LG has chalked up grand plans to boost its low and mid-range mobile offering, with no less than 5 new 4G ready handsets to be showcased during the CES event. While four of the new handsets – K3, K4, K8, K10 – will form part of the company’s budget ‘K’ series, there will also be the Stylus 3 which is going to be a completely new device and will be the most advanced of the lot.
The range will start with the K3 which, going by its modest specs, will clearly be the cheapest of the lot. It features a 4.5-inch 854 x 480-pixel FWVGA display on the front and an SD 210 chip behind it. It has just one gig of memory along with 8 GB of storage, the latter being further expandable via MicroSD cards.
The K3 will also have a 5MP rear and 2MP front snapper and will run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It will also have a 2,100mAh removable battery as well. Color option will be limited to the only Black.
Next is the K4, which has a lot of similarities with its K3 brethren. Those include the RAM, internal memory, as well as the processor. The display though is a bigger 5-inch this time though the resolution remains the same, which makes for even palpable pixel density.
The rear snapper too is the same though there is a better 5 MP camera included in the K4. The battery too is of a slightly bigger capacity – 2,500mAh and will be offered in both Black and Titan color options.
Next, comes the K8 which will be aimed at bolstering LG’s chances in the entry-level mid-range segment, as is evident with the improved spec. The front will be dominated by a 5-inch 720p HD display and will have a slightly better 1.5 GB RAM. Storage gets doubled to 16 GB, with the option to double it further to 32 GB via MicroSD cards. Powering the handset will be a SD 425 quad-core chip.
The K8 also features a 13MP rear and 5MP front cam and will run the latest Android 7.0 Nougat. Battery size though remains the same at 2,500mAh.
Things are a lot better with the K10 which comes with a 5.3-inch HD In-cell Touch display featuring 2.5D Arc Glass design. Powering the device will be a 1.5 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 chip mated to a 2 GB RAM. Internal memory option comprises of 16 GB or 32 GB, both being further expandable using MicroSD cards.
The K10, like its K8 stable mate, also comes with a 13MP rear shooter though the front 5MP cam is enhanced with a 120-degree wide angle lens. The K10 also features a fingerprint sensor at the rear and will run the latest Android 7.0 Nougat. Providing the juice will be a 2,800mAh removable battery. Another salient quality of the K10 is its metallic build which makes the K10 a lot more sturdy than other in the K series.
The Stylus will be the newest edition to the company’s Stylus series and will no doubt be the most exciting device of the five upcoming handsets. It comes with the biggest 5.7-inch display though the resolution remains the same at 1280 x 720 pixels.
The handset gets its name thanks to the 1.8mm diameter fiber tip stylus that it accompanies. LG is also claiming the stylus to offer the same feel as an actual pen. The device features UX Pen Pop 2.0 and comes pre-loaded with Pen Keeper and Screen-off Memo apps, besides running the latest Android 7.0 Nougat.
The rest of the specs have a lot of similarity with the K10, which includes the same MediaTek octa-core chip, along with a rear fingerprint sensor. It comes with a 3 GB RAM along with 16 GB of user-expandable storage. A 13MP snapper dons the rear while the front includes an 8MP cam. The battery too has been enhanced with a 3,200mAh unit. No price details are available as yet but are likely to be revealed during the CES.