LG Introduces 4 New K Series Smartphones & The Stylus 3

LG are aiming to make a strong start to the 2017 year by introducing four new mass-tier K-series smartphones.

The new mid-ranged series include K3, K4, K8 and K10. Not only that, LG also plan to unveil Stylus 3 as well. The K-series is expected to be showcased at CES 2017 show in Las Vegas.

To welcome the new series, LG wrote:

“LG’s updated K Series carries over the original philosophy that all customers do not want the same things in a smartphone. Rather than offering one main smartphone model and expecting customers to adapt, the K Series was designed with the diverse needs of consumers in mind.”

LG K3

The K3 is an entry-level smartphones sporting a Snapdragon 210 chipset, 1GB of RAM and 8GB storage configuration. The K3 has a 4.5-inch and offers a disappointing FWVGA display resolution. It also offers a 5MP primary camera and a 2MP front. In the battery department, K3 is equipped with a 2,100mAh battery.

  • CPU: Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7
  • GPU: Adreno 304
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210
  • OS: Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Supported Networks: 3G, 4G LTE, Dual SIM.
  • Display: 4.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (480 x 854 pixels resolution)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 1 GB
    • Internal: 8 GB
      • Card slot: microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 5 MP, LED flash
    • Secondary: 2 MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, microUSB v2.0
  • Battery: Removable Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery

LG K4

Similar to the specifications of LG K3, the LG K4 also features the identical CPU and GPU. However, the LG K4 sports a 5-inch screen and better battery capacity, 2500 mAh battery, as opposed to LG K3.

  • CPU: Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7
  • GPU: Adreno 304
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210
  • OS: Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Supported Networks: 3G, 4G LTE, Dual SIM
  • Display: 5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (480 x 854 pixels resolution)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 1 GB
    • Internal: 8 GB
    • Card slot: microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash
    • Secondary: 5 MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, microUSB v2.0
  • Battery: Removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery

LG K8

The K8 is powered by a Snapdragon 425 chipset with a 5-inch HD display, 1.5GB RAM with 16GB of storage. The camera offering includes 13MP rear and a 5MP front. Running on Android 7.0 it packs a 2,500mAh battery.

  • CPU: Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 308
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
  • OS: Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Supported Networks: 3G, 4G LTE, Dual SIM
  • Display: 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (720 x 1280 pixels resolution)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 1.5 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB
    • Card slot: microSD, up to 32 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash
    • Secondary: 5 MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC, microUSB v2.0
  • Battery: Removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery

LG K10

The final handset in the range is the K10 which features a Mediatek’s MT6750 SoC, a 5.3-inch HD display 2GB of RAM and internal memory of 32GB. This one also packs a 13MP rear unit and a 5MP front shooter. A 2,800mAh battery, Android 7.0 Nougat and a fingerprint sensor round up the device.

  • CPU: Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T860MP2
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6750
  • OS: Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Supported Networks: 3G, 4G LTE, Dual SIM
  • Display: 5.3-inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (720 x 1280 pixels resolution)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3 GB
    • Internal: 32 GB
    • Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash
    • Secondary: 5 MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC, microUSB v2.0
  • Battery: Removable Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery

LG Stylus 3

Speaking of the LG Stylus 3, which is also being introduced in 2017, it is powered by Mediatek’s MT6750 SoC octa-core CPU, a 5.7-inch HD display, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Other features include 13MP and 8MP camera combo, Android 7.0, a 3,200mAh battery, a built-in stylus pen and a fingerprint scanner.

  • CPU: Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T860MP2
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6750
  • OS: Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Supported Networks: 3G, 4G LTE, Dual SIM
  • Display: 5.7-inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (720 x 1280 pixels resolution)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB
    • Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash
    • Secondary: 5 MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC, microUSB v2.0
  • Battery: Removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery

Note: Prices will be unveiled at the CES 2017 event, according to sources close to LG.

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  • In smartphone world where Chinese companies flood the market with cheap, most specs and featured mobile and now reliability is also a big point why LG offers with lower range batteries with these new sets.

    For example Xiaomi, Huawei, Meizu, ZUK, ZTE and OPPO etc already launch bigger battries like 4000 mAH or higher and 2 GB+ rams for economical users price range. LG like Samsung and apple lose consumer market share gradually against Chinese brand worldwide.

    Here are the 2015 and 2016 stats worldwide

    2015
    1.Samsung: 320.2197 million (22.5% market share)
    2.Apple: 225.8506 million (15.9% market share)
    3.Huawei: 104.0947 million (7.3% market share)
    4.Lenovo Motorola: 72.7482 million (5.1% market share)
    5.Xiaomi: 65.6186 million (4.6% market share)
    Others: 635.3685 million (44.6% market share)
    Total: 1,423.9003 million (100% market share)

    Q3 2016
    1.Samsung: 71.7335 million (19.2% market share)
    2.Apple: 43.0007 million (11.5% market share)
    3.Huawei: 32.4895 million (8.7% market share)
    4.Oppo: 24.9366 million (6.7% market share)
    5.BBK Communication Equipment: 19.8789 million (5.3% market share)
    Others: 181.2533 million (48.6% market share)
    Total: 373.2925 million (100% market share)

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