LG G3 Beat aka G3 Mini has been making rounds in the rumor mill, but it seems the Korean OEM decided to finally put an end to all these rumors. Recently, the company announced the LG G3 Beat, a miniature version of the LG G3, with trimmed down specifications and a lower price tag.
“Smartphone manufacturers cannot ignore this growing segment of consumers who want the best balance of looks, features, performance and, of course, price,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The LG G3 Beat represents our commitment to the mid-tier smartphone market that demands mature technology, proven branding, great innovation and attractive price, all in a single device.”
The device looks exactly the same as the LG G3, but with a smaller form factor and specifications which are far lower compared to its elder sibling. The LG G3 Beat rocks a 5-inch display sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with 294 ppi pixel density, and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz.
There’s 1GB of RAM on board with 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 2,540 mAh battery, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat as its operating system. The handset comes with a 8MP camera with laser auto focus as well as a 1.3MP front-facing camera.
The LG G3 Beat is set to hit retail in South Korea from July 18th, and will reach other global markets in the coming weeks. There’s no word about the pricing, but we’ll update you as soon as we get any information about it.