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LG announces four new midrange smartphones

LG has unveiled four new mid-tier smartphones, the Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy, which feature solid specifications and stylish designs.

Published onFebruary 23, 2015

LG Magna Spirit Leon and Joy

Much of the recent focus may be on LG’s new G Flex 2 and upcoming G4 smartphones, but that hasn’t stopped the company releasing four other new smartphones ahead of the Mobile World Congress. The new handsets are called the Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy.

The smartphones vary in size and specifications, but are all targeted at the midrange segment of the market. But that doesn’t mean that LG is scrimping on the features, the new LG range features handsets with FullHD displays, 8MP rear and 5MP front cameras, Category 4 LTE capable variants, and all handsets, except the Joy in some markets, will arrive with Android 5.0 Lollipop already installed, complete with many of LG’s flagship software features.

LG has a few variations for each of these handsets in the works, depending on the region of sale or supported network type. For example, the LTE versions come with metallic back covers, while the 3G devices feature patterned plastic back covers.

Here’s the specification breakdowns for each of the handsets:

LG Magna

  • 5-inch HD (294 ppi) display
  • 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz quad-core SoC *
  • 8-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera
  • 8GB storage
  • 1GB RAM
  • 2,540mAh battery (removable)
  • 139.7 x 69.9 x 10.2mm

LG Spirit

  • 4.7-inch HD (312 ppi) display
  • 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz quad-core *
  • 8-megapixel or 5-megapixel camera *
  • 1-megapixel front camera
  • 8GB storage
  • 1GB RAM
  • 2,100mAh battery (removable)
  • 133.3 x 66.1 x 9.9mm

LG Leon

  • 4.5-inch FWVGA (220 ppi) screen
  • 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz quad-core *
  • 8GB storage
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8-megapixel or 5-megapixel camera *
  • VGA front camera
  • 1,900mAh battery (removable)
  • 129.9 x 64.9 x 10.9mm

LG Joy

  • 4.0-inch WVGA (233 ppi) display
  • 1.2GHz quad-core or 1.2GHz dual-core
  • 8GB or 4GB internal storage *
  • 1GB or 512MB RAM *
  • 5-megapixel rear camera and 0.3-megapixel front camera
  • 1,900mAh battery (removable)
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop or Android 4.4 KitKat *
  • 122.7 x 64.0 x 11.9mm

* (depending on the market)

LG’s new mid-range collection will start its global rollout this week, beginning with a selection of currently unnamed markets. LG will also showcase these four smartphones at this year’s Mobile World Congress, where we’ll likely go have a closer look.

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