LG releasing two new smartphones at an affordable price range

by: John DyeJanuary 4, 2016
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It looks like LG is debuting their new K series at CES 2016. At the conference, which will take place this week in Las Vegas, LG will be displaying two brand new mid-range devices: the LG K7 and the LG K10. Both of these smartphones are seeking to bring clost-to-flagship-level camera performance to devices that won’t wreck your wallet. They will also be running LG’s “glossy pebble” design language.

The K7 is a slick 5-inch device and the K10 is somewhat larger at 5.3 inches. Both phones have 3G and LTE versions, and they will run Lollipop out of the box. They’ll also come with some features that were popular from other LG smartphones such as the Gesture Shot and the Gesture Interval Shot. The full press release is as follows: 

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K SERIES SMARTPHONES FROM LG TO DEBUT AT CES 2016

Successor to L Series, Newest Mass-Tier Offering From LG Borrows Heavily From Premium Devices

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2016 ― This week, LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its K Series, a new line of smartphones with the advanced camera technology and UX features of LG’s premium models. The first two devices in the series, K10 and K7, will make their public debut at the 2016 CES in Las Vegas.

LG K Series smartphones will be the first to offer LG’s glossy pebble design language, a contemporary, stylish look with a curved, modern finish aimed at a younger audience. The glossy pebble design is complemented by LG’s new 2.5D Arc Glass for a smooth and seamless style that could only be made possible due to the sides of K Series smartphones being free of button clutter. With design cues borrowed from nature, the K10 and K7 look far more expensive and exclusive than they really are.

The back cover features an intricate woven pattern for optimal grip and confidence when on the move. And because consumers on the move tend to enjoy an active lifestyle, the K Series is designed with multimedia creating and consumption in mind with a roomy display to show images and videos captured with the most advanced camera on a smartphone in this category ― 13MP on the rear and 8MP on the front in the case of the K10.

Featuring LG’s popular Gesture Shot and Gesture Interval Shot, taking selfies is easy and hassle-free. Gesture Shot enables users to take photos simply by raising an open hand in front of the lens and then clenching it into a fist. Closing one’s hand twice automatically leads to the Gesture Interval Shot and will produce four consecutive photos. Both devices are equipped with Flash for Selfie on the front to help users capture priceless moments whenever, wherever the need might arise, even in the dark.

“Our 2016 K Series is the latest example of LG applying it best mobile technology and premium design philosophy across numerous smartphone categories,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Customers equate the LG name with great smartphone imaging technology and we are committed to delivering on that flattering expectation.”

Visitors to CES 2016 will be able to see the LG K10 and K7 for themselves at LG’s booth in Hall #8204 of the Las Vegas Convention Center from Jan. 6-9.

K10 Key Specifications:

Display: 5.3-inch HD In-cell Touch

Chipset:

TE: 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz Quad-Core / 1.14GHz Octa-Core

G: 1.3GHz Quad-Core

Camera:

TE: Rear 13MP / Front 8MP or 5MP

G: Rear 8MP / Front 8MP or 5MP

Memory:

RAM: 2GB / 1.5GB / 1GB

ROM: 16GB / 8GB

Battery: 2,300mAh

Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop

Size: 146.6 x 74.8 x 8.8mm

Network: LTE / 3G

Colors: White / Indigo / Gold

Others: 2.5D Arc Glass / Gesture Shot / Tap and Shot / Gesture Interval Shot*

K7 Key Specifications:

Display: 5.0-inch FWVGA In-cell Touch (LTE) / On-cell Touch (3G)

Chipset:

LTE: 1.1GHz Quad-Core

3G: 1.3GHz Quad-Core

Camera: Rear 8MP or 5MP / Front 5MP

Memory:

RAM: 1.5GB / 1GB

ROM: 16GB / 8GB

Battery: 2,125mAh

Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop

Size:

LTE: 143.6 x 72.5 x 8.9mm

3G: 143.6 x 72.5 x 9.05mm

Network: LTE / 3G

Colors:

LTE: Titan

3G: White / Black / Gold

Others: 2.5D Arc Glass / Gesture Shot / Gesture Interval Shot / Tap and Shot

What do you think of LG’s newest budget devices? Solid bang for your buck or something to pass on? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Pedro

    Even a new budget device has no excuse for being released in 2016 with anything but Android M.

  • Elias Boehmer

    I personally think that the oneplus x is a much better budget phone even when you compromise on the performance the oneplus x has a full glass and metal finish and an oled display

  • R.G. Etienne

    Well, I suppose we would need to know their prices in order to decide whether they are a good bang for our bucks :)

    • MatthewPDX

      Right!?

  • That One Guy

    The last LG phone I had was the g2x which was a horrible phone. So, I went to the store to check out the V10 and I did not know LG copied Samsung’s software all the way to the T. My mouth dropped! The settings menu is exactly the same with the same options. The messaging app looks the same. The dual window is funny because it is no where as functional as the original from Samsung. The dual window would not play videos from Facebook and YouTube at the same time and my note 4 does. I could not believe it. I know everyone copies, but I have never seen anything like what I just saw. That is crazy! Most companies steal a little here or there. They copied their entire user interface. Lol

  • Steve Brain

    Are budget phones even profitable for companies?

    • Fikri Pratama Darmawan

      Yes it is, probably in developing countries like Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Phillipines and India. Here in my country the overpriced ‘budget’ phones from Samsung like the J and V series are selling like hot cakes.