New LG G4C shares the G4’s name, but not its amazing screen or camera

It’s only just about to go on sale, but the LG G4 already has its first two siblings, the G4C and the G4 Stylus. The G4C has been rumored for a few weeks, and is a mini version of the G4, along the same lines as the G3 Beat/G3 Vigor from last year. Here’s what you need to know about LG’s latest mini wonder.

The phone shares a similar design to the G4, but technically has much more in common with the LG Magna, announced earlier this year during Mobile World Congress. That means it’s a mid-range phone without the Quad HD screen and amazing camera. Sadly, the G4C doesn’t get a leather rear panel option like the G4 either, and is available with plastic, metallic-look covers in gold, white, or grey. LG’s usual rear mounted controls are fitted below the camera lens, and the speaker grille matches that found on the Magna, rather than the G4.

Don’t expect to find a 16-megapixel camera on the G4C. It has an 8-megapixel camera without the laser autofocus seen on the G3, G4, and the G4 Stylus. Around the front is a 5-megapixel selfie cam. The IPS screen measures 5-inches, has a 720p resolution, and displays Android 5.0 Lollipop complete with LG’s user interface over the top. The good news here is the phone has Knock Code — where a double tap of the screen wakes up the phone — and the new Glance view, seen on the G Flex2.

A 1.2GHz quad-core chip of unknown origin powers the phone, which could turn out to be the same MediaTek MT6582 used in the Magna, along with 1GB of RAM. The G4C connects to 4G LTE networks, has 8GB of internal memory, a MicroSD card slot, and a removable 2540mAh battery. All this matches the Magna, but at the moment there’s no mention of a dual-SIM slot, which is a major feature on the slightly older phone.

LG hasn’t confirmed where the G4C will go on sale, saying only that announcements will be made in the next few weeks. We’ll keep you updated here with more release news as it comes.


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