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CES 2016 | LG unveils new K series smartphones

LG K10
LG K10
Both new handsets come feature 2.5D curved protective glass on top of the screen and run Android 5.1 Lollipop

LG has showcased first two smartphones from its brand new K series, meant to be the successor of the mid-range L series launched several years ago. 

The bigger of the new duo is LG K10. It comes with a 5.3-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and as many as three different processor options – quad-core 1.2 GHz and 1.3 GHz units, as well as 1.14 GHz octa-core one (no specific SoC model names have been given). All three will be used in the LTE iteration of the K10, varying across different markets. The 3G variant of the smartphone will only be available with the 1.3 GHz quad-core processor.

The LTE version of LG K10 comes with a 13 MP main camera, while the 3G model features an 8 MP sensor. The front-facing selfie snapper will be available in 8 MP or 5 MP variant, depending on the market. The three different RAM options: 1 GB, 1.5 GB and 2 GB will also vary on different markets, as well as two internal storage sizes: 8 GB or 16 GB. Luckily, the battery capacity of 2,300 mAh will be the same for all variants.

The other new model, LG K7, features a 5-inch 854 x 480 pixels resolution display, a 5 MP front-facing camera and a 2,125 mAh battery. Just like its bigger sibling, the K7 will come in LTE and 3G versions that will use different hardware. The LTE-enabled variant is powered by a 1.1 GHz quad-core CPU, while the 3G one comes with a 1.3 GHz chip. Memory size will be 1 GB or 1.5 GB, built-in storage: 8 GB or 16 GB and main camera sensor: 5 MP or 8 MP, depending on the market.

Both new handsets come feature 2.5D curved protective glass on top of the screen and run Android 5.1 Lollipop. Pricing and availability have not been disclosed yet.


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Arkadiusz Piasek, 2016-01- 4 (Update: 2016-01- 4)