While 4G is available in many countries (and we look forward to the arrival of 5G), it’s easy to forget that some of us have to make do with 3G. With this in mind, the LG Ray has just been announced, with the South Korean manufacturer making the entry-level handset available in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) sometime this week and Latin America later on.
The LG Ray’s power and volume controls are placed on the rear panel that features a brushed metal finish. Let’s take a look at what else the LG Ray has under the hood.
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- 5.5-Inch HD display (1280 x 720), 267ppi
- Octa-core processor @ 1.4GHz
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB Internal storage
- MicroSD card support
- 13MP Rear camera with flash, Gesture Shot
- 8MP Front camera
- Network: HSPA+ 21Mbps (3G)
- Single/Dual SIM
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Battery: 3,000mAh (Removable)
- Dimensions: 152.5 x 76.4 x 9.3mm
- Weight: 158 grams
- Available in Gold, Silver, and Titan Black
As you can see from the specifications above, the LG Ray is a curious blend of both entry and mid-level components. How much the LG Ray will cost is unknown for the moment, with the Korean manufacturer stating that “price and availability will be announced locally at the time of launch”.
Full Press Release:
SEOUL, Nov. 25, 2015 — LG Electronics (LG) will begin rollout of LG Ray1 to key global 3G markets, starting with the CIS region this week followed by Latin America. LG Ray features a stunning metallic design and comes loaded with best-in-class features such as an expansive 5.5-inch HD display and an 8MP front camera, features unavailable in competing devices.
With its impressively large display powered by a 1.4GHz Octa-Core processor, LG Ray enables users to enjoy multimedia content seamlessly. Thanks to LG’s superior optical technology, this device captures impressive images with its 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera unmatched by other smartphones in its category. Gesture Shot, LG’s exclusive UX inherited from its G Series, delivers an easier way to take selfies and LG Ray also features a removable battery with a capacity of 3,000mAh for longer usage time between charges.
“Customers in 3G markets continue to be a priority for LG so we will continue to develop new products with these consumers in mind,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “No matter the country or the device, every LG customers will receive a unique user experience with a balance of design, performance and value.”
Details such as price and availability will be announced locally at the time of launch.
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