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LG G3 Beat is the G3 mini with a 5-inch display, but not a mini then

There have been multiple rumors surrounding the LG G3 mini and the latest leak provides confirmation that the smartphone will go official under the G3 Beat moniker carrying a 5-inch display and not a 4.5-inch panel. Images, specs and a possible price for the smartphone have made it online.

Like the Lenovo A805e phablet, the LG G3 Beat was put up on display at the 2014 Tianyi mobile Fair & Mobile Internet Forum hosted by China Mobile. Chinese website PCPOP has all the details about the device, reports GSM Arena. It’s quite surprising to see that the company has chosen to not use the G3 mini branding and that’s probably due to the size of the handset.

LG G3 Beat

5 inches of screen real estate isn’t what you’d expect from a compact phone. But considering that the flagship is 5.5 inches wide, there’s no problem in calling the new device a mini phone. Since we’re on the topic of design, LG has retained the same design characteristics where the removable rear panel has a brushed metal look with the new volume controls.

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However, it has chosen to maintain a thick bezel surrounding the screen. Where hardware is concerned, the device will be a decent upgrade over the 4.7-inch G2 mini. The phone comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box and it sports a quad core processor along with 2500mAh battery.

Overview of the LG G3 Beat specs:

– Android 4.4.2 KitKat
– 1.2GHz quad core processor (probably a Snapdragon 400)
– 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot
– 8MP rear camera
– 4G LTE
– 2500mAh battery

Rear View

Like its predecessor, we expect to see multiple versions of the LG G3 mini including one with dual SIM support. There’s a possibility that the smartphone may drop the G3 Beat branding for its international launch. Where price is concerned, the phone should retail for around 2500 Yuan in China which amounts to around US$400.