LG G4 Beat offers mid-range take on familiar flagship design

LG on Thursday introduced the G4 Beat, a mid-range version of its 2015 flagship smartphone. The handset carries over many of the physical traits and characteristics of the G4 but features dialed-down internal hardware.

Key specifications include a 5.2-inch full HD display, 8-megapixel rear camera, and 8GB storage. The standard G4, by comparison has a quad HD screen, 16-megapixel camera, and 32GB storage.

Running Android 5.1 Lollipop, the G4 Beat is powered by a octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and 1.5GB RAM. Rounding things out, other details include a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and a removable 2300mAh battery.

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  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Processor
  • Display: 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD (1920 x 1080, 423ppi)
  • Memory: 8GB eMMC ROM / 1.5GB RAM
  • Camera: Rear 8MP LDAF (13MP in Latin America) / Front 5MP
  • Battery: 2,300mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Size: 142.7 x 72.6 x 9.85mm
  • Weight: 139g
  • Network: 4G LTE / HSPA+ 42.2Mbps (3G)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / A-GPS / Glonass / USB 2.0
  • Colors: Metallic Silver / Ceramic White / Shiny Gold
  • Other: In-Cell Touch / Color Spectrum Sensor / Gesture Interval Shot / Full HD 1080p Video

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The G4 Beat will be initially be sold in Europe and Latin America, followed by other markets down the road. LG did not indicate if any US carriers might be in line to support the device.

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