There are areas in the world that are still on 3G connectivity, and LG plans to enter those markets with a high-performance 3G-only phone. The problem with high specs on phones is that they carry the price tag of an LTE-enabled chipset as well, making them more expensive. In the new LG Ray, the Korean device manufacturer has married great specs to a 3G-only chipset, making it perfect for countries where only 3G data connectivity is available.

The LG Ray fills a gap in that market where good performance can be found on a 3G-only phone. The phone packs a 5.5-inch HD (720p) display powered by an octa-core 1.4GHz MediaTek MT6592M processor, supplemented by 1GB RAM. It also boasts of an 8MP selfie shooter, something not found even in most flagships.


Other specs include a 13MP main camera, that patented LG volume rocker and power button design at the back of the device, and a big 3,000mAh battery to keep the lights on. The LG Ray will also inherit the LG UX design from the G3 and the G4, so that’s good news for those planning to buy this phone.

LG is planning to launch this in the Russian market and in Latin America soon. Pricing will be around USD$230, which sounds just about right for a midrange device.