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LG G3 Beat / G3 s officially announced, will be launched this month

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LG G3 Beat / G3 s officially announced, will be launched this month

LG today finally announced a mini version of its G3 flagship smartphone. The device has two names: LG G3 Beat (for Asia), and LG G3 s (this name will be used in Europe). According to LG, the new handset is here “to address the growing low- to mid-tier segment of smartphone customers who want a great device that’s more compact but still powerful enough to run the most popular apps.” This being said, we have to mention that the G3 Beat is exactly what we were expecting it to be: a slightly smaller G3 with less-advanced features.

Obviously running Android 4.4 KitKat with LG’s new UX (the same that’s found on the larger G3), the G3 Beat / G3 s sports a 5-inch IPS display with 720 x 1,280 pixels and a screen-to-body ratio of 74.1% - “the highest in the mid-tier smartphone segment.” The device is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, and there’s only 1GB of RAM on board, not 2GB as previously rumored. Other features: 8MP rear camera with Laser Auto Focus, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 8GB of internal memory, microSD card support, and a 2,540 mAh removable battery.

“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,” declared Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

The G3 Beat will be first available in LG’s home country (South Korea), where customers should be able to find it starting July 18. Just like its bigger brother, the new smartphone will have three color versions: black, white, and gold. So, any takers?


source: LG

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posted on 16 Jul 2014, 21:55 13

1. apple4never (Posts: 970; Member since: 08 May 2013)


bow down to the Z1 compact

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 21:58 3

4. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Nothing can come close to the Z1 mini

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 23:11

24. dratomic (Posts: 475; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


is there any difference between z1c and z1 mini?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 00:36

29. techperson211 (Posts: 707; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


They could have at least use s4pro or s600. The so called mini continues , compromising specs unlike z1c the true mini without any downgrade only the screen size. Good luck LG in your mini.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 01:43

33. ibrahem7731 (Posts: 44; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)


No its the same thing

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 02:43

35. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3204; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


There is no such thing as Z1 Mini.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 21:51

45. gehrig (Posts: 197; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


There is no Z1 mini, the dude is just using the wrong name for the Z1 compact.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:11 3

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Pretty much. I have yet to see a phone (besides the 5S) match or exceed the Z1C.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:55 1

21. apple4never (Posts: 970; Member since: 08 May 2013)


the 5s isn't a variant of a bigger iPhone so of course it will have all of apples goodies in it, the z1 compact is its smaller in size version of the flagship and OEM's usually skimp on the hardware and bc of this the z1 c is in a league of its own

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 00:12 2

25. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)


In terms of specs and size, iPhone 5S matches the Z1C.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 00:31 1

28. techperson211 (Posts: 707; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Z1 compact still rules!!! 5s is a great device but in terms of functionality camera ruggedness and not to mention the price difference z1c still wins.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 18:35

44. Busyboy (Posts: 396; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


"In terms of specs and size, iPhone 5S matches the Z1C."

Why do you think that? The Z1C has a larger battery and display, expandable memory, waterproof body and a much larger camera sensor. Not to mention that extra gig of RAM. So its quite the contrary when you say "iPhone 5S matches the Z1C."

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 21:57 3

2. ashb22 (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)


Very frustrating. I want flagship specs in a smaller design.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:00 5

6. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


So does everyone, but only Sony understands and listens to its customers.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 21:57 1

3. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


I miss 슴케팅.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 21:59 3

5. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


What.....?

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:04 1

7. apple4never (Posts: 970; Member since: 08 May 2013)


슴케팅=bust marketing, whatever that means

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:08 1

8. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Are you both Chinese?

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:31

13. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


What does make you think I'm a Chinese?

I'm multilingual, covering five languages, and English being in the third place in proficiency.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:33 3

15. a_merryman (Posts: 716; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


That's korean...

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:35 3

16. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


슴케팅 is a marketing strategy where female models expose their breasts.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:37

17. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


According to my Korean friend...

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:41

18. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


For a VERY long period of time, press images from LG were mostly about girls dressed/posed in a way that their busts are seriously exposed.
And thus, the comments section was flooded with comments about the girls, and hardly anything about the products the girls are holding in their hands.

LG recognized this, and the girls are very conseratively dressed in recent photos.

Good old days, maybe PA could write an article about this bust marketing.

Exclusivity guaranteed.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:47 2

20. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Maybe you should discuss that matter with a pornography website. If what you said is the case I would much rather see phones in PA than boobs.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 23:07

23. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


It wasn't LG's official "strategy", but most probaly the studio master's personal preference.

It's not that the degree of the exposure was alarming, but the ridiculous consistency people were mocking on with comments.

And since it's a part of the progresses a relatively reknown vendor like LG did, why not?
PA must have many old press images.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:12

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Go away.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:15 3

11. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


What's disturbing you, if I may ask?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 00:13

26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Seeing your username, since you asked so politely.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 01:16

30. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Ow, it hurts, heairng that from such a cute, wealthy girl like you, Smurfette.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:32

14. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Told you he was Korean.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:31

12. alwin006 (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Crap, Period.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:42

19. gehrig (Posts: 197; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


5 inches will never be mini. EVER

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 22:55 2

22. Lt.Green (Posts: 394; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Size is relative.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 08:48

38. Antimio (Posts: 279; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


thats what she said

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 15:48

43. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


completely agree...

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 00:28

27. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Update : The European (and probably US) version will come with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, both doubled from the Korean version.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 01:16

31. fzacek (Posts: 2103; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Great!

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 02:13 1

34. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Oops, the "foreign" version will be the same crap as the Korean one. :(

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 01:17 1

32. fzacek (Posts: 2103; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


720p? Seriously LG? You could have at least put a 1080p panel in the Mini since its bigger brother has a QHD panel...

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 02:44 1

36. refillable (Posts: 652; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


All these minis are meh... If the F is really at 4.7", then it surely going to be pretty interesting. As of now, the Z1S is the king of minis.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 06:42

37. hamidreza-1997 (Posts: 15; Member since: 14 Jul 2014)


I agree with some guys.As a mini its not as good as Z1 compact
but i can't get the goal of G3 beat! If it is a mini so why display is 5 Inches?
If it is a midrange phone so what are F and L seriess?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 15:57

40. xche78x (Posts: 101; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


Lg g3 beat is not a mini or a compact version. Its also not a mid range per se. It is however a cheaper edition of their flagship. They are doing such product because they believe there are cheap people who wants phones that bears the flagship name but only costs little. If lg price this lower than galaxy grand 2/xperia t3/xperia c3 then lg could steal some market share. But here in asia aside from very cheap china odm phones, LG is facing a stiff competition in the form of Asus zenfone 5 which can lure anyone with its nice mid range specs, great pixelmaster camera and tantalizing price of only $150 all in.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 17:57

41. hamidreza-1997 (Posts: 15; Member since: 14 Jul 2014)


maybe...

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 15:47 1

39. xche78x (Posts: 101; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


People who says phone manufacturers should use s4 pro have no idea what they are talking about. Snapdragon 400 2nd generation is as powerful as s4 pro but uses way little energy. Both soc gets 20k+ antutu marks. Qualcomm also stopped making snapdragon 600 a long time ago, they are now focusing on releasing snapdragon 610 for the upper mid range segment market, planned to coincide android 5 64bit release. 610 will replace the current s400 and the upcoming 410 will replace the recently released s200 2nd gen. The 805 will be used in the 2nd half of this year but 2015 flagships will use the snapdragon 810.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 21:40 2

42. justsayit (Posts: 229; Member since: 09 May 2013)


why not just get a G2?

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