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LG may also launch the enterprise-focused K40 at MWC 2019

A render for the LG K40. (Source: XDA)
A render for the LG K40. (Source: XDA)
The LG K40 is one 2019 device that may launch at MWC 2019. However, this exciting attribute is somewhat tempered by its direction at the budget end of the OEM's business-to-business devices. Then again, it may be supported for 3 years under Google's Android Enterprise initiative.

LG is projected to launch its 2019 flagship, the G8 ThinQ, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year. However, the premium smartphone may not be alone at the OEM’s booth. It may be joined by the K40. This is a phone that is more likely to be directed at business customers.

Most handsets for enterprise are top-tier devices in their own right. However, LG appears to think that companies are also in the market for very basic handsets with only what they need to keep connected with their employees. This is reflected in the lack of design advancements in the only renders we have for the K40. They show a phone with moderate bezels that could have been based on the G6 of yesteryear.

However, there are indications that the K40 will have some connectivity extras such as NFC, and will also have a fingerprint scanner. It is also on Google’s Android Enterprise Recommended list, which means it may be in line for software update support for 3 years, which should start in the first 90 days after its launch. Therefore, it may be an attractive prospect for in-house devices on a budget.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-02-15 (Update: 2019-02-15)