LG has announced its the new K-series of smartphones which it says “look far more expensive and exclusive than they really are”. The company has not yet revealed the pricing of the phones, but the renders sent to the press show some rather pretty devices.
As far as the design goes, the K-series is said to be fitted with “LG’s new 2.5D Arc Glass for a smooth and seamless style”. We have no idea what the Arc Glass is, but the pattern on the back of the K-series smartphones makes them a whole lot more interesting. LG says that this is to provide optimal grip, but that requires a hands on to confirm.
At the moment, the K-series is split into two models; each featuring several variations in specifications. The larger LG K10 sports a 5.3-inch HD display, and comes in both an LTE and 3G variants. The LTE version ships with either choices from 1.2GHz quadcore, 1.3 quadcore, or 1.4 octacore processors; while the 3G version will only be available with a 1.3GHz quadcore processor. Onboard memory ranges from 1GB, 1.5GB, to 2GB; and storage is similarly split between 16GB or 8GB.
Alternatively, the K7 is fitted with a 5-inch FWVGA display; which shows its budget minded design. Fortunately, it is still available in both LTE and 3G variants. The LTE version has a 1.1GHz quadcore processor, while the 3G K7 has a slightly better 1.3GHz quadcore processor. Memory comes in choices of 1.5GB or 1GB RAM, while storage is divided into 16GB and 8GB models.
We have no idea how these specifications go with each other, or how many models LG will actually be offering to the public. It is likely that the best specifications will be matched with each other to produce a performance model, while the budget models will pack the lower end internals. Still, that is speculation at this point.
LG has not revealed a launch date or price for the new K-series, although it will be putting them on display at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. Chances are that more details will appear when LG is ready to bring the smartphones to market.