Just a week before this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) officially kicks off in Barcelona, Spain, LG has announced four new mid range smartphones: the LG Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy, all of which will be available in both LTE and 3G versions, and will be showcased at the trade show.
The Magna leads the pack with a quad-core processor (1.2GHz or 1.3GHz depending upon the market), 5-inch HD display with a 720x1280 resolution (294 PPI pixel density), 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front snapper, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and a 2,540mAh battery.
The LG Spirit comes with similar specs, except that it sports a 4.7-inch HD display (312 PPI), and packs in a 2,100mAh battery.
Both Magna and Spirit boast in-cell touch technology that the company claims makes them look slimmer while maximizing their display areas and minimizing the bezels. It also offers improved sensitivity with faster touch recognition, better outdoor visibility, and crisper images, LG claims.
Next up is the Leon, which sports a smaller 4.5-inch FWVGA (854x480) display with a pixel density of 220 PPI, packs in a 1,900mAh battery, and measures 129.9 x 64.9 x 10.9mm. The rest of its specs are the same as the Magna and Spirit.
Finally, the smallest of the group, the LG Joy, is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core or 1.2Ghz dual-core CPU (depending on market), and sports a 4.0-inch WVGA (480x800 pixels) resolution display with 233 PPI pixel density. It comes with 1GB / 512MB RAM and 8GB / 4GB internal memory options, 5-megapixel main camera, and 0.3-megapixel front camera. Measuring 122.7x64.0x11.9mm, the device packs in a a 1900mAh battery. While all the others run Android 5.0, the Joy will ship with either Android 5.0 or Android 4.4.
“LG’s new mid-range collection continues our legacy of offering amazing smartphones at reasonable prices,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. Although prices weren't announced, the collection will begin its global rollout this week in select markets, the South Korean company said.