LG's Band Play smartphone is all about the music

The phone comes with 1W speakers and a premium QuadBeat 3 headset

LG's just announced a new midrange phone and it's for the music-loving crowd. Behold the Band Play, a phone that comes equipped with 1W speakers. Presumably that would mean better audio fidelity, but then we remember how HTC tried to sell us on its Beats Audio.

It's not a flagship phone, but more targetted towards the midrange market. The specs are, at best, middling: it's fitted with a quad-core 1.2GHz processor running on the Snapdragon 410 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of flash memory and a 5in 720 x 1280 pixel display.

Besides those aforementioned 1W speakers, the Band Play also comes with a LG's Quadbeat 3 headphones, which were originally created for LG's G4. As for the camera, it's a 13MP shooter at the back, 5MP in front. The phone also runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and features a "focus mode" that turns off data and Wi-Fi and auto-rejects incoming calls. We suppose it's so you can keep listening to the sweet tunes without any distractions?

Currently a South Korea-only model, there's no word when or if it'll go worldwide. It will retail in the country for KRW 394,800 ($478).

[Source: GSMArena]