LG ahead of the CES 2016 trade show has announced its first K-Series smartphones, the LG K10 and LG K7. The company claims the new series succeeds its L-Series. The South Korean tech giant is touting the glossy pebble design of the K10 and the K7, their photography capabilities, as well as the 'premium UX' features they bring from higher-end devices. Pricing and availability details have not been announced yet.
The LG K10 (seen above) is an Android 5.1 Lollipop-based smartphone featuring a 5.3-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution display. It comes in two variants based on 3G and 4G LTE connectivity support. The 3G variant packs a quad-core 1.3GHz processor (unspecified) under-the-hood. It features an 8-megapixel rear camera and depending on the market, an 8-megapixel or 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone is backed by a 2300mAh battery.
As for the 4G LTE variant of LG K10, the smartphone will once again depending on the market house a quad-core processor clocked at either 1.3GHz or 1.2GHz, or an octa-core processor clocked at 1.14GHz. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera along with 8-megapixel or 5-megapixel front-facing camera depending on the market.
LG will offer three different memory configurations for both K10 variants - 1GB, 1.5GB, and 2GB. On the storage front, the LG K10 will house 16GB or 8GB of inbuilt storage. Backed by a 2300mAh battery, the smartphone measures 146.6x74.8x8.8mm and will be arriving in three colour variants - White, Indigo, and Gold.
The LG K7 (seen above) smartphone also runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box but features less powerful innards as compared to the K10. It too arrives in 3G and 4G LTE supporting variants. The 3G model packs a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, while the 4G LTE version packs a 1.1GHz quad-core SoC.
Both K7 variants feature a 5-inch FWVGA (854x480 pixels) resolution display. However, while the 3G variant sports on-cell touch technology, the 4G LTE variant is listed to feature in-cell touch technology. Some of the other specifications included are 8-megapixel or 5-megapixel rear cameras (depending on the region); a 5-megapixel front-facing camera; 1.5GB or 1GB RAM; 8GB or 16GB inbuilt storage, and 2125mAh battery.
The 3G variant of LG K7 measures 143.6x72.5x9.05mm and will be available in White, Black, and Gold colour variants, while the 4G LTE version measures 143.6x72.5x8.9mm, and will be available in Titan colour. Some of the other features of the LG K10 and LG K7 smartphones include 2.5D Arc Glass design along with Gesture Shot, Tap and Shot, and Gesture Interval shot function for taking images.
"Our 2016 K Series is the latest example of LG applying it best mobile technology and premium design philosophy across numerous smartphone categories," said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "Customers equate the LG name with great smartphone imaging technology and we are committed to delivering on that flattering expectation."