LG has officially announced the G4 Beat, a mid-range variant of its 2015 flagship. Earlier revealed as the LG G4S for European markets, the G4 Beat is not as big a downgrade over the G4 as the G3 Beat was last year and offers some solid specifications. It keeps the design of the G4, but will not be offered with leather backs like its flagship sibling.
The G4 Beat features a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and 8GB of expandable storage. The rear camera has gone down to an 8-megapixel unit (Latin America will get a 13-megapixel rear camera), though the phone retains the laser autofocus and color spectrum sensor, features that make the G4’s camera stand out from the rest of the flagship competition. Other specs include LTE connectivity, NFC, a 2,300 mAh battery, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The LG G4 Beat runs Android 5.1.1 out of the box, with LG’s UX 4.0 adding a different look and various features. The phone will make its way to Europe and Latin America first, folowed by a launch in Canada, India, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and other markets. It will be offered in Metallic Silver, Ceramic White and Shiny Gold. There is no word on pricing, that details should start surfacing as the G4 Beat nears a launch in each of the aforementioned markets.
Source: LG Newsroom