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

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.


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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G3 s
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2540 mAh

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45 Comments

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

bow down to the Z1 compact

4. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Nothing can come close to the Z1 mini

24. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

is there any difference between z1c and z1 mini?

29. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

33. ibrahem7731

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

No its the same thing

35. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

There is no such thing as Z1 Mini.

45. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

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

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

21. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 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

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

28. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

44. Busyboy unregistered

"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."

2. ashb22

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

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

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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

3. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

I miss 슴케팅.

5. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

What.....?

7. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

슴케팅=bust marketing, whatever that means

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Are you both Chinese?

13. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

15. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

That's korean...

16. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

17. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

According to my Korean friend...

18. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

20. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

23. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Go away.

11. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

What's disturbing you, if I may ask?

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Seeing your username, since you asked so politely.

30. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

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

14. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Told you he was Korean.

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