Skip to main content

Tough K50S and K40S phones are just a taste of what’s coming soon from LG

Image used with permission by copyright holder

LG has announced two new smartphones ahead of the IFA 2019 technology show at the beginning of September — the K50S and K40S. While there are interesting aspects to the two phones, we are also expecting LG to launch something much more exciting at the show itself.

Contents

Designed for multimedia according to LG, the K50S and K40S are also notable for the MIL-STD-810G toughness rating, making them able to stand up to some relatively harsh treatment, at least compared to flagships made of glass.

What about the rest of the specification? Let’s take a closer look.

LG K50S

Image used with permission by copyright holder

The K50S has a triple lens camera mounted horizontally on the back, made up of a main 13-megapixel camera, a second 5-megapixel super wide angle camera, and a third 2-megapixel depth sensing camera. It’s the first K-Series LG phone to have a wide-angle camera. On the front is a 13-megapixel selfie camera. It’s hidden inside a droplet-style notch that’s very effectively disguised by the wallpaper in the press photos. It’s set inside a 6.5-inch screen with an HD+ resolution. There are small bezels around the edge of the screen, too.

Security is handled by a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, Android 9.0 Pie is installed, and there’s a sizable 4,000mAh battery inside. Other features include DTS:X 3D sound, a MicroSD card slot, and 32GB of internal storage space. LG has not revealed which processor runs the K50S, but does state it has a 2.0Ghz clock speed and that the phone has 3GB of RAM.

LG K40S

Image used with permission by copyright holder

LG has apparently used the same processor as the K50S in the K40S, and it comes with either 3GB or 2GB of RAM, depending on where the phone is purchased. It also has the rear fingerprint sensor, Android 9.0 Pie, the 13-megapixel selfie camera, and 32GB of storage space seen on the K50S.

The screen is smaller though, at 6.1 inches, and the rear camera has lost the 2-megapixel depth-sensing lens. The good news is the 5-megapixel wide-angle lens remains, along with the 13-megapixel main camera. The battery is smaller with a 3,500mAh capacity. It will be sold in aurora black or Moroccan blue, the same color options available for the K50S.

The two K-Series phones will be sold in Europe, Asia, and Latin America from October, with prices to be announced locally. Will this be it for LG at IFA? No, there’s a great chance it has something much more exciting to show in Berlin next month — a dual-screen smartphone. We’ll be at the show to bring you all the details.

Editors' Recommendations

Andy Boxall
Senior Mobile Writer
Andy is a Senior Writer at Digital Trends, where he concentrates on mobile technology, a subject he has written about for…
How to download Instagram photos for free
Instagram app running on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5.

Instagram is amazing, and many of us use it as a record of our lives — uploading the best bits of our trips, adventures, and notable moments. But sometimes you can lose the original files of those moments, leaving the Instagram copy as the only available one . While you may be happy to leave it up there, it's a lot more convenient to have another version of it downloaded onto your phone or computer. While downloading directly from Instagram can be tricky, there are ways around it. Here are a few easy ways to download Instagram photos.

Read more
Samsung is about to display the Galaxy Ring for the first time
A photo of the Samsung Galaxy Ring teased at Unpacked 2024.

Last year, there was much talk about Samsung launching a smart ring to compete with the likes of the Oura ring, and last month it became a reality when the Korean company teased the Galaxy Ring in a slick video at the end of its Unpacked event.

It all went a bit quiet after that ... until now, that is.

Read more
This tiny dongle will change 5G connectivity forever
TCL Linkkey IK511 5G Dongle against a blue background.

TCL is having a busy start to 2024. First, it announced a staggering number of new smartphones and two new tablets at CES, and now it’s unveiling something else at MWC 2024 — one of the world’s first 5G dongles that takes advantage of the latest power-efficient 5G standards.

TCL Mobile’s Linkkey IK511 is a pocketable new 5G adapter that’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X35 5G Modem-RF system, which debuted last year as the first 5G modem to support the new NR-Light “RedCap” standard.
5G for everyone, everything, everywhere
TCL Linkkey IK511 TCL

Read more