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LG G3 Beat lands as mid-market spinoff

The LG G3 is one of the most impressive handsets we’ve seen to date, but for those looking for something a little more affordable, the Korean manufacturer has now announced the LG G3 Beat.

Not the sub-sized G3 mini which has been the subject of multiple leaks and rumours in recent weeks, the LG G3 Beat is a 5-inch, mid-market device built around similar design principles to its sleek, flagship sibling.

Smartphone manufacturers cannot ignore this growing segment of consumers who want the best balance of looks, features, performance and, of course, price,” Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile said.

He added: “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.”

LG G3 Beat Features
While the G3 Beat might not be the high-end powerhouse of its big brother, it is no slouch.

The 10.3mm thick handset’s 5-inch display features a 1280 x 720 pixel HD resolution and is backed up by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor.

With 8GB of internal storage – expandable via microSD – and 1GB of RAM, the LG G3 Beat’s specs sheet is further enhanced by an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera which features the same Laser Auto Focus as the flagship G3.

With a secondary, 1.3-megpaixel camera sitting up front, the LG G3 Beat adds a removable 2,540mAh battery and the usual array of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G and NFC connectivity options.

Featuring the same rear-based physical controls as its sibling, the G3 Beat will be available in three colour schemes at launch – Metallic Black, Silk White and Shine Gold.

LG G3 Beat Release Date and Price

For those keen on snapping up the Beat, you shouldn’t have too long to wait, LG has confirmed that the LG G3 Beat release date will be held tomorrow, July 18, in its native Korean.

For us Brits, we can expect the device ‘in the weeks that follow’. Although there is currently no word on a UK G3 Beat price, LG has suggested the handset will be available “at a lower price point than previously possible”.

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