LG has quite ambitious plans for 2015 and it is depending upon its mid-range smartphones to give it the necessary boost. LG has just launched a new mid-range smartphone called the LG Band Play in Korea. The smartphone is expected to make its way to other countries soon.
The LG Band Play comes with a 1 watt speaker that promises rich and clear sound. To further excite the music lovers, LG has bundled it up with the Quad Beat 3 headset that comes with the LG G4. LG has given the device an interesting “focus mode” which helps improve concentration. What it does is that it turns off your Wi-Fi and data and plays therapy music for you to calm you down. It even turns off your calls and just in case you get a call during the focus mode, it rejects the call and sends back an SMS stating you are busy and will contact later.
It gets a 5-inch display and boots Android 5.1 Lollipop. A Snapdragon 410 chipset ticks inside and it is joined in by 2GB of RAM. Let us quickly go through the specifications of the LG Band Play.
- 5-inch IPS display, 1280× 720 pixels
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- Snapdragon 410 chipset, 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 GPU
- 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB)
- 13-megapixel rear camera with laser auto focus and LED flash
- 5-megapixel front camera
- 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and NFC for connectivity
- 2,300 mAh battery
The smartphone has been priced at 394,800 Korean Won (roughly Rs 23,000). It will be available in black and white colours. LG recently announced its plans to launch about 20 mid-range handsets in India by year end and the Band Play could be one of them.