LG Reveals 4 New Curved Selfie Focused Smartphones

LG are launching four new mid to low tier smartphones at the MWC 2015 to cash in on the selfie phenomenon. The Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy.

Latest in an effort to consolidate market share and remain at the number 2 spot, the devices cater to selfie addicts and are built to work with Selfie Sticks. The device cameras come with a special gesture shot mode which makes selfies a cinch. The gesture mode can recognize your gestures up to 1.5 metres.

LG Magna will be the top phone in this range as it comes with a 5-inch HD display, 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz (depending on region) quad-core processor, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front snapper, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 2540mAh battery and Android Lollipop. (Trivia: Magna is Latin for “Ultimate). Those are pretty decent features and will allow for basic web browsing, taking photos and social media usage.

In contrast, the LG Spirit will have a 4.7-inch HD display, quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 1MP front lens, 2000mAh battery and the same storage, RAM and operating system as the Magna.

Both the Magna and Spirit will come with a slightly curved screen. This is a first for mid-range devices as LG usually reserves them for high end devices.

The LG Leon will come with a 4.5 inch (FWVGA) Screen, quad-core processor, 8 MP Rear and VGA front camera, 1GB of RAM, 1900mAh batteries and Android 5.0 Lollipop. The LG Joy will have a 4-inch (WVGA) screen and a 5MP/VGA front camera.

The phones will also come equipped with Glass view, so that viewers can view missed call notifications and messages on the screen even when the phones are turned off. The phone range will be available in both 3G and 4G LTE variants. LG plans on making them available globally from next week.

LG Magna Specifications:

  • Chipset: Quad-core 1.2 GHz or 1.3 GHz
  • OS: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Design: 139.7 x 69.9 x 10.2 mm
  • Display: 5.0 inches with 720 x 1280 resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 1 GB
    • Internal: 8 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
    • Secondary: 5 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, WLAN, GPS with A-GPS, microUSB v2.0
  • Battery: 2540 mAh

LG Spirit Specifications:

  • Chipset: Quad-core 1.2 GHz or 1.3 GHz
  • OS: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Design: 133.3 x 66.1 x 9.9 mm
  • Display: 4.7 inches with 720 x 1280 resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 1 GB
    • Internal: 8 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 5 MP / 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash
    • Secondary: 1 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, WLAN, GPS with A-GPS, microUSB v2.0
  • Battery: 2100 mAh

LG Leon Specifications:

  • Chipset: Quad-core 1.2 GHz or 1.3 GHz
  • OS: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Design: 139.7 x 69.9 x 10.2 mm
  • Display: 4.5 inches with 480 x 854 resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 1 GB
    • Internal: 8 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 5 MP / 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash
    • Secondary: VGA
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, WLAN, GPS with A-GPS, microUSB v2.0
  • Battery: 1900 mAh

LG Joy Specifications:

  • Chipset: Dual-core 1.2 GHz/ Quad-core 1.2 GH
  • OS: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Design: 139.7 x 69.9 x 10.2 mm
  • Display: 4.0 inches with 480 x 800 resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 512 MB/ 1 GB
    • Internal: 4GB/ 8GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, LED flash
    • Secondary: VGA
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, WLAN, GPS with A-GPS, microUSB v2.0
  • Battery: 1900 mAh

* Depending on market.