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Is the LG G3 Mini really the Beat?

News by Luke Jones on Sunday July 06, 2014.

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G3 Beat Mini
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The LG G3 has really taken off, and LG's plans for the device stretch beyond the flagship that launched last month to critical acclaim. As is now the norm, the Korean company is going to release a mini version of the G3, while a Prime superphone version is also reported to be in the works. Neither of these handsets has been confirmed yet, but the LG G3 Mini just got a lot more real as it showed up in an FCC filing, although it could also be a device we already know about.

Interestingly, it seems LG has two different mini variants of its G3, and rumours suggest the LG G3 mini will pack a 4.5-inch screen and the LG G3 Beat a 5-inch panel (the normal G3 sports a 5.5-inch display). The model showing up for FCC approval seems to be the LG G3 Beat as the filing says the handset has 127.0 mm (5-inch) display. Of course, the Beat has already been rolled out in other parts of the world, such as China.

What is unclear at this point is whether the Beat is the LG G3 Mini and it will just show up in other markets named the Mini and not Beat. Earlier reports of a 4.5-inch G3 may have been inaccurate or there is the possibility that it was merely another LG device not associated with the G3 name. The Beat?s specs certainly suggest that it is the LG G3 Mini and will be called as such in the US.

The smartphone continues the mini trend of compromising flagship specs for looks and brand appeal. The device sports an IPS LCD 720p screen (1280 x 720), a modest 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 coupled with 2GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear snapper, and 16GB of on board storage. Also along for the ride is a 2,540 mAh battery, Android 4.4.2, and Dual SIM support.

source: Talk Android

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