If you’re looking for a device that’s big and packs a punch but short on a budget? Well then, LG officially launched the new LG Ray, a smartphone that just fit right on a tight budget but with some features borrowed from the company’s flagship device.
Keeping the price at bay, LG has to tone-down some features of the Ray but still manage to bring a decent specs line-up. The device’s 5.5-inch IPS display comes with 720p resolution display at 5.5-inch which brings the pixel density to 267 ppi. Under the hood, it packs a MediaTek MT6592M chipset with 8-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. It also comes with a modest 16 GB of internal storage space and a microSD slot for memory expansion.
For imaging enthusiasts, the LG Ray comes with a more than the decent imaging specs starting with the 13 Megapixel auto focus main camera on the rear backed an LED flash. The front however comes with a larger 8 Megapixel sensor more than good enough for Selfies and high-resolution video calls.
With seemingly premium looks, the LG Ray gets its design cues from the G4 and it even feature a faux brush aluminum back cover to finish of the projected footprint. Like all the new generation LG devices, the volume rocker and the power button sits on the back of the device right below the main camera.
Despite the looks, all other specs on the new LG Ray will enlighten you up with what the price can permit, Notably its wireless connectivity does not include 4G connection which bring the device down into supporting the aging 3G/HSPA+ wireless connection, nevertheless, it’s still able to sufficiently provide a stable connection over the network but it’s not as fast if LG had the Ray with LTE. Other supported connectivity options includes the basics such as Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and USB 2.0. It also includes GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support for all our navigation needs.
The new LG Ray runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop) along with some of the notable features from the G4 including Knock Code and Camera Gesture shot. The handset is powered by a 3000 mAh battery though our source have noted that LG claims a 10 hour battery life on the Ray but we’re to confirm about this considering the fairly large battery that it comes with.
The LG Ray will be available in selected key markets in Gold, Silver or Black. In Russia where devices are priced more than they used to have in other markets, the LG Ray X190 is sold at $232/€215, so expect them to be less from where you are at the moment just be sure that you’re at somewhere not part of Russia however.