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 K3||LG K4||LG K8||LG K10||LG Stylus 3|
|Size and weight||133.9 x 69.75 x 9.44mm, 132g||144.76 x 72.6 x 7.9mm, 135g||144.8 x 72.1 x 8.09mm, 142g||148.7 x 75.3 x 7.9mm, 142g||155.6 x 79.8 x 7.4mm, 149g|
|Display||4.5-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)|
|Processor||Quad-core Snapdragon 210 clocked at 1.1 GHz||Same||Quad-core Snapdragon 425 clocked at 1.4GHz||Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 clocked at 1.5GHz||Same|
|Memory||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||3GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage|
|Camera||Front 2MP, Rear 5MP||Front 5MP, Rear 5MP||Front 5MP, Rear 13MP||Front 5MP (Wide), Rear 13MP (Standard)||Front 8MP, Rear 13MP|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Nougat||Same||Same||Same||Same|
|Battery||2,100mAh||2,500mAh (removable)||Same||2,800mAh (removable)||3,200mAh (removable)|
|Network||2G, 3G, LTE||Same||Same||Same||Same|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n), Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0 Type B||Same||Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n), Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0 Type B, NFC||Same||Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n), Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0 Type B|
|Colour options||Black||Titan, Black||Silver, Titan, Dark Blue, Gold||Black, Titan, Gold||Metallic Titan, Pink Gold|
|Others||N/A||N/A||N/A||Fingerprint Scanner||Stylus, FM Radio, Fingerprint Scanner|