LG G3 Beat officially out: it’s a smaller and less powerful G3 with 5-inch 720p HD screen and laser AF camera

LG G3 Beat

LG has officially announced a new device in its G3 line-up. The LG G3 Beat is not really the G3 Mini we’ve been expecting, cause it’s bigger.

The device packs a 5-inch 720p HD (1280 x 720 pixels) screen (as opposed to a 4.5-inch display we expect in the G3 Mini), Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 quad-core chip, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable memory. In addition, we get an 8-megapixel rear camera that rocks LED flash and the same laser auto-focus technology we’ve learned to love on the “regular” G3.

Plus, let’s not forget 4G LTE connectivity support (in some markets at least), GPS + GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and a 2,540 mAh battery. Android 4.4 KitKat is running the show with LG’s usual software pack singing on top; yup – this includes the Knock Code.

Size wise, the LG G3 Beat measures 137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm and weighs about 134 grams. It will be launched on July 18 in South Korea, with markets all around the world getting it soon afterwards. No words on the U.S. launch, though. Pricing information will be revealed locally…

  • PeterSteinbeck

    Looks like a best-selling device for LG…

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