LG continues to expand its G4 product line with the LG G4 Beat, a smartphone that retains a lot of the style and features of the company's flagship device, but drops some of the spec to fit in at a mid-range price point.

The LG G4 Beat sports an octa-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 1.5GB of RAM and is 4G (LTE)-enabled to make it a decent option in that category.

The screen is a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and the rear camera is 8-megapixels (strangely, 13-megapixels in Latin America only). The front-facing camera is a 5-megapixel snapper.

There is a 2,300mAh battery powering the device, which runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The phone measures 142.7 x 72.6 x 9.85mm so it's actually a tad smaller than the conventional G4. And it weighs less too, coming in at 139g.

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The LG G4 Beat will be available in select markets in Europe and Latin America from later this month, including France and Germany, before getting a larger roll out globally.

Pricing is not available, but it will be available in several colours, including metallic silver, ceramic white and shiny gold.