[CES 2016] Smartphones don’t necessarily have to be expensive to be good. Take a look at handsets like the Moto G or the Lumia 520, both of which are low-mid range devices that have done incredibly well for themselves, thanks to a combination of decent hardware and attractive price points.
If you are looking for a mid-range device that’s newer, LG might have something for you as the company has recently announced a pair of mid-range smartphones that falls under its K-series of handsets. These devices are the K10 and the K7, both of which don’t exactly pack the most powerful hardware, but they should be more than capable of getting the job done.
Starting with the K10, the phone will pack a 5.3-inch HD display and will come in either an LTE or 3G variants. The former will pack a 1.2-1.3GHz quad-core chipset or a 1.14GHz octa-core chipset under its hood, while the latter will be powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. RAM options include 2GB, 1.5GB, and 1GB, with 8/16GB for storage.
It will feature a 2,300mAh battery with a 13MP rear-facing camera for the LTE model, an 8MP for the 3G model, and 8/5MP front-facing cameras. It will also come with Android 5.1 Lollipop preinstalled.
Moving onto the K7, this handset isn’t as powerful as the K10. It will feature a 5-inch FWVGA display and under the hood, the LTE model will be powered by a 1GHz quad-core processor, while the 3G model will be powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core chipset. RAM options include 1.5GB and 1GB, and storage will be the same at 8 and 16GB options.
The cameras include in the K7 are of the 8/5MP for the rear-facing camera, and a 5MP snapper for the front camera. It will pack a 2,125mAh battery with Android 5.1 Lollipop preinstalled. Unfortunately pricing and availability is unknown at this point.