LG Launch Camera & Audio Focused 'LG Band Play' Smartphone


When it comes to releasing smartphones, Samsung is one of those who have become infamous for releasing a lot of devices and all over the world each year. However, the other South Korean company, LG, seem to be intent on releasing their fair share of smartphones too. The company has already released a whole bunch of smartphones in 2015, with the most notable being the recently released LG G4. Not to mention, they also released their budget range phablet device in the form of the LG G Stylo.

Well adding to the ever-increasing 2015 lineup, LG has today announced the launch of their latest device, the LG Band Play. This seems to be a device which is aimed towards a younger generation and places an emphasis on the camera and audio abilities and includes a 13-megapixel rear shooter and 1W speakers. Not to mention, they come with some box-shaped earphones designed to increase the Band Play sound and experience.


In terms of the specs, the LG Band Play comes equipped with a 5-inch display with a 1280 x 720 resolution, Inside, the Band Play comes equipped with 2GB RAM and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor (clocking at 1.2GHz). Moving to the cameras and on offer is a 13-megapixel rear shooter (with Laser Auto Focus) coupled with a 5-megapixel front facing option, While in terms of memory, the device comes as standard with 16GB internal storage, along with the option to expand the memory, thanks to the included microSD card slot. Additional features on offer include Wi-Fi (802.11 a, b, g, n), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, LTE support and USB 2.0. Powering everything is a 2,300 mAh battery (which is removable) while the device comes running on Android 5.1 out of the box. The LG Bands play will be available in both a black and white color, it measures 139.7 — 71.9 — 8.3mm and weighs 126g. In terms of pricing, LG state that the device will be on sale for â‚© 394,800, which equates to just over $355. At the moment, there are no details on if the LG Band Play will be available outside of South Korea. For those interested, it will be available to buy in Korea later on this week.

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