LG today launches the LG G4 Beat, a toned down variant of its flagship G4 with similar looks but less powerful internal components. The mid-range smartphone will be first available in Europe and Latin America, followed by a global rollout eventually.

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As for the specs, the G4 beat sports a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display, which as the company claims, is “clearer, sharper and more responsive than anything offered by LG before in this category.” It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with 1.5GB RAM, and 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card.

Other features of the device include LTE connectivity, a 13-megapixel primary camera with a Laser AutoFocus and Color Spectrum sensor, and a 5-megapixel shooter place upfront. There is a 2,300 mAh battery to keep the device rolling all day. “Too often, mid-tier phones sacrifice overall usability in order to include that one killer feature,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

“Our goal with the LG G4 Beat was to create a phone that was not only well- balanced in terms of display, camera, performance and design but delivered terrific value and satisfaction.”

On the software front, the handset runs the latest Android 5.1.1 with LG’s UX 4.0 custom skin on top of it. The G4 Beat will be available in metallic silver, ceramic white, and shiny gold color options. The company hasn’t shared the pricing information yet.

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