LG Introduces Compact and Cheaper LG G4c, Arrives in UK in June
LG has unveiled the mini version of its flagship G4 handset. Dubbed the LG G4c, the phone is a bit smaller than the regular flagship and is pitched as a “competitively priced” model.
Compared to the G4’s 5.5-inch screen size, the “more compact” version running Android 5.0 Lollipop is only half-an-inch smaller with a 5-inch display thus reducing the dimensions to 139.7 x 69.8 x 10.2mm. According to the South Korean smartphone maker, the G4c shares many of the same premium features as the flagship, including Gesture Shot, Glance View and Knock Code — although it drops down some key specs.
The phone slashes the rear camera from 16 megapixels to 8 megapixels, while it is powered by a lesser 1.2GHz quad-core CPU which comes to no surprise as the display only has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Other specs include a 5 megapixel selfie cam, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, plus microSD for expansion, and a 2,540mAh removable battery. Further the phone supports 4G, NFC and Wi-Fi 802.11n.
As for its outer look, LG G4c ditches leather for plastic and the back panel options only include the metallic plastic grey, white, or gold.
Considering the above spec list, the phone seems to be a direct competitor for the Motorola Moto G, which currently costs only £145 SIM-free.
Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile, said:
“The G4c is a perfect example of what we mean by a premium smartphone experience without a premium price. We are committed to offering consumers in fast-growing markets LG devices that not only deliver performance, but also look good while doing so. The G4c will surpass customers’ expectations of what an LG phone should be.”
LG hasn’t revealed pricing for the G4c, but the phone will be launching in the UK in June, so we shouldn’t have to wait long.
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