Although most mobile manufacturers plan to present their biggest premiers at Mobile World Congress in February, some big reveals are going to take place next month at CES. If to believe recent leaks LG will be one of the phone makers that will try to steal the CES show, introducing a slew of affordable smartphones featuring flagship-like specs.
LG plans to use CES 2017 to announce its new affordable smartphones with big potential. Next month, the Korean mobile maker will release five new phones: the successor of the Stylo 2 and four new members of the K series.
Even though much of the LG’s attention focuses on the upcoming LG G6 – the successor of the modular G5, it doesn’t mean that the company forgot about more budget-conscious customers. During the next month’s CES in Las Vegas the South-Korean manufacturer is going to expand it affordable line-up by five more mid-range smartphones. Although they’re pretty secretive when it comes to pricing and availability, recent leak unveiled much of the phones’ features.
To begin with the most eye-catching device and the same the largest one, the Stylo 3 houses a massive 5.7-inch screen panel. As the name suggests it will be a stylus-enhanced device that will ship with a stylus featuring a 1.8 mm diameter fiber-tip that will deliver writing experience identical to taking notes with a regular pen. However, don’t expect the phablet to replace the ill-fated Note 7, as the rest of its specs is less impressive.
Except for its really impressive size-factor the screen sports only 1280x720p resolution, which is far from the quad HD one found in the Note 7. The phone will work on an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor and run the latest Android Nougat out of box. It will arrive powered by a generous removable 3,200 mAh battery, while its optics will be represented by a 13MP and 8MP rear and front cameras.
When it comes to the other four phones scheduled to come to the light on CES, they’re pretty much the refreshed models of the LG’s pocket-friendly K line. The 5.3-inch K10 is the largest of the four, sports a 1280x720p screen panel and is powered by an octa-core MT6750 processor that guarantees a smooth performance of Android Nougat. In the optics department, the phone offers a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP front snapper. What’s particularly interesting here, the company claims that the rear sensor is the same camera which we can found in the company top-quality G series.
K8 and K4
Moving on, although the K4 and K8 both feature a 5-inch display they have different resolution. The K8 is the one that offers better viewing experience as it offers 1280 x720 p resolution, while the K4 delivers only 854×480 p one. The K8 doesn’t only arrive with higher quality, but also better specs as it is driven by a Snapdragon 435 processor and provides its potential users with a 13MP camera. In comparison, the K4 works on a Snapdragon 210 and is equipped with a 5MP shooter. Furthermore, the K8 will ship with Android Nougat, whereas the K4 will run on Android Marshmallow.
The last in our list is the LG K3. Being the smallest offering of them all, the phone hides a rater-compact as for today’s standards only 4.5-inch display featuring screen resolution identical to this found in the K4. Moreover, the handset also works on the same Snapdragon 210 processor, runs Android Marshmallow and arrives with a 5MP rear snapper and a 2MP selfie-oriented one.
As we mentioned earlier, LG hasn’t revealed the phones pricing and availability details. But we can safely assume that some of the phones will surely hit the States. Judging by the current pricing, the most advanced and the same most expensive of the new phones, the K10 should cost something between $150 and $200.