LG has announced the LG G3 A, a mid-range alternative to the LG G3 that doesn't look mid-range at all.
With a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 2.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a 13-megapixel camera, the LG G3 A doesn't look particularly compromised.
But of course, it follows swiftly on from the LG G3 from which it takes its name, and that was something else entirely.
The LG G3 featured a 5.5-inch QHD display that LG's rivals have thus-far struggled (or refused) to match, while it was powered by a superior Snapdragon 801 CPU.
So the the LG G3 A, which is headed for South Korean shops, does indeed appear to be a slightly smaller and slightly scaled back version of the original LG G3.
Interestingly, the LG G3 A appears to share at least one high-end component with the LG G3 - the innovative 13-megapixel camera with laser autofocus. LG can clearly see what the true killer feature of the G3 was.
Of course, LG already seemingly launched a mid-range alternative to the LG G3 a few weeks ago in the LG G3 Beat. That phone features a decidedly mid-range spec list, including a 5-inch 720p display and a 1.2GH Snapdragon 400 CPU.
While the Beat's camera is only 8-megapixel, it too sports the LG G3's laser autofocus system.
It looks as is if LG is intent on flooding its native market with LG G3 variants, then. We'll let you know if LG G3 A shows any signs of following the LG G3 Beat west.
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