LG has announced today that it will be showcasing four mid-range smartphones at attractive prices in the upcoming MWC in Barcelona. These four smartphones are – Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy. The four devices will be available in both LTE and 3G versions. According to LG, the LTE and 3G versions of each model share nearly identical design cues with metallic back covers distinguishing the LTE models while the 3G devices feature patterned plastic back covers. All the four devices run the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.
The LG Magna features a 5-inch HD (294 ppi) display, normally offered only in premium smartphones, and a 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz Quad-Core chipset ( depending upon the market). It is equipped with an 8-megapixel main camera and 5-megapixel front shooter. It comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal stoarge and is packed with a 2,540mAh removable battery. It has dimensions of 139.7 x 69.9 x 10.2mm.
The LG Spirit sports a 4.7-inch HD (312 ppi) display and is packed with a 2,100mAh battery. It has same chipset and RAM/Internal storage which have been provided in LG Magna. This device measures 133.3 x 66.1 x 9.9mm. This smartphone comes with 8MP or 5MP rear cameras ( depending upon the market) and 1MP front camera.
The LG Leon has 4.5-inch FWVGA (220 ppi) display and is equipped with 8MP or 5MP rear camera depending upon the market and also houses a VGA front camera. It is packed with a 1,900mAh battery and has dimensions of 129.9 x 64.9 x 10.9mm. Its chipset and storage capacities match with LG Magna and LG Spirit.
Finally, the smallest of the group, LG Joy, has a 4-inch WVGA (233 ppi) display and is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad-Core /1.2GHz Dual-Core (depending upon the market), coupled with 8GB or 4GB internal storage and 1GB or 512MB RAM. It also comes with 5MP main camera and VGA front camera. It is packed with a 1,900mAh battery and measures 122.7 x 64.0 x 11.9mm.
The other unique feature of above four devices is that they have been packed with LG’s popular UX features originally designed for its premium smartphones. These features include Gesture Shot, which makes it easy to take selfies with a simple hand gesture that starts a three-second countdown. LG has extended the distance from which the camera can recognize gestures to 1.5 meters to accommodate popular selfie sticks, and Glance View, which debuted on the G Flex2, which lets users quickly access key information such as time, recent messages or missed calls with a simple downward swipe of the screen, even while the display is off.
“LG’s new mid-range collection continues our legacy of offering amazing smartphones at reasonable prices,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “For millions of consumers around the world, the deciding factor on which smartphone to buy isn’t how fast or how big it is but how balanced it is. With our new mid-range smartphones, more and more customers will be looking to LG for their next handsets.”
LG will begin global rollout of above four devices this week in select markets. LG has not announced the prices of these devices and which will be revealed in the respecive markets at the time of official launch. Visitors to MWC 2015 can experience all of LG’s newest products at LG’s booth in Hall 3 of Fira Gran Via.