LG to launch four new Android devices at MWC

LG is torelease four new mid-range Android phones ahead of this year's Mobile World Congress.

The new handsets dubbed Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy will all run on Android 5.0 Lollipop and feature 8GB internal storage, 3G with the option for 4G, 1GB RAM and a quad-core chip.

Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG's mobile division, said: "LG's new mid-range collection continues our legacy of offering amazing smartphones at reasonable prices.

"For millions of customers around the world, the deciding factor on which smartphone to buy isn't how fast or how big it is but how balanced it is.

"With our new mid-range smartphones, more and more customers will be looking to LG for their next handsets."

The LG Magna is the largest of the new collection with a 5in display, while the Spirit will have a 4.7in display, the Leon a 4.5in display and the Joy a 4in display.

The Magna and Spirit both have a curved design that ensures they will fit more comfortably in the palm of the user's hand, and in-cell touch technology allows all four handsets to appear thinner.

The company claims the new line-up has LG "carrying over popular UX features originally designed for its premium smartphones" and the devices are the "perfect balance of style and usability."

It has previously been suggested LG's next flagship phone, the LG G4, would launch in April 2015 rather than at MWC.

Caroline Preece

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