LG debuts new mid-range series at CES 2016 with K7, K10
New mid-range K series unveiled by LG at CES 2016
The Consumer Electronics Shows (CES) is never the best place to find the latest and greatest in mobile technology ““ that is reserved for Mobile World Congress (MWC) ““ with many appliances taking the forefront from the world‘s largest electronics manufacturers. Luckily, a large Korean firm has obliged with some new mid-range devices.
They‘re not exactly class-leading machines like we saw with the LG G4 or even keep the same design language like the LG G4 Stylus, but at least these phones invigorate the company‘s mid-range lineup with some refined design and decent core specs. They form part of a new K-series of devices, namely the LG K7 and LG K10.
Both of them sport 2.5D Arc Glass and should have some decent optics for the lower-end K7 and more impressive ones for the K10. There will be different variants for various markets, but the core specs should stay relatively constant. Check out the known specs below:
854 x 480
1280 x 720
Quad-core OR Octa-core
1.2/1.3GHz OR 1.14GHz
8 megapixels rear / 5 megapixels front
13 megapixels / 8 or 5 megapixels
143.6 x 72.5 x 8.9mm
146 x 74.8 x 8.8mm
What do you think about the looks of these devices? Would you be interested if they came to SA? Let us know in the comments below. Below is the full press release from LG. LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2016“” This week, LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its K Series, a new line of smartphones with the advanced camera technology and UX features of LG‘s premium models. The first two devices in the series, K10 and K7, will make their public debut at the 2016 CES in Las Vegas. LG K Series smartphones will be the first to offer LG‘sglossy pebbledesign language, a contemporary, stylish look with a curved, modern finish aimed at a younger audience. The glossy pebble design is complemented by LG‘s new2.5D Arc Glassfor a smooth and seamless style that could only be made possible due to the sides of K Series smartphones being free of button clutter. With design cues borrowed from nature, the K10 and K7 look far more expensive and exclusive than they really are. The back cover features an intricate woven pattern for optimal grip and confidence when on the move. And because consumers on the move tend to enjoy an active lifestyle, the K Series is designed with multimedia creating and consumption in mind with a roomy display to show images and videos captured with the most advanced camera on a smartphone in this category “” 13MP on the rear and 8MP on the front in the case of the K10. Featuring LG‘s popular Gesture Shot and Gesture Interval Shot, taking selfies is easy and hassle-free. Gesture Shot enables users to take photos simply by raising an open hand in front of the lens and then clenching it into a fist. Closing one‘s hand twice automatically leads to the Gesture Interval Shot and will produce four consecutive photos. Both devices are equipped with Flash for Selfie on the front to help users capture priceless moments whenever, wherever the need might arise, even in the dark. “œOur 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. “œCustomers equate the LG name with great smartphone imaging technology and we are committed to delivering on that flattering expectation.“
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