LG reveals little brother to the LG G4 – Say hello to the LG G4 Beat

Thomas Wellburn
July 9, 2015

After plenty of rumours and speculation, LG has today announced their newest addition to their smartphone device range, the LG G4 Beat.

There’s been plenty of rumours recently regarding the possibility of a new mid-range LG G4 S, a smaller version of the flagship LG G4 which sits at the upper-end of the middle price bracket. The company has a big gaping hole in their handset line-up that is ripe for a new device launch to fill it up.

LG G4 on a diet

Today, those rumours have finally become official with the announcement of the LG G4 Beat. Looking exactly as the rumours described, the device is a perfect copy of its bigger brother the LG G4. It boasts a fast 1.5Ghz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 with a slightly underwhelming 1.5GB RAM (we were hoping for higher). The screen is a 5.2 inch 1080p display, making it only slightly smaller than the current 5.5 inch LG G4.

Well focused

The camera uses an 8 megapixel sensor and will carry across the Colour Spectrum technology and Laser Auto Focus found on the LG G4. You will also have access to the fantastic manual shooting mode for fine adjustment to your snaps. The front-facing camera is a pleasing 5 megapixels with the same Gesture Interval Shot function as found on its bigger brother


The phone will run on the newest version of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and will feature a fairly large 2,300mAh removable battery. At only 139g it should be a very light device, though it’s still quite chunky at almost 1cm thick. The device will be available in a variety of colours ranging from ‘Metallic Silver’ to ‘Ceramic White’ and ‘Shiny Gold’. No details on pricing and availability yet but we would expect them very soon in-line with the imminent launch.

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