LG announces four mid-range smartphones for MWC

LG has announced that it will be unveiling four new mid-range handsets at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Despite the mid-range title, LG claims that these phones will come with features usually reserved for premium models.

The new phones will be called Magna, Spirit, Leon, and Joy, and according to LG they combine essential hardware with premium design elements and user experience. All four are available with 4G or 3G data connections, and the Magna, Spirit, and Leon are all running Android Lollipop. The Joy runs the latest version of KitKat.

The Magna is the most powerful phone of the four, and¬†comes with a 5-inch display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, and a ‘class-leading’ 2,540 mAh battery. Which class the battery is leading is unclear, because even for mid-range handsets 2,540 mAh is top-tier average at best.

The Spirit has been designed to minimise the bezel on the edge of the phone, and comes with a 4.7-inch display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, an 8MP rear camera, a 1MP front camera, 8GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, and a 2,100 mAh battery.

The Leon has a 4.5-inch display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, an 8MP rear camera, a low-res VGA front camera, 8GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, and a 1,900 mAh battery.

The Joy is the smallest of the four, coming in with a 4-inch display, a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor, a 5MP rear camera, a low-res VGA front camera, 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, and a 1,900 mAh battery.

We don’t have any information on pricing or release just yet, and presumably we’ll be hearing more about that at MWC. LG has promised that all four will be available for “reasonable prices”, and for the specs that are on offer I¬†certainly hope so.

Tom Pritchard