LG G3 Beat

LG's latest handset for China, dubbed the G3 Beat, may well be the oft-rumored G3 mini. The device, which was launched at a trade exhibition in China, boasts the G3 branding as well as a design that is similar to that of the faux metal back of the original G3.

If this device does indeed turn out to be the G3 mini, it will be the largest "mini" variant ever launched. With a screen size of 5 inches, the G3 Beat is only marginally smaller than the standard G3. While there may not be a lot of difference in the size between the handsets, there is a huge divide in terms of screen quality, as the G3 Beat sports a 720p display to the 2K IPS panel used in the G3.

Other specs of the device include a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 8 MP camera at the back and a 2 MP front shooter along with a 2,450 mAh battery. The G3 Beat also features dual-SIM connectivity along with TD-LTE, FDD-LTE, CDMA2000, and GSM network support.

The G3 Beat is ablated to hit China Telecom later next month for 2,500 RMB (around $400), with no mention of wider availability.

What are your views on the G3 Beat? Think this is the G3 mini?

Source: PCPOP; Via: SlashGear

 

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LG G3 Beat announced in China, may turn out to be the G3 mini

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And one that's supported with decent updates. Sadly the only thing close is what Sony has tried, and the Moto X (I know it's not technically high spec, but you know what I mean).

One of the big reasons I'm using an iPhone 5s right now. Hoping that Android Silver brings these small, highend and well supported phones. Silver + L = Mmmmm

Wow! $400 for a Optimus G with buttons on the back. Somebody at LG has been hitting the crack pipe. At these specs, it should be priced the same as the Moto G.

Posted from my LG LS970 using my thumb

The least they could have done is make the screen 1080p. 720 on a 5 Inch? How far back in time did we go??

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It's a 5 inch phone. If that's what you want get the G2. It's less then a year old and specs are nothing to sneeze at.

You still don't know that "mini" only relates to one specific device. The G3 Mini is only a smaller version of the G3. Look at the car manufacturer Mini. They sell their cars as Mini's, but they just released an Mini Countryman, an SUV. Which by all means, I can't fit in my pocket, despite being called Mini.

Where's that beachfront exactly?

Well you can't fit a regular Mini in your pocket either...

I kid. But yeah, what you said is right.

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Why not just get a g2? You can get it for cheaper and it has better internals. The thing is if you're thinking of getting a 5 inch phone, you aren't really looking for a mini anyway so why not get the flagship from a year ago?

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I have to say, the G2 is looking like a fairly attractive option right now... Brand new for under $400 straight from T-Mobile.

At 5 inches it should at least have the same specs as the Nexus 5. All they had to do is put those same N5 internals into a new chassis.

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Lol where's the mini then? Your better off getting the g2 which is superior in every way and is very well priced now too and also it's the same size as this so called g3 mini.

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