Monday, February 23, 2015

LG aims for the mid-range smartphone segment with four new Android Lollipop devices


 LG has announced a new line of mid-range smartphones running Android Lollipop that will be showcased at this year’s Mobile World Congresstrade show in Barcelona. The company aims to offer a balance of style and performance with its latest range, and it looks like it might get things right in 2015.
The LG Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy will be available in 3G and 4G LTE variants, with metallic back covers to distinguish the latter models.

The Magna features a 5-inch 720p display, and includes an 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera. It’s powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz chipset with 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. That should be enough for most common tasks and light gaming.
The other models are similarly specced, but differ in screen size. The Spirit is a 4.7-inch affair, while the Leon is slightly smaller with its 4.5-inch display, and the Joy features a diminutive (by today’s standards) 4-inch screen.
The range includes signature LG features like hand gesture-activated selfies, and Glance View, which displays time, recent messages and missed calls with a swipe even while the display is off.
There’s no word on pricing or availability just yet, but LG says that it will begin to roll out these models across the globe in select markets this week.

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