LG will soon offer a mid-range version of its latest flagship LG G4 smartphone in a number of markets. It's called the LG G4 Beat and it will be a smaller and less powerful device than the current LG G4.
While the LG G4 has a 5.5-inch screen, the LG G4 Beat will have a smaller 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1080. It also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor with a clock speed of 1.5GHz, compared to the LG G4's Snapdragon 808 processor. Inside the LG G4 Beat, there will be 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, along with a 2,300mAh removable battery. It also comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.
LG seems to be very proud of the LG G4 Beat's cameras:
On the back is a 8MP camera, supported by LG's exclusive Color Spectrum Sensor and Laser Auto Focus. Manual Mode, one of the most acclaimed features in the G4, allows full creative control over every detail in each shot. LG also enhanced the 5MP front-facing shooter with Gesture Interval Shot to allow users to take four consecutive selfies with a single hand gesture, increasing the odds of capturing that perfect shot.
The LG G4 Beat will be released first in "key markets in Europe and Latin America, including France, Germany and Brazil" later in July, before expanding its reach later to include "Canada, India, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and Turkey, among others." Colors for the phone will include Metallic Silver, Ceramic White and Shiny Gold. LG has not announced pricing for the LG G4 Beat, nor is there any word when or if it will reach the US. It's worth noting that in some Latin American countries, the rear camera on the phone will be 13MP.
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