LG announces two mid-range smartphones, K10 and K7, at CES 2016

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LG has announced two new mid-range smartphones at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier today, the K10 and K7. The two smartphones are part of the new K series, set to succeed the L series.

The two new smartphones are built for what LG calls the “mass-tier”, which we presume means for anyone. Both feature the back-button found on the LG G4 and V10, alongside a rugged back cover, which LG claims gives “confidence on the move.”

LG has imported some software from its high-end devices as well, including Gesture Shot and Gesture Interval Shot, for taking better selfies.

In terms of specs, LG has a lot of regional variations. The K10 features a 5.3-inch 720p display, 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz quad-core or 1.4GHz octa-core processor, either 1GB, 1.5GB or 2GB of  RAM, 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel or 13-megapixel camera, 2,300mAh battery, and 3G or LTE.

The K7 also has regional differences. It has a less exciting 5-inch 480p display, 1.1GHz or 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB or 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel or 8-megapixel camera and a 2,125mAh battery.

LG has not said what regions will receive the higher-end models.

The K10 will be available in white, indigo, and gold, while the K7 will swap the indigo for black.

Both smartphones will run Android 5.1 Lollipop. We haven’t received word when the two smartphones will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, though we suspect it will be soon, and perhaps before the smartphones arrive in some regions.

Pricing is also unknown, alongside regional launch dates. We hope to hear more from LG on the K series’ future and the two devices at CES 2016.


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