LG has introduced the G3 Beat, a mid-range version of its flagship G3 smartphone. The G3 Beat features a 5-inch display, slightly smaller than the G3 that has a 5.5-inch display. According to LG, the new smartphone features “similar premium user experience, sophisticated Floating Arc metallic design and fast Laser Auto Focus technology featured in the G3 but in a more compact package”.
The LG G3 Beat sports a 5-inch 720p display with 294ppi. The smartphone runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor along with 1GB of RAM. The G3 Beat sports an 8MP camera and 1.3MP front camera.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS/Glonass, NFC, USB 2.0, 4G LTE / HSPA+ 21Mbps (3G). The smartphone is powered by a 2,540mAh battery. Other important features of the G3 Beat include Laser Auto Focus , Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot, Smart Keyboard and QuickMemo+.
The LG G3 Beat is slated to be released on July 18 in South Korea and begin global rollout from Europe and CIS Countries in the following weeks. LG will be announcing information about the price and availability of the smartphone at the launch.
LG had unveiled its latest flagship smartphone G3 in May this year. The smartphone competes against the rival Android flagship smartphones such as HTC M8 in the market. With the G3 Beat, LG has followed the ongoing trend of launching different variants of the flagship smartphone to target the mid-range and perhaps higher mid-range segments.
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SEOUL, July 17, 2014 — LG Electronics (LG) today announced the official launch of LG G3 Beat, a mid-tier variant of LG’s highly acclaimed LG G3 smartphone. The LG G3 Beat delivers a similar premium user experience, sophisticated Floating Arc metallic design and fast Laser Auto Focus technology featured in the G3 but in a more compact package dominated by a 5.0-inch thin-bezel display, setting it a class above other similarly priced mid-tier devices.
The LG G3 Beat was developed to address the growing low- to mid-tier segment 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 technology 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. LG G3 Beat retains the best features and functions of the G3, delivering its values without compromising usability.
Proving that less can be more, the LG G3 Beat comes with a largest-in-class 5.0-inch HD IPS display with a screen-to-body ratio of 74.1 percent, the highest in the mid-tier smartphone segment. The LG G3 Beat offers impressively thin bezels and a robust 2,540mAh battery. The LG G3 Beat features the Floating Arc Design first unveiled on the LG G3, boasting smooth curved sides and gradually tapered edges for the ultimate comfort in grip and feel.
“Smartphone manufacturers cannot ignore this growing segment of consumers who want the best balance of looks, features, performance and, of course, price,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The LG G3 Beat represents our commitment to the mid-tier smartphone market that demands mature technology, proven branding, great innovation and attractive price, all in a single device.”
Highlights of the LG G3 Beat include:
Laser Auto Focus enables the G3 Beat to focus precious moments faster than ever before by measuring the distance between the subject and the camera using a laser beam.
Touch & Shoot lets users simply touch anywhere on the display to focus and shoot, reducing a two-step process to just one.
Gesture Shot allows you to simply clench your hand in front of the screen to automatically begin a three-second countdown before the picture is snapped.
Smart Keyboard learns how you type for faster input with fewer mistakes, reducing errors by up to 75 percent.
QuickMemo+ lets you jot, sketch, take notes and be as creative and inspired as you want to be.
The LG G3 Beat will make its debut on July 18 in South Korea and begin its global rollout from Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries in the weeks that follow. The LG G3 Beat will be available as the LG G3 s in Europe and the CIS. Prices and details of availability will be announced locally at the time of launch.
Chipset: Qualcomm®Snapdragon™ 400 processor 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
Display: 5.0-inch HD IPS (1280 x 720, 294ppi)
Memory: 8GB / 1GB RAM / MicroSD slot
Camera: Rear 8MP with Laser Auto Focus / Front 1.3MP
Battery: 2,540mAh (removable)
Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Size: 137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3mm
Weight: 134 g
Network: 4G LTE / HSPA+ 21Mbps (3G)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS/Glonass, NFC, USB 2.0
Colors: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold
Other:Touch & Shoot, Smart Keyboard, QuickMemo+, Gesture Shot