LG has today officially announced the LG Ray, a 3G Android smartphone designed for emerging markets. It’s coming later this week to CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and to Latin America soon after. The Ray features a brushed metal design on it’s plastic body and it will be available in Silver, Gold, and Titan Black with the latter two coming in January. The phone also brings LG’s signature rear-mounted buttons.
The front of the LG Ray packs a 5.5″ display with a 720p resolution. Under the hood lies a 1.4GHz octa-core processor, a single GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, and a 3,000 MP battery. There’s also a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front shooter. Android 5.1 Lollipop is available out of the box and from the press shots it seems LG may have ditched their skin in favor of something closer to stock Android, but we’ll have to get confirmation on that. LG does mention that many of the same camera features are still present.
No information on pricing has been announced as of yet however we should have more on that following the launch next week.
SEOUL, Nov. 25, 2015 — LG Electronics (LG) will begin rollout of LG Ray1 to key global 3G markets, starting with the CIS region this week followed by Latin America. LG Ray features a stunning metallic design and comes loaded with best-in-class features such as an expansive 5.5-inch HD display and an 8MP front camera, features unavailable in competing devices.
With its impressively large display powered by a 1.4GHz Octa-Core processor, LG Ray enables users to enjoy multimedia content seamlessly. Thanks to LG’s superior optical technology, this device captures impressive images with its 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera unmatched by other smartphones in its category. Gesture Shot, LG’s exclusive UX inherited from its G Series, delivers an easier way to take selfies and LG Ray also features a removable battery with a capacity of 3,000mAh for longer usage time between charges.
“Customers in 3G markets continue to be a priority for LG so we will continue to develop new products with these consumers in mind,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “No matter the country or the device, every LG customers will receive a unique user experience with a balance of design, performance and value.”
Details such as price and availability will be announced locally at the time of launch.
- Display: 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720, 267ppi)
- Chipset: 1.4GHz Octa-Core Processor
- Camera: Rear 13MP / Front 8MP
- Memory: 1GB RAM / 16GB eMMC / MicroSD
- Battery: 3,000mAh
- Operating System: Android 1 Lollipop
- Size: 5 x 76.4 x 9.3mm
- Weight: 158g
- Network: HSPA+ 21Mbps (3G)
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.0 / USB 2.0
- Colors3: Silver / Gold / Titan Black
- Other: Single SIM / Dual SIM
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¹ LG Zone in Latin America.
² Specifications may vary depending on the market.
3 Gold and Titan Black to be available in January 2016.