LG Boosts Volume Phone Offerings

LG announced a new range of mid-priced smartphones that will be officially launched at CES. The phones bring technology down from higher LG models including a 120º wide angle front camera lens and rear fingerprint scanner. There are four models in the K series, and one that is Stylus (Stylo in the US).

The K10 has a 5.3″ HD In-cell touch display and has a 5MP front camera with a 120º wide angle selfie lens and a 13MP rear camera that has been employed in LG flagship G series devices. Other advanced features not usually available in smartphones in this category include a fingerprint scanner, a metallic U-frame for a sturdy but slim 7.9mm profile and 2.5D Arc Glass design. It uses an MT6750 octa core processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM.

The K8 and K4 both feature a 5″ In-cell touch display, the K8 with HD and the K4 with 854 x 480. The K8 has the same cameras as the K10, but an MSM8917 quad core processor with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM.

The K4 has 5MP front and rear cameras as well as the Auto Shot and Gesture Shot features found in the K8. Processing is by an MSM8909 running at 1.1GHz and with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM.

The K3 sees a 4.5″ display with on-cell touch and similar electronics to the K4, but with a 2MP front camera/5MP on the rear.

The smallest in the series, the K3 comes with a 4.5-inch On-cell Touch display, a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP lens in the front supported by Gesture Shot. With a microSD slot and 2,100mAh removable battery, the K3 offers many features unavailable on other competing smartphones in this category.

Prices and deliveries will be announced.

The Stylus has a 1.8mm diameter fibre pen to simulate writing on the screen. The Stylus 3 has a 5.7″ In-cell touch (1280 x 720) and an MT6750 octa core processor. The phone has 3GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM as well as an 8MP front and 13MP rear camera.