LG G4 Beat (LG G4 S) goes official
Identified as LG G4 S in previous leaks, LG Electronics has finally let the cat out of the bag as the Korean phone maker unveiled the LG G4 Beat this morning.
As expected, the handset was rolled out with a 1080p touchscreen which measures 5.2 inches diagonal. There’s an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC running eight cores at 1.5GHz with integrated 4G LTE which delivers an optimal balance of power, performance and battery life. Still under the hood, you’ll find a 1.5GB RAM alongside 8GB of expandable storage. The handset runs on an LG G4-like customization of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS.
Photo-wise, the G4 Beat houses a 13-megapixel non-protruding camera with laser autofocus and dual tone LED flash. The selfie unit up front is armed with an advanced 5-megapixel sensor.
As earlier mentioned, the latest LG handset packs support for LTE, this comes in addition of A-GPS and GLONASS for global positioning, Wi-Fi , Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC — all backed by a rather small 2,300 mAh removable battery. The plastic-clad device measures 142.7 x 72.6 x 9.85 mm on the meter rule while tipping the scale at 139 grams.
The LG G4 Beat will debut in France, Germany and Brazil before coming to Canada, India, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and other markets that should be announced in the future.
Full press release:
LG G4 BEAT DELIVERS PREMIUM DESIGN,
SUPERIOR FEATURES IN A MID-TIER PACKAGE
Advanced Display, Advanced Camera and Striking Design Come
Together to Create an Exceptional Phone Without the Exceptional Price
SEOUL, July 9, 2015 ― LG Electronics (LG) officially unveiled its newest variant of its widely praised LG G4 flagship smartphone. The LG G4 Beat1 retains the best features and functions of the LG G4, delivering value without compromising performance or usability. The LG G4 Beat will make its debut this month in key markets in Europe and Latin America, including France, Germany and Brazil before rolling out globally in markets such as Canada, India, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and Turkey, among others.
The LG G4 Beat comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS Display, which is clearer, sharper and more responsive than anything offered by LG before in this category. A powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 615 processor running eight cores at 1.5GHz with integrated 4G LTE delivers an optimal balance of power, performance and battery life.
LG G4 Beat’s camera features are equally as impressive as the hardware. On the back is a 8MP camera 2, supported by LG’s exclusive Color Spectrum Sensor and Laser Auto Focus. Manual Mode, one of the most acclaimed features in the G4, allows full creative control over every detail in each shot. LG also enhanced the 5MP front-facing shooter with Gesture Interval Shot to allow users to take four consecutive selfies with a single hand gesture, increasing the odds of capturing that perfect shot.
“Too often, mid-tier phones sacrifice overall usability in order to include that one killer feature,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our goal with the LG G4 Beat was to create a phone that was not only well- balanced in terms of display, camera, performance and design but delivered terrific value and satisfaction.”
Highlights and Features of the LG G4 Beat are:
High Performance Multimedia made possible by a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 615 Processor with Octa-Core performance and speed, which can handle Full HD 1080p playback at 60fps and capture at 30fps.
Color Spectrum Sensor to measure the exact RGB and infrared values of ambient light and objects, resulting in colors that are truer to nature.
Manual Mode to give users fine control over every detail of a shot, including shutter speed, ISO, exposure and white balance.
Gesture Interval Shot improves on the original Gesture Shot by increasing the chance of getting that perfect shot even under challenging conditions.
Prices and details of availability will be announced locally at the time of launch.
Key Specifications 3:
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
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
1 LG G4s in Europe and CIS Region.
2 13MP in some Latin American countries.
3 Specifications may vary depending on the market.