LG Updates its K Series Mid-range Smartphones, Debuts Third Generation Stylo Phone


LG’s list of announcements made at CES 2017 now includes 5 new mid-range smartphones, four in its mid-range K series and one from its stylus-totting Stylo range.

LG first announced the K series at last year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with 3 devices, the K4, the K7 and K10 before later expanding the series to include the K8. LG’s K series of smartphones was meant to take over from the L series which the company had used to reach out to the mid-range market segment without much success.

This year, the K series is being refreshed with a new generation of devices that feature much better designs, improved internals, better cameras and the latest Android 7.0, Nougat.

LG is also refreshing one of its rare offerings these days, a smartphone with a stylus, the Stylus 3 (Stylo 3 in the American market), with a new generation model that packs what is supposedly an upgraded stylus (LG talks of the “1.8mm diameter fiber-tip stylus”).

Here are specifications of all the 5 devices:

LG K3LG K4LG K8LG K10LG Stylus 3
Size and weight133.9 x 69.75 x 9.44mm, 132g144.76 x 72.6 x 7.9mm, 135g144.8 x 72.1 x 8.09mm, 142g148.7 x 75.3 x 7.9mm, 142g155.6 x 79.8 x 7.4mm, 149g
Display4.5-inch FWVGA On-cell Touch (854 x 480 pixels, 218ppi)5.0-inch FWVGA In-cell Touch (854 x 480 pixels, 196ppi)5.0-inch HD In-cell Touch (1280 x 720 pixels, 294ppi)5.3-inch HD In-cell Touch (1280 x 720 pixels, 277ppi)5.7-inch HD In-cell Touch (1280 x 720 pixels, 258ppi)
ProcessorQuad-core Snapdragon 210 clocked at 1.1 GHzSameQuad-core Snapdragon 425 clocked at 1.4GHzOcta-core MediaTek MT6750 clocked at 1.5GHzSame
MemoryTBATBATBATBA3GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage
CameraFront 2MP, Rear 5MPFront 5MP, Rear 5MPFront 5MP, Rear 13MPFront 5MP (Wide), Rear 13MP (Standard)Front 8MP, Rear 13MP
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 NougatSameSameSameSame
Battery2,100mAh2,500mAh (removable)Same2,800mAh (removable)3,200mAh (removable)
Network2G, 3G, LTESameSameSameSame
ConnectivityWi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n), Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0 Type BSameWi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n), Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0 Type B, NFCSameWi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n), Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0 Type B
Colour optionsBlackTitan, BlackSilver, Titan, Dark Blue, GoldBlack, Titan, GoldMetallic Titan, Pink Gold
OthersN/AN/AN/A Fingerprint ScannerStylus, FM Radio, Fingerprint Scanner