LG releases the G4 Beat, a more affordable G4

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After LG launched its well-received G4 smartphone in April this year, the company has now introduced the G5 Beat, which is a middle-tier version of the flagship device.

The 4G-capable G4 Beat will come with Android Lollipop 5.1.1 and has an 8-core Snapdragon 615 processor with 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of local storage. There’s a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p display, which is a little smaller than the G4’s 5.5-inch quad HD screen, but the pixel density is rather impressive at 423 pixels per inch.

LG G4 Beat

The phone has an 8 megapixel rear camera, but strangely the Latin American version will come with a 13 megapixel shooter. On the front, a 5 megapixel camera does the honours, along with shooting capabilities borrowed from the G4, such as a colour spectrum sensor, manual shooting mode and gesture-activated selfie photos.

The G4 Beat will be available in Metallic Silver, Ceramic White and Shiny Gold when it launches this month across Europe and Latin America. It will subsequently roll out globally to markets such as Canada, India, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and Turkey.

According to LG, highlights and features of the LG G4 Beat are:

  • High Performance Multimedia made possible by a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 615 Processor with Octa-Core performance and speed, which can handle Full HD 1080p playback at 60fps and capture at 30fps.
  • Color Spectrum Sensor to measure the exact RGB and infrared values of ambient light and objects, resulting in colors that are truer to nature.
  • Manual Mode to give users fine control over every detail of a shot, including shutter speed, ISO, exposure and white balance.
  • Gesture Interval Shot improves on the original Gesture Shot by increasing the chance of getting that perfect shot even under challenging

LG says that pricing will be announced locally in each country near the time of launch, which is apparently imminent.

SOURCE: LG Newsroom.

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