LG announces toned down G3 A smartphone, no Stylus in sight

LG announces toned down G3 A smartphone, no Stylus in sightLG has announced a new smartphone based on its range-topping G3, but it's not the LG G3 Stylus we've been talking about for the past couple of days.

It's called the LG G3 A, and it's been unveiled in LG's home market South Korea as a smaller alternative to the G3 that tones down the specs in favour of a more palatable price tag.

The LG G3 A has a 5.2in full HD display, which is bigger than the G3 Beat launched last month but smaller than the 5.5in G3 itself. More significantly it does away with the Quad HD resolution that's one of the G3's key selling points.

The 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor is also a step down from the G3, but considering it was the CPU of choice just a year ago, it's not much of a sacrifice. With that you get 2GB of RAM and a generous 32GB of expandable storage.

There's also a 13MP/2.1MP camera combo with the same laser AF trickery on board the G3, LTE-A support for zippy access to Korea's high-speed networks, a 2160mAh battery and – naturally – Android 4.4 KitKat.

Intriguingly, the LG G3 A also comes with a new software feature that allows you to control the phone using wrist movements by assigning specific actions to a choice of wrist movements, such as to turn off the alarm or control music playback.

Topping things off is a special metallic 3D pattern on the rear of the case for added visual impact.

Sounds good, but it's unlikely the LG G3 A will launch outide of South Korea. Then again, with so many G3 variants popping up on our radar recently, maybe that's a blessing in disguise.

Via Phone Arena

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r1skbreak3r  Aug. 8, 2014 at 09:50

Same CPU and screen size as a G2, with a smaller battery? No thanks...


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