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LG Band Play announced as the company's newest Android smartphone, 1-watt speaker included

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LG Band Play announced as the company's newest Android smartphone, 1-watt speaker included
LG just announced a brand new Android smartphone called Band Play - a pretty unusual name for a smartphone, isn't it?

Unveiled in South Korea, the handset is a mid-range one that features a 1-watt speaker which should provide a clear, rich sound. Another thing that might make music aficionados happy is that the Band Play comes with a pair of LG QuadBeat 3 earphones out of the box (these earphones were previously announced in Korea among the official accessories for the LG G4 flagship).

The Band Play runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and has a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels. There's a 13 MP rear camera with laser auto focus on the back, and a 5 MP wide-angle camera on the front. Powered by a 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, the new LG smartphone also features 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2,300 mAh removable battery.

The LG Band Play will be available in South Korea later this week for 394,800 KRW (about $356), in two color versions: black and white. LG didn't say if it's planning to release the Band Play in other markets. Would you be interested in getting one?


source: LG (translated)

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posted on 23 Jun 2015, 22:03 1

1. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 508; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


HA! why the headphones if it has an awesome speaker? Marketing..Pffft.

posted on 23 Jun 2015, 22:08 7

2. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1493; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Why does the One m9 come with headphones? It has the best speaker in any smartphone. Period. Marketing? Think twice before posting.

posted on 24 Jun 2015, 01:14 1

8. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Because mobile speakers su*k. Even the boomsound speakers of HTC One series are no match for the sound of a cheap earbuds or a 20$ speaker.

posted on 24 Jun 2015, 02:01

9. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


Well, you don't have much of a choice when you want to share content with your friends a don't have a bluetooth speaker with you.

posted on 24 Jun 2015, 02:27

10. lyndon420 (Posts: 3853; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Right. Because everyone wants to hear what you're listening to.

posted on 24 Jun 2015, 02:36

11. nuldolor5x.com (unregistered)


This is call mobile gambling.

posted on 24 Jun 2015, 02:58

12. Cyberchum (Posts: 664; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


If only you didn't post that comment, some would still think you to be smart.

posted on 24 Jun 2015, 02:59

13. Cyberchum (Posts: 664; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


If only you didn't post that comment, some would still think you to be smart.

posted on 23 Jun 2015, 22:18 1

3. waddup121 (unregistered)


Claims of its speakers
uses headphones instead gg

posted on 23 Jun 2015, 22:22

4. Sharky (Posts: 233; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)


Bottom facing. Not ideal, but not terrible.

posted on 23 Jun 2015, 23:11 4

5. TechWhale (Posts: 23; Member since: 08 Nov 2014)


At least LG didn't give it 1GB RAM

posted on 23 Jun 2015, 23:44

6. tonyv13 (Posts: 37; Member since: 07 Jun 2015)


Kind of pricey just becuase it has a 1watt speaker Lol besides that even the g stylo is cheaper and same specs

posted on 24 Jun 2015, 00:55

7. medtxa (Posts: 1116; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


1 watt speaker bass? Interesting device if only it priced lower.

posted on 24 Jun 2015, 04:18 1

14. Af1rPA (Posts: 672; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


The glossy plastic and Snapdragon 410 are the only things I dont like about the device.
I wonder if OEM's will ever use a Snapdragon 6XX for their "mid-range" devices.

posted on 24 Jun 2015, 16:27

16. Coconut00 (Posts: 463; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


The Idol 3

posted on 24 Jun 2015, 11:53

15. megathaszrul89 (Posts: 112; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


The design screams "meh", but an 1watt speaker? That sounds interesting.

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