LG unwraps four smartphones ahead of Mobile World Congress

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As often is the case with LG and its Mobile World Congress announcements, we’re getting an official look at things ahead of the annual conference. Today sees LG pulling back the curtain for four mid-range models, the Magna, Spirit, Leon, and Joy.

Each model has its own unique features however they do share a number of specifications in common. All, for instance, run Android 5.0 Lollipop and will be offered with 1.2GHz quad-core processors with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. It’s worth noting that some carriers may offer slightly different configurations.

The four devices will be available in both LTE and 3G versions, consistent with LG’s strategy to expand its appeal in the mass-tier segment with different products for different networks. The LTE and 3G versions of each model share nearly identical design cues with metallic back covers distinguishing the LTE models while the 3G devices feature patterned plastic back covers.

According to LG, the foursome will begin shipping globally as soon as this week; however, no markets or pricing was made available. It’s not clear if we’ll see any of these in the United States but I might not be surprised to see a couple of them sprinkled across various prepaid service providers.
LG Magna Specifications:

  • Display: 5.0-inch HD (294 ppi)
  • Chipset: 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz Quad-Core*
  • Camera: Rear 8MP / Front 5MP
  • Memory: 8GB / 1GB
  • Battery: 2,540mAh (removable)
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Network: LTE Cat. 4 / HSPA+ 21Mbps
  • Size: 139.7 x 69.9 x 10.2mm

LG Spirit Specifications:

  • Display: 4.7-inch HD (312 ppi)
  • Chipset: 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz Quad-Core*
  • Camera: Rear 8MP or 5MP* / Front 1MP
  • Memory: 8GB / 1GB
  • Battery: 2,100mAh (removable)
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Network: LTE Cat. 4 / HSPA+ 21Mbps
  • Size: 133.3 x 66.1 x 9.9mm

LG Leon Specifications:

  • Display: 4.5-inch FWVGA (220 ppi)
  • Chipset: 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz Quad-Core*
  • Camera: Rear 8MP or 5MP* / Front VGA
  • Memory: 8GB / 1GB
  • Battery: 1,900mAh (removable)
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Network: LTE Cat. 4 / HSPA+ 21Mbps
  • Size: 129.9 x 64.9 x 10.9mm

LG Joy Specifications:

  • Display: 4.0-inch WVGA (233 ppi)
  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad-Core / 1.2GHz Dual-Core*
  • Camera: Rear 5MP / Front VGA
  • Memory: 8GB or 4GB* / 1GB or 512MB*
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop / Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Battery: 1,900mAh (removable)
  • Network: LTE Cat. 4 / HSPA+ 21Mbps
  • Size: 122.7 x 64.0 x 11.9mm

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