The unannounced LG K30's leak could mean that T-Mobile is getting ready to add the model to its offer. Spec-wise, the LG K30 looks like an entry-level model. It comes with a modest 5.3-inch HD LCD, a 13 MP rear shooter plus a 5 MP selfie, a rear fingerprint reader, and an unnamed quad-core SoC that seems to be part of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400-series coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.
Trusted Twitter source Evan Blass revealed back in March that an unannounced LG K30 smartphone model could be heading to T-Mobile US soon, and, as always, he was right. T-Mobile just posted the specs of the LG K30 on its support site, complete with presentation pictures. However, there is still no mention of any release date.
Overall, the K30 seems to be an entry-level phone in the US$100 price range. It comes with a 16:9 5.3-inch LCD display that seems to be lacking FHD capabilities. The back of the phone features a fingerprint reader and a 13 MP main image sensor, while the selfie camera on front sports a 5 MP sensor. As far as the processor is concerned, the specs are not really clear, as the page only mentions a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core clocked at 1.4 GHz, which most likely part of the 400-series. The phone also integrates 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage that can be expanded up to 2 TB via the microSD card slot.
The K30 connectivity features include Wi-Fi N, Wi-Fi Calling 2.0, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC (not usually found on the more affordable models), USB-C port for quick charging and VoLTE network connections. Since this is a lower-end model, the provided battery gets only 2,880 mAh of juice, but this should be enough for at least 13 hours of use. Moreover, the K30 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
T-Mobile’s support page does not mention anything about availability and pricing, but the early leak could mean that the K30 must be nearing its launch.
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