LG has been on a roll as far as premium smartphones go with its flagship smartphone, the LG G4, winning praise from all quarters for the design LG has come to be known for and also its brilliant camera, often cited as one of the very best on a smartphone this year. There’s also the bully LG V10 which went on sale recently. In the mid-range segment, LG may not be as aggressive as its competitors but it has several options like the Magna and the new LG Class which will soon hit the international smartphone market as the LG Zero. However, LG has been lacking in options down in the food chain, at the entry level.
That is set to change as the company is said to be in the process of introducing into the market a device currently only identified as the LG K7 and internally codenamed as M1.
The LG K7 is expected to feature a 5-inch FWVGA (480×854) display, 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB onboard storage, a Snapdragon 210 chipset and 5-megapixel cameras on the front and back.
The above-rumoured specifications may sound vaguely familiar. Well, it’s because they actually are! That’s pretty much been the spec sheet for smartphones in Samsung’s Galaxy J series which is targeted at the low-end smartphone buyer. The latest of such devices, the Galaxy J3, was only made official a few weeks ago and is expected to go on sale later this month and, at least on paper, is slightly better than the K1 spec-wise.
The LG K1 smartphone is not expected until early next year.