Ahead of the CES 2017 trade show in Las Vegas, LG has launched four new K-series smartphones, and the new Stylus 3. The South Korean company says that the new 2017 variants of the LG K3, K4, K8, K10 smartphones, and the Stylus 3 will strengthen its portfolio in the mid-range segment. All the new LG smartphones will be showcased at the CES 2017 event.
LG says that the 2017 K-series mid-range smartphones sport features such as a 120-degree wide-angle front camera lens and rear fingerprint scanner. The company adds that the new 2017 K-series smartphones have been designed with the “the diverse needs of consumers in mind.” LG has confirmed that the market availability will be announced locally in the weeks to come.
For specifications, the LG K3 (2017) features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) IPS display and sport a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of inbuilt storage with expandable storage support up to 32GB via microSD card. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based LG K3 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and also houses a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It measures 133.9×69.7×9.4mm and weighs 132 grams. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and Micro-USB. LG K3 (2017) is backed by a 2100mAh removable battery and will be available in Metallic Titan as well as Pink Gold colours.
The LG K4 (2017) features a 5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display with a pixel density of 196ppi. It is powered by the same processor as the LG K3. The LG K4 packs 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM and comes with 8GB inbuilt storage with expandable storage support via microSD card (up to 32GB). It sports 5-megapixel front and rear cameras. LG K4 (2017) packs a 2500mAh removable battery and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It measures 144.7×72.6×7.9mm and weighs 135 grams. Connectivity options on the handset include 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, Bluetooth 4.1, and Micro-USB. The LG K4 will be available in Titan and Black colours.
The LG K8 (2017) features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 294ppi. It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 processor coupled with 1.5GB of LPDDR3 RAM. LG K8 (2017) includes 16GB inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). The handset sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It is backed by a 2500mAh removable battery. The LG K8 runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, Bluetooth 4.2, Micro-USB, and NFC. It measures 144.8×72.1×8.09mm and weighs 142 grams. It will be available in Silver, Titan, Dark Blue, and Gold colours.
The LG K10 (2017) (seen above) features a 5.3-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 277ppi. The handset is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. It comes with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM and the handset will be available in two storage options – 16GB and 32GB inbuilt. The LG K10 supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 2TB). It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It is backed by a 2800mAh removable battery. The Android 7.0 Nougat-based K10 supports 4G LTE, GPRS/ EDGE, and 3G connectivity options. It measures 148.7×75.3×7.9mm and weighs 142 grams. It will be available in Black, Titan, and Gold colours.
Lastly, the LG Stylus 3 features a 5.7-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 258ppi. It is powered by the same processor that powers the LG K10. It packs a 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM and comes with 16GB inbuilt storage. The handset supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 2TB). It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. The handset is backed by a 3200mAh removable battery and it runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. As the name suggests, the LG Stylus 3 (seen below) supports stylus pen and comes with 4G LTE connectivity feature.
Commenting on the launches, Juno Cho, president of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said, “Our 2017 mass-tier, mid-range smartphones focus on giving our customers a wide variety of options and choices for their smartphone lifestyles. What’s consistent in all our K Series and Stylus 3 devices is that they look and feel premium, offer replaceable batteries and all come with expandable memory slots, what customers consider key factors when buying smartphones in this category.”