers who want the best balance of looks, features, performance and, of course, price. The LG G3 beat represents our commitment to the mid-tier smartphone market the demands mature technology, proven branding, great innovation and attractive price, all in a single device.”
The LG G3 Beat is available now in South and will begin its global rollout in Europe. Pricing and availability details will be announced locally at the time of launch. Here’s the rest of the spec sheet:
- 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
- Memory: 8GB internal/1GB RAM/microSD slot
- 8MP rear camera with Laser Auto Focus/1.3MP front camera
- Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Dimensions: 137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3mm; 134g
- Network: 4G LTE/HSPA+ 21Mbps (3G)
- Connectivity: WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS/Glonass, NFC, USB 2.0
- Colors: Black, White, Gold