LG Announces the Affordable, All-Metal ‘Zero’ for Asia, Europe and Latin America

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LG announced the Zero this morning, an all-metal device that delivers premium features at an affordable price for those outside of America. Set to ship in Asia, Europe, and Latin America, the Zero includes advanced camera tech and exclusive UX features found in the G series lineup.

For specs, the Zero delivers a 5.0″ In-Cell Touch (ICT) IPS HD display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 13MP rear-facing camera, 8MP front-facing camera, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, microSD slot for expandable storage, 2,050mAh battery, and runs Android 5.1 “Lollipop.”

Beyond specs and price, the most important feature of the device, at least in my opinion, are the materials it is made of. LG states they made this all-metal design to offer a “more advanced and modern experience,” but hopefully, this device is merely a warmup for LG to offer a more expensive flagship comprised of metal here in the US. According to a report from last month, that is LG’s plan for the upcoming G5.

If this device hit our shores, would you be interested?


Thin and Light Smartphone from LG Delivers Premium Features at an Attractive Price

SEOUL, Dec. 1, 2015 — LG Electronics (LG) will commence the global rollout of its slim metal smartphone, LG Zero¹, starting this week in Taiwan followed by other key markets in Asia, Europe and Latin America. First introduced to Korean customers in September, the LG Zero inherits the advanced camera technology and exclusive UX features of the LG G Series and introduces a full metal body for a more advanced and modern experience.

The exceptional build quality of the LG Zero is highlighted by its solid aluminum body which gives the LG Zero a premium look and feel. This newest smartphone’s smooth metal body is enhanced by the “Arc Glass” design of the edges which create a slimmer profile. Complementing the solid aluminum exterior is a 5.0-inch In-Cell Touch IPS display which delivers faster recognition, better outdoor visibility and crisper images.

LG Zero offers best-in-class camera features adopted from the highly acclaimed G4, resulting in maximum photo resolution, shutter speed and sharpness. The 8MP front camera allows for brighter and clearer selfies while the 13MP rear camera delivers many of the same attributes of a standalone camera. Fans of popular G Series features such as Gesture Shot, Gesture View and Gesture Interval Shot will be delighted to find these options in the LG Zero as well.

“At LG, we do not believe in limiting our best technology to just our flagship devices,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The LG Zero exhibits innovation not only in its design but in its ability to offer premium features at a competitive price point.”

Prices and participating carriers will be announced locally at the time of availability.

Key Specifications:

● Display: 5.0-inch HD In-cell Touch (1280 x 720, 294ppi)
● Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
● Camera: Rear 13MP / Front 8MP
● Memory: 1.5GB LPDDR3 RAM / 16GB eMMC ROM / MicroSD
● Battery: 2,050mAh
● Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
● Size: 142 x 71.8 x 7.4mm
● Weight: 147g
● Network: LTE / HSPA+ / GSM
● Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.1 / USB 2.0
● Colors: Silver / Gold

¹LG Class in Germany, Korea, Russia and Singapore.
²Specifications may vary depending on the market.



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