LG Announces Four Mid-Range Smartphones Before The MWC

Looks like there will not be much left as a surprise at the LG MWC pavilion after all.

 

LG has announced 4 new mid-range smartphones called the Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy. The smartphones offer a premium look and feel and seem to designed keeping in mind the competition from Samsung’s recently launched A and E series of handsets.

The handsets are well designed and come with plastic and metal back covers. The press release mentions that the metal back covers are reserved for the LTE versions of the handsets while the 3G versions get the plastic ones. Still then, both variants of each of the four devices come with identical designs.

One thing that you will notice though, are all those bezels. This indeed the one thing that sets the new mid-rangers apart from the premium range of handsets.

Everything is pretty much premium in terms of software. There is Gesture Shot, Glance View (that debuted with the G Flex 2) and much more, that will make users forget that they are using a budget-mid-range device.

As for the hardware specifications, they are as follows:

LG Magna:

  • We get a 5 inch, HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display at 294 ppi
  • Inside we get a 1.2 GHz or 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory that is expandable
  • There is an 8 MP camera on the back while the front gets treated to a 5 MP sensor
  • The handset comes with the usual radio including LTE Cat. 4 / HSPA+ 21Mbps and is powered by a 2,540 mAh (removable) battery

LG Spirit:

  • We get a 4.7 inch, HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display at 312 ppi
  • Inside we get a 1.2 GHz or 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory that is expandable
  • There is an 8 MP camera on the back while the front gets treated to a 5 MP sensor (1 MP in some markets)
  • The handset comes with the usual radio including LTE Cat. 4 / HSPA+ 21Mbps and is powered by a 2,100 mAh (removable) battery

LG Leon:

  • We get a 4.5 inch, FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) display at 220 ppi
  • Inside we get a 1.2 GHz or 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory that is expandable
  • There is an 8 MP camera on the back while the front gets treated to a 5 MP sensor ( VGA in some markets)
  • The handset comes with the usual radio including LTE Cat. 4 / HSPA+ 21Mbps and is powered by a 1,900 mAh (removable) battery

LG Joy:

  • We get a 4.0 inch, WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) display at 233 ppi
  • Inside we get a 1.2 GHz quad-core or 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM (512 MB in certain markets) and 8GB (or 4 GB) of internal memory that is expandable
  • There is an 5 MP camera on the back while the front gets treated to a VGA MP sensor
  • The handset comes with the usual radio including LTE Cat. 4 / HSPA+ 21Mbps and is powered by a 1,900 mAh (removable) battery

All of the 4 handsets run on Android’s latest and greatest 5.0 Lollipop (except the Joy that may come with KitKat inside) software and will see a global roll out in markets as soon as this week. The Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy will also be up for demo at the upcoming MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2015 event in Barcelona.

Pricing, that is a crucial factor in this segment will be hopefully become official at the MWC as well. The company recently announced its LG Watch Urbane, which will also be available for demo at the MWC that happens less than a week from now.

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