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

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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15 Comments

1. bambamboogy02

Posts: 819; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

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

2. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

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

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.

9. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

11. nuldolor5x.com unregistered

This is call mobile gambling.

12. Cyberchum

Posts: 1009; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

13. Cyberchum

Posts: 1009; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

3. waddup121 unregistered

Claims of its speakers uses headphones instead gg

4. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Bottom facing. Not ideal, but not terrible.

5. TechWhale

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 08, 2014

At least LG didn't give it 1GB RAM

6. tonyv13

Posts: 97; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

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

7. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

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

14. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 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.

16. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

The Idol 3

15. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

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

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