LG announce a smaller version of flagship G3 – the G3S

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LG has announced a cheaper variation on its flagship LG G3 phone – which will be known in the UK and Europe as the LG G3S and in Korea has the LG G3 Beat.

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Whilst the phone retains some of the key features of the G3 – including the “laser focus” on the camera, the spec has been taken down a notch. The screen is down to 5″ from 5.5″ (and can only run at 720p instead of 1080p), the CPU is down to 1.2ghz from 2.5ghz, and the rear camera is down to 8MP from 13 (and on the front down to 1.3 from 2.1MP).

Luckily the case still retains the “Floating Arc” design, so it will still look pretty similar. Which is great news for any cheapskates wanting to go for the cheaper phone.

We’re not sure exactly when the G3S will hit the UK, but it is due out in Korea tomorrow, and Europe in “the coming weeks”. We’ll keep you posted.

James O’Malley