Tuesday , October 24 2017

LG unveils four new K-series handsets and the Stylus 3 ahead of CES


It seems there will be some new smartphones showing up at CES in just a couple of weeks, with LG today unveiling their offerings including four K-series phones and an updated Stylus series handset.

Stylus 3

The big gun here is the Stylus 3 which comes with an improved stylus that will ‘provide the feel and feedback of an actual pen when writing on the screen’. As well as a more refined stylus experience, the phone has some fairly decent specs including a 5.7″ HD display, Octa-Core (Mediatek) processor and 3GB of RAM. LG has also used a removable battery on the Stylus 3, just in case.

Full specs for the Stylus 3 include:

  • 5.7-inch HD In-cell Touch (1280 x 720 / 258ppi)
  • MT6750 1.5GHz Octa-Core
  • 3GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 16GB eMMC ROM with microSD (up to 2TB)
  • 8MP Front-facing camera and 8MP Rear Camera
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n) / Bluetooth 4.2 / USB 2.0
  • Stylus Pen / FM Radio / Fingerprint Scanner
  • 3,200mAh (removable) battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 155.6 x 79.8 x 7.4mm @ 149g

With Android 7.0 installed, the Stylus 3 is starting out on the right foot in terms of software, but you can guarantee you’ll find the LG UX included. LG will be releasing the Stylyus 3 in Metallic Titan and Pink Gold colouring. Stay tuned for more information on pricing and availability closer to launch.

K-Series

The K-series handsets – K10, K8, K4, and K3 – are more staid in terms of bang for buck, but as budget offerings they’ll have broad appeal at the lower end of the market. While the K10 has the highest specs, it does use a Mediatek processor as opposed to the K3, K4 and K8 which all use Qualcomm processors.

In terms of software, the K10 and K8 models come with Android 7.0 installed, while the K3 and K4 models at least get Marshmallow.

Full specs for the K series phones include:

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

Availability and pricing for the K Series phones will be announced closer to launch.

We’ll be catching up with LG at CES next month to see the K Series and Stylus 3 in the flesh, and of course we’ll be asking about their plans for launching the phones here in Australia.

 

See the rest of Ausdroid's CES 2017 coverage here.

 
Source: LG.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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