LG has launched it’s new budget smartphone K10 (4G) in the Indian market today priced at Rs. 13,500. LG also launched the LG K7 priced at Rs. 9,500.
LG touts them as “First made in India smartphones”.
Both the smartphones comes with 2.5 D curve glass and also has 4G LTE/VOLTE support.
The smartphone comes with 5.3 inch HD display with (1280*720) resolution and a nice looking curved 2.5 D glass Arc.
The K10’s display uses the Insel touch technology which makes the display thinner and more touch responsive, something LG uses in it’s high end models.
The device is not meant for consumers looking for beefed up hardware specs, but for those looking for a good looking smartphone with better build quality.
LG Electronics MC Business Division President Jojunho emphasized that said “K10 is a premium design and product experience with affordable performance”, “will improve the future competitiveness in the entry-level smartphone market with products that reflect the needs of different consumers.”
The 2.5 D curved glass makes the screen edges more smooth and makes the device easy to use and hold. You may have experienced the 2.5D glass arc on many smartphones like the Apple iPhone 6 and many other budget android smartphones.
The LG K10 along with another start range smartphone LG K7 were unveiled back in CES 2016 and now the smartphone has gone on sale in India.
Lg in an official blog post announced that the new smartphone will come in 2 color variants Indigo Black and White.
The LG K10 comes with curved design with the signature volume and power button at the back like most of it’s high end models.
The smartphone runs on an 1.3 Ghz Quad Core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 410) along with 1.5 GB Ram.
It is inadmissible that Lg is not offering even 2 GB Ram, when competition is offering 3 GB RAM in similar priced smartphones.
LG K10 comes with a 13 mega pixel rear camera with Auto-focus and led flash, and there is a 5 MP front shooter for clicking selfies.
The smartphone comes with 16 GB of internal storage, and has a micro-sd card slot too.
The device has 4G LTE ,Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, USB 2.0 support.
LG K10 has a 2300 mAH capacity battery which may be just okay to run entire day with moderate usage.
The smartphone measures 8.8 mm in thickness and weighs 140 grams.
LG K10 runs on the Android Lollipop OS along with LG software optimization and pre-installed Apps.
LG K10 may not be battling against the Lenovo K4 Note /Redmi Note 3 as far as the specs are concerned but it is made for brand conscious buyers with need of a better build quality and premium looks.
LG K7 LTE Priced @ Rs. 9500
LG has also launched the smaller display version of the LG K10 4G LTE. It is named as the LG K7. The LG K7 comes with a 5.0 inch display with (854*480) pixels resolution.
The smartphone is powered by a 1.1 Ghz Quad -Core processor along with 1.5 GB of RAM. LG is still bundling the Android Lollipop with the K10/K7 while Android marshmallow has been out for a good 7 months period now.
The impressive thing about the K7 is the 2.5D curve glass display which makes it look much better compared to grandiose specs rich competition devices.
It bears a 5 Mega pixel front camera for clicking selfies. Sadly, the rear camera also comes with a 5 MP Lens which probably won’t be liked by LG fans.
LG K7 comes with 4G LTE support and has 2125 mAH battery capacity. The device has 8 GB of internal storage which can be further expanded using a memory card.
LG K7 will find tough competition from arch rival Samsung’s J3 and On5 mobiles and tirade of Chinese smartphones in this price range.
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