LG Readies New Mid-Range Smartphone Lineup for CES 2017 Debut

Posted Thu Dec 22, 2016 at 04:00 PM PST by
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Five new smartphone models will be revealed at CES.

LG has announced plans to debut four new K Series smartphones at CES 2017. In addition, the company will unveil its new Stylo 3 at the show as well. The upcoming mid-range products are designed to offer many of the same premium technologies found on LG's higher end smartphone models.

"Our 2017 mass-tier, mid-range smartphones focus on giving our customers a wide variety of options and choices for their smartphone lifestyles," said Juno Cho, president of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "What's consistent in all our K Series and Stylus 3 devices is that they look and feel premium, offer replaceable batteries and all come with expandable memory slots – what customers consider key factors when buying smartphones in this category."

The new K Series will feature four models -- the K3, K4, K8, and K10 -- providing different options to match different customer's needs. Screen sizes range from 4.5-inches to 5.3-inches with resolutions ranging from 854 x 480 to 1280 x 720. Meanwhile, the LG Stylo 3 features a 5.7-inch 720p screen and is designed to provide a great note taking experience by simulating the feel of an actual pen with the device's new 1.8mm diameter fiber-tip stylus.

Here's a full rundown of specs for each model per the press release...

K10 Key Specifications:

Chipset: MT6750 1.5 GHz Octa-Core
Display: 5.3-inch HD In-cell Touch (1280 x 720 / 277ppi)
Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 RAM / 16 or 32GB eMMC ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
Camera: Front 5MP (Wide) / Rear 13MP (Standard)
Battery: 2,800mAh (removable)
Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
Size: 148.7 x 75.3 x 7.9mm
Weight: 142g
Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n) / Bluetooth 4.2 / USB 2.0  / NFC
Color: Black / Titan / Gold
Other: Fingerprint Scanner

K8 Key Specifications:

Chipset: MSM8917 1.4 Quad-Core
Display: 5.0-inch HD In-cell Touch (1280 x 720 / 294ppi)
Memory: 1.5GB LPDDR3 RAM / 16GB eMMC ROM / microSD (up to 32GB)
Camera: Front 5MP / Rear 13MP
Battery: 2,500mAh (removable)
Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
Size: 144.8 x 72.1 x 8.09mm
Weight: 142g
Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n) / Bluetooth 4.2 / USB 2.0  / NFC
Color: Silver / Titan / Dark Blue / Gold

K4 Key Specifications:

Chipset: MSM8909 1.1GHz Quad-Core
Display: 5.0-inch FWVGA In-cell Touch (854 x 480 / 196ppi)
Memory: 1GB LPDDR3 RAM / 8GB eMMC ROM / microSD (up to 32GB)
Camera: Front 5MP / Rear 5MP
Battery: 2,500mAh (removable)
Operating System: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Size: 144.76 x 72.6 x 7.9mm
Weight: 135g
Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n) / Bluetooth 4.1 / USB 2.0
Color: Titan / Black

K3 Key Specifications:

Chipset: MSM8909 1.1GHz Quad-Core
Display: 4.5-inch FWVGA On-cell Touch (854 x 480 / 218ppi)
Memory: 1GB LPDDR3 RAM / 8GB eMMC ROM / microSD (up to 32GB)
Camera: Front 2MP / Rear 5MP
Battery: 2,100mAh (removable)
Operating System: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Size: 133.9 x 69.75 x 9.44mm
Weight: 132g
Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n) / Bluetooth 4.1 / USB 2.0
Color: Black

Stylo 3 Key Specifications:

Chipset: MT6750 1.5GHz Octa-Core
Display: 5.7-inch HD In-cell Touch (1280 x 720 / 258ppi)
Memory: 3GB LPDDR3 RAM / 16GB eMMC ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
Camera: Front 8MP / Rear 13MP
Battery: 3,200mAh (removable)
Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
Size: 155.6 x 79.8 x 7.4mm
Weight: 149g
Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n) / Bluetooth 4.2 / USB 2.0
Color: Metallic Titan / Pink Gold
Other: Stylus Pen / FM Radio / Fingerprint Scanner

Pricing and availability will be announced in the coming weeks. All five smartphones will be on display at CES 2017 from January 5-8 in Las Vegas.

Source: LG

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