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LG rolls out promising budget line in India, can it take on Xiaomi?
LG hasn’t enjoyed the biggest success in recent years, as the likes of Samsung, HUAWEI, Xiaomi, and others have stolen its thunder. The company isn’t giving up though, and it’s just launched the LG W series in India in a bid to claw back market-share.
The new phones, spotted by XDA-Developers, are the LG W10, LG W30, and LG W30 Pro. The phones have much in common, sharing a 4,000mAh battery, a rear fingerprint scanner, microUSB port, a lightweight take on Android Pie, camera-based face unlock, and at least two rear cameras.
The W10 and W30 share even more features, namely a low-end MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. But the W10 is clearly the lower tier offering, delivering a 6.19-inch HD+ screen, a 13MP+5MP rear camera pairing, and an 8MP selfie camera.
Meanwhile, the W30 offers a 6.26-inch HD+ screen, a 12MP+13MP ultra wide+2MP depth trio on the back, and a 16MP front-facing shooter.
Need something with a little more grunt? Then the LG W30 Pro might be for you, offering a Snapdragon 632 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. Otherwise, you’re also getting a 6.21-inch HD+ screen, a 13MP+8MP ultra wide+5MP depth rear camera combo, and a 16MP selfie snapper.
The LG W10 starts at 8,999 rupees (~$130), while the W30 will set you back 9,999 rupees (~$145), with both devices going on sale from July 3. The W30 Pro hasn’t received a price just yet though.
The W30 Pro doesn’t fare too badly on paper compared to something like the 11,999-rupee (~$172) Redmi Y3, sharing the same chipset, 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage. LG’s device stands out with an ultra-wide camera, but the Xiaomi device delivers a 32MP selfie camera and USB-C connectivity.
This is an interesting play from LG and it’s undoubtedly hoping its new phones can grab a slice of India’s lucrative low-end market. Keen on the LG W series yourself? Check it out at Amazon via the button below.