"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.”
The LG G3 Beat features the Floating Arc Design first unveiled on the LG G3, boasting smooth curved sides and gradually tapered edges. It also comes with a HD IPS display with a screen-to-body ratio of 74.1%, which LG says is the highest in the mid-tier smartphone segment, and Smart Keyboard, which learns how users type to reduce errors by up to 75%. The 2,540mAh battery supports advanced camera features such as:
￭ Laser Auto Focus, which measures the distance between the subject and the camera using a laser beam.
￭ Touch & Shoot lets users touch anywhere on the display to focus and shoot.
￭ Gesture Shot allows users to clench a hand in front of the screen to automatically begin a three-second countdown before the picture is snapped.
￭ Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
￭ Display: 5.0-inch HD IPS (1,280 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: 134g
￭ Network: 4G LTE / HSPA+ 21Mbps (3G)
￭ Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS/Glonass, NFC, USB 2.0
￭ Colours: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold
￭ Other: Touch & Shoot, Smart Keyboard, QuickMemo+, Gesture Shot
A number of phone manufacturers are introducing lower-end models of their premium phones. Read about HTC's offering here.