For most tech-hungry folks out there, the most anticipated LG phone coming this year is the LG G4. We already know, however, that the premium handset will be official after Q2, most likely in April, meaning that we won’t see it at MWC event in Barcelona kicking off next week. It’s a real bummer, but there’s nothing we can do about it. It appears, though, that the Korean manufacturer has come up with a way to try and make it up for us by introducing not one, not two but four new Android smartphones. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the LG Magna, LG Spirit, LG Leon, and LG Joy.
LG Magna vs. Spirit vs. Leon vs. Joy
All four new devices belong to mid-range class and will arrive with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. Each will be available in LTE and 3G version and the variants will have slightly different configuration of specs, depending on the market. Worth mentioning is also the fact, that batteries of all four handsets are removable which is a huge plus, since battery is a component which most often requires replacement.
The most advanced of the four is the LG Magna, which in Latin means “ultimate.” The phone packs a large 5-inch HD display and is powered by either 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz quad-core chip, both paired with 1GB of RAM. There is 8GB of internal memory and a decent 2,540 mAh battery and camera experience is delivered by an 8-megapixel rear shooter and a 5-megapixel selfies sensor.
The LG Spirit is a step down from the Magna, but both still share many specs. The Spirit has a smaller 4.7-inch display, but since it has the same HD resolution, the result will be higher pixel density – 312 ppi on the Spirit vs 294 ppi on the Magna. Another difference is lower capacity 2,100 mAh battery. Other than that, the Spirit is basically identical to the Magna offering 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel (or 1-megapixel) front-facing camera.
Next in line is the LG Leon (lion in Latin) which is a 4.5-inch handset offering FWVGA resolution, 1,900 mAh battery and VGA user-facing camera on some models. Key specs are again very similar to the Magna and Spirit and include 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front sensor.
The LG Joy is the most low-end of the bunch. It’s equipped with a 4.0-inch WVGA screen, a 5-megapixel main camera, VGA selfie shooter and 1,900 mAh battery. As the other three, the Joy will be available in different variants with 8GB or 4GB of internal memory, 1GB or 512MB of RAM and 1.2GHz processor with either two or four cores.
LG said that the phones would be offered at “reasonable prices,” but didn’t elaborate any further. Taking into account the phones’ mid- to lower-end specs, however, neither should be especially heavy on your budget. All four devices will go on sale this week in select, tough at this point unspecified, markets so if you are anxious for details regarding pricing and availability, you just have to wait a few more days.