Mid-range LG Zero to launch in Taiwan starting this week, other markets to follow

LG has announced that its latest mid-range smartphone, the LG Zero, will start arriving this week in Taiwan, with several other markets in Asia, Europe, and Latin America to follow.

In contrast to the company's G and V-seris phones, the LG Zero features an all-metal body. Packed inside is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, and a 2050mAh battery. The smartphone also sports a 5-inch 1280 x 720 display, and comes in either silver or gold with Android 5.1 Lollipop on board.

Unfortunately, pricing and exact availability outside of "this week" for Taiwan are unknown. But LG says that participating local carriers will have further details soon.


Thin and Light Smartphone from LG Delivers Premium Features at an Attractive Price

SEOUL, Dec. 1, 2015 ― LG Electronics (LG) will commence the global rollout of its slim metal smartphone, LG Zero¹, starting this week in Taiwan followed by other key markets in Asia, Europe and Latin America. First introduced to Korean customers in September, the LG Zero inherits the advanced camera technology and exclusive UX features of the LG G Series and introduces a full metal body for a more advanced and modern experience.

The exceptional build quality of the LG Zero is highlighted by its solid aluminum body which gives the LG Zero a premium look and feel. This newest smartphone's smooth metal body is enhanced by the "Arc Glass" design of the edges which create a slimmer profile. Complementing the solid aluminum exterior is a 5.0-inch In-Cell Touch IPS display which delivers faster recognition, better outdoor visibility and crisper images.

LG Zero offers best-in-class camera features adopted from the highly acclaimed G4, resulting in maximum photo resolution, shutter speed and sharpness. The 8MP front camera allows for brighter and clearer selfies while the 13MP rear camera delivers many of the same attributes of a standalone camera. Fans of popular G Series features such as Gesture Shot, Gesture View and Gesture Interval Shot will be delighted to find these options in the LG Zero as well.

"At LG, we do not believe in limiting our best technology to just our flagship devices," said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "The LG Zero exhibits innovation not only in its design but in its ability to offer premium features at a competitive price point."

Prices and participating carriers will be announced locally at the time of availability.

Key Specifications:

  • Display: 5.0-inch HD In-cell Touch (1280 x 720, 294ppi)
  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Camera: Rear 13MP / Front 8MP
  • Memory: 1.5GB LPDDR3 RAM / 16GB eMMC ROM / MicroSD
  • Battery: 2,050mAh
  • Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Size: 142 x 71.8 x 7.4mm
  • Weight: 147g
  • Network: LTE / HSPA+ / GSM
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.1 / USB 2.0
  • Colors: Silver / Gold