G4 Beat Is a Less Expensive Variant of LG's Flagship
LG today announced the G4 Beat, a budget-minded version of the G4. The G4 Beat retains the G4's general size and appearance, but dials back the specs in order to drop the price tag. For example, the 5.2-inch screen has full HD resolution instead of quad HD resolution and the camera has an 8-megapixel sensor instead of a 16-megapixel sensor. The G4 Beat is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor with 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. The front camera has a 5-megapixel sensor and the main camera features LG's laser-assisted focus. Wireless radios include 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and GPS. The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes in several different colors. LG said the G4 Beat will be sold in Europe and Latin America first, followed by other regions later. LG didn't say if the G4 Beat will reach the U.S.
Asus Shows Off the ZenFone 2 Laser
Asus today announced the ZenFone 2 Laser, which will be sold unlocked in the U.S. The Laser looks nearly identical to the ZenFone 2, but makes a number of tasteful upgrades that add up to a much more capable handset.
HTC's Desire Series Goes Upscale with Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle
HTC today announced the Desire 10 series, a re-imagining of its mid-range handsets. Both the Desire 10 pro and Desire 10 lifestyle feature metal designs with matte finishes and gold highlights.
HTC Shows Off the M8s, A Less Expensive One
HTC today announced the One M8s, a handset that looks like the M8 but dials back the specs to help lower the price. The phone has the same unibody metal design and full HD 5-inch screen, but uses a Snapdragon 615 processor and changes up the camera sensors.
LG Debuts Q Series with FullVision Displays
LG today announced the Q series, a new range of handsets that offer high-end features at more affordable price points. The first devices in the Q series are the Q6+, Q6, and Q6α, which take cues from the G6.
OnePlus Announces Its Second-Generation Flagship
OnePlus today revealed the OnePlus 2, its second-generation flagship Android smartphone. The OnePlus 2 features a 5.5-inch 1080p HD IPS LCD display with 178-degree viewability, and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
How about a 4.3-4.6" version?
I think that's already LG's kiss of death, they make too many similar models. The G4 is their brand new flagship and its already almost just like the LG This and the LG That and the LG The Other. The average consumer cant even tell the...