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LG G3 Beat With 5 Inch HD Display Launched

To cater to demands of mid-segment, LG has announced today the launch of LG G3 Beat smartphone, which is the compact vresion of its highly acclaimed flagship G3. LG G3 is watered down version of the premium G3 in which LG has reduced hardware specifications but it has the same UX features available on G3.


The LG G3 Beat will go on sale from July 18 in South Korea and will begin its global rollout from Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries in the following weeks. The LG G3 Beat will be available as the LG G3 s in Europe and the CIS. LG has not disclosed the prices and exact details of availability for other countries. The G3 Beat will be available in Metallic Black, Silk White and Shine Gold variants.


Compared to LG G3 which has 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS (2560 x 1440, 538ppi) display, the G3 Beat comes with 5.0-inch HD IPS (1280 x 720, 294ppi) display with a screen-to-body ratio of 74.1 percent, which is claimed to be the highest in the mid-tier smartphone segment. The G3 Beat is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor (1.2 GHz Quad-Core) whereas the G3 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (up to 2.5GHz Quad-Core) processor.

On the optics front also, LG has reduced the power of the camera on G3 Beat. The G3 Beat is fitted with 8MP rear camera  with Laser Auto Focus and 1.3MP front camera. The G3 boasts of 13MP rear and 2.1MP front shooter. The G3 Beat has 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage with microSD card slot vis-a-vis 3GB RAM and 16/32GB internal storage available on G3. The G3 Beat is packed with 2,540mAh (removable) whereas the G3 is fuelled by 3,000mAh (removable) battery. The G3 Beat runs on Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS.


Design wise, LG has not made any changes in G3 Beat. The G3 has thin bezels and features the Floating Arc Design that was first unveiled on the LG G3, which boasts of smooth curved sides and gradually tapered edges for the ultimate comfort in grip and feel.

LG G3 Beat retains the best features and functions of the G3, some of them are :

  • Laser Auto Focus, which  enables to focus precious moments faster by measuring the distance between the subject and the camera using a laser beam.
  • Touch & Shoot lets users simply touch anywhere on the display to focus and shoot, reducing a two-step process to just one.
  • Gesture Shot allows you to simply clench your hand in front of the screen to automatically begin a three-second countdown before the picture is snapped.
  • Smart Keyboard learns how you type for faster input with fewer mistakes, reducing errors by up to 75 percent.
  • QuickMemo+ lets you jot, sketch, take notes and be as creative and inspired as you want to be.

Announcing the launch of G3 Beat, Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said, “Smartphone manufacturers cannot ignore this growing segment of consumers who want the best balance of looks, features, performance and, of course, price. 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.”

Key Specifications:
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
Display: 5.0-inch HD IPS (1280 x 720, 294ppi)
Memory: 8GB / 1GB RAM / MicroSD slot
Camera: Rear 8MP with Laser Auto Focus / Front 1.3MP
Battery: 2,540mAh (removable)
Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Size: 137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3mm
Weight: 134 g
Network: 4G LTE / HSPA+ 21Mbps (3G)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS/Glonass, NFC, USB 2.0


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