Today, LG Electronics announced a new Android smartphone – LG Ray, dedicated to clients within emerging 3G markets. The handset feature a 5.5-inch 720p HD display (267 ppi) encased in a metallic premium design borrowed from LG’s G series.
“Customers in 3G markets continue to be a priority for LG so we will continue to develop new products with these consumers in mind. No matter the country or the device, every LG customers will receive a unique user experience with a balance of design, performance and value,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
LG Ray weighs in at 158 grams, measures 9.3mm in thickness and packs an octa-core MediaTek MT6592M processor clocked at 1.4GHz frequency, which is backed up by 1GB of RAM and Mali-450MP4 GPU. The phone has 16Gb of built-in storage, but it is easily expandable through a microSD card slot.
Other specs include 8MP front-facing camera, 13MP main camera on the back, a 3,000 mAh Li-Ion battery, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 and HSPA+ (3G) connectivity.
LG Ray runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with LG’s UX on top of it that brings the premium Gesture Shot feature to this handset.
LG will start selling the single and dual SIM LG Ray (Silver color variant) in CIS region this week followed by Latin America, while the Gold and Titan Black models are expected early next year (January, 2016).