G3 Beat announced, a mini model of the current flagship device, the LG G3 that packs most of its bigger brother features, but in a smaller package.
LG decided to buck the trend of releasing a “mini” version of their flagship, HTC has the One Mini 2, Samsung has the Galaxy S5 Mini, and LG have decided to call the mid-range version of their G3 flagship – the G3 Beat.
The first thing we notice that makes LG’s offering stand out is the fact that the G3 Beat has a 4 inch screen, with most of the competition’s mini variants coming in at around the 4″ to 4.5″ mark, the Beat’s exact dimensions are 137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm and 134 grams respectively.
The LG G3 Beat is also packing a 720 x 1280 resolution, as well as a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip, clocked at 2.5 GHz helped along by 1GB of RAM. Round the back you’ll find a 8 megapixel snapper with the same revolutionary “Laser auto focus” seen in the Beat’s bigger brother, the G3. Round the front is a 1.3 megapixel camera. There’s also the capability to expand the phone’s memory via the microSD slot.
There’s also 4G connectivity and Android 4.4.2 KitKat running straight out the box. The LG G3 Beat definitely sets a new precedent for the mid-range smartphone market, with this looking and feeling very close to the high end flagship the LG G3.
We’ve got no information regarding pricing or where and when the Beat will be available to eager consumers, but as usual we’ll keep you updated as it comes in.