LG G3 has officially launched the mini version of it’s flagship for the folks who like own a sub 5″ smartphone. The latest smartphone from LG is quite a performer with a Snapdragon 801 CPU and 3 GB RAM but with it’s 5.5 inch screen it might appear tad too big for some of the users out there despite of the fact that company has tried to fit in more display area in smaller size with almost bezel free design.
It seems LG has recognized this class of mobile users which has resulted in the announcement of G3 beat, a smaller version of LG G3. While the beat does not actually appear to be appreciably smaller than the original piece it might yet appeal to many. The Beat offers a 5.0-inch 720p display, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, a 2540 mAh batery, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. There’s also an 8MP camera with OIS, and a 2MP front-shooter. It will also feature a brushed aluminum design and the G3’s laser auto-focus tech.
The beat does not look much impressive compared to LG G3 but it is good increment to G2 mini. LG looks a bit unfair with the beat as it sports a 720p display on 5-inch screen while G3 comes with a Quad HD display with slight increment in the screen size. Right now the LG G3 Beat is exclusively for the Chinese and Asian market, though we wouldn’t be too surprised to see it make its way to other markets, possibly under the name LG G3 Mini.
The smartphone launched in China at the moment is expected to reach India within a month and it will be interesting to see if it bears a similar name or commercialized under the name of G3 Mini. It is expected to be sold at a price of 2,500 RMB at the time of launch and we could see the device with major online retailers such as Flipkart, Snapdeal and eBay for about ₹25,000.