On Thursday, LG unveiled the LG G4 Beat - the highly anticipated mid-range variant of its flagship G4 smartphone.
In April, LG unveiled its 2015 flagship smartphone - the LG G4 - and, in May, announced phablet and budget variants of the G4 - the G4 Stylus and G4c. Now, LG is back with another flagship variant - the LG G4 Beat. Slightly smaller than the LG G4, the G4 Beat features a 5.2 inch Full HD IPS display versus the flagship's 5.5 inch display. In addition to being more compact than its parent smartphone, the G4 Beat's features are more modest. The G4 Beat features an 8 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front-facing camera, 1.5 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 8 GB of on-board memory, and 1.5 GB of RAM. The smartphone is expected to be priced around $440, though it will vary by market. The LG G4 Beat will be debut in key markets across Europe and Latin America including France, Germany, and Brazil. Following its initial launch, LG will roll out the mid-range smartphone globally to markets like Canada, Russia, Singapore, Turkey, and more.
"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 Company, in a statement on the LG G4 Beat's launch. "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." The LG G4 Beat will start its initial launch later this month.
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