As promised earlier, LG has launched the mid-range G3 Beat – a pared-down version of its flagship G3 smartphone to the Indian market. Priced at Rs 25,000, the G3 Beat will be available in metallic black, shine gold and silk black colours.
With the G3 Beat, LG has opted for a 5-inch HD 720p IPS display featuring a screen-to-body ratio of 74.1 percent, which LG claims is the best in its class. It runs the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM. All of this is fuelled by a 2,540mAh battery. It has 8GB of on-board storage which is expandable with a microSD card.
The Floating Arc Design promises curved sides and gradually tapered edges for a good grip and feel. It measures 137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3mm, and weighs 134 grams. Connectivity options include 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS/GLONASS and NFC.
It comes with an 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front-facing camera. Some of its key highlights include Touch and Shoot, Smart Keyboard, QuickMemo+ and Gesture Shot. The device comes dipped in Metallic black, Silk white and Shine gold options.
LG Electronics India MD, Swoon Koon, said,” LG G3 Beat represents our commitment to the mid-tier smartphone market that demands mature technology, proven performance, great innovation and an attractive price, all in a single device.”
LG also bundles a snap-on case. With this mid-range device, LG will be competing with the likes of HTC Desire 816 and Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. In many ways the G3 Beat is a ‘mini’ version of the celebrated flagship, though the 5-inch display is larger than most ‘Minis’ including the HTC One Mini 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini.