LG Announces The G4 Beat, A Mid-Range Version Of Its Flagship G4 Smartphone

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In a bid to appeal to different segments of the global smartphone market, LG has released another new version of its flagship G4 device. Following on from on from phablet and budget models unveiled in May, the Korean company today announced the G4 Beat, a mid-range incarnation.

Sporting the same aesthetics, the G4 Beat is slightly smaller than its parent model at 5.2 inches — the G4 is 5.5 inches — while there’s a downgraded eight-megapixel rear camera and five-megapixel front-facing camera. The chipset is also more modest — that’s what you get for mid-range — in the form of an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Processor that clocks 1.5GHz. In addition, the onboard memory has been shrunk to 8GB with 1.5GB RAM.

LG said the new handset “retains the best features and functions of the LG G4, delivering value without compromising performance or usability” and it’s an impressive package, except that we…

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