LG’s got a history of announcing its new hardware in the weeks ahead of big trade shows. For example, last week it took the wraps off of the LG Watch Urbane ahead of MWC 2015. Now LG’s at it again, this time unveiling some new smartphones before MWC begins.
LG got four new Android smartphones that are aimed at the entry-level market. Despite the fact that they’re aimed at the lower-end of the market, though, some of them have some pretty respectable features. Here’s how all four devices break down:
LG also notes that it’s included some features from its other Android smartphones in these new entry-level devices. Those include Gesture Shot and Glance View, the latter of of which appears on the G Flex 2 and lets you view the time, recent messages, and more by performing a downward swipe on the device’s display when it’s turned off.
In addition to those user experience features, LG says that its Magna and Spirit phones offer a superior grip and In-Cell Touch. The In-Cell Touch feature lets these phones have a thinner and lighter display that also has a fast reaction speed.
LG says that it plans to launch its new entry-level Android phones in key global markets, starting with Brazil. Launches in Europe are planned as well.
Overall these devices look like some nice entry-level offerings. The Magna and Spirit have some pretty respectable feature sets that include HD displays and Android 5.0, and LG has also ported some features from its higher-end phones into these more affordable models, like its rear-mounted button setup. There’s no word yet on exactly how much all of these phones will cost, but I wouldn't expect them to be too tough on your wallet.