Just before the CES 2017, LG unveiled its new 2017 K-series smartphones. Now, the company has sent out the media invite for the launch of the new K- series smartphone in India on February 22nd. LG is said to launch the LG K3 2017, K4 2017, K8 2017, and K10 2017 in India, while in the U.S, the company also launched the LG X calibur, Stylus 3, and X Power 2 smartphones. Last year, it had launched the ‘Made in India’ smartphones, LG K7 LTE and LG K10 LTE. The Telecom and IT minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad who launched the last-gen devices will also be attending this year’s launch event.
- LG K3 2017
The LG K3 2017 sports a smaller 4.5-inch display with FWVGA display (854 x 480 pixels). It packs 1.1GHz Snapdragon 210 SoC, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. As the available storage will be even lesser, the user can further expand the storage using the Micro SD card slot. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with LG UX UI on top. It sports a 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera. The K3 2017 is backed by a 2100mAh battery which might give a day long battery life with these entry-level specifications. It measures 133.9 x 69.75 x 9.44mm and weighs 132g.
- LG K4 2017
The LG K4 2017 offers slightly better specifications and also sports a 5-inch display with the same FWVGA resolution as on the K3 2017. Even the processor, RAM, and storage are same as on the above mentioned device. Thera is a 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash on the rear and a 5MP fixed focus camera on the front. The device supports dual SIM and 4G LTE along with other basic connectivity options. It is backed by a 2500mAh battery and runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The circular power button is placed on the rear but lacks the fingerprint sensor.
- LG K8 2017
Unlike the K3 2017 and K4 2017, the K8 2017 offers decent entry-level specifications. The 5-inch In-cell display on the front comes with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz and coupled with Adreno 308 GPU. It comes with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There is a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP selfie camera, and a 2,500mAh battery. The LG K8 2017 runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, and MicroUSB 2.0 port.
- LG K10 2017
Coming to the K10 2017, it is the most powerful device among the lot but still offers only entry-level specifications. It sports a 2.4D 5.3-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display and includes MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The K10 2017 comes with 2GB of RAM and has 16GB and 32GB storage variants. Just like the K8 2017, the K10 2017 also runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The device also sports a fingerprint that comes embedded into the power button placed on the rear. In the camera department, there is a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It also comes with a slightly bigger 2,800mAh battery.
The exact specifications along with the pricing and availability of these devices will be known only on the launch day. Stay tuned on Phone Radar as the launch event is just a few days away.
(Correction: I earlier mentioned the month of the launch event as January, actually it is in February)