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LG K3 (2017), K4 (2017) India Launch Expected on Wednesday

LG-K3

LG India has started sending media invites for an event on Wednesday where the company is expected to introduce new K-Series smartphone. The event will take place at the side lines of India Mobile Congress 2017. The launch invite clearly shows “K” letter embossed suggesting that the company may showcase the new K-Series smartphones. It is being widely speculated that LG may unveil new K3 or K4 smartphone on Wednesday.

LG, at the beginning of 2017, unveiled four new K-Series smartphones globally though only two have made it to the Indian market so far, the LG K8 and LG K10 2017 editions. There are speculations that LG may unveil both the LG K-Series smartphones at the same event.

The last LG K-Series handset, the LG K8 (2017), was unveiled in August, and was priced at Rs. 11,000. Prior to this, LG unveiled the LG K10 (2017) priced at Rs. 13,990 back in February this year.

Both the LG K3 (2017) and LG K4 (2017) smartphones were initially announced at CES 2017. There was no pricing announced for both the phones.

For specifications, the LG K3 (2017) features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) IPS display and sports a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of inbuilt storage with expandable storage support up to 32GB via microSD card. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based LG K3 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and also houses a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It measures 133.9×69.7×9.4mm and weighs 132 grams. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and Micro-USB. LG K3 (2017) is backed by a 2100mAh removable battery and will be available in Metallic Titan as well as Pink Gold colours.

The LG K4 (2017) features a 5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display with a pixel density of 196ppi. It is powered by the same processor as the LG K3. The LG K4 packs 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM and comes with 8GB inbuilt storage with expandable storage support via microSD card (up to 32GB). It sports 5-megapixel front and rear cameras. LG K4 (2017) packs a 2500mAh removable battery and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It measures 144.7×72.6×7.9mm and weighs 135 grams. Connectivity options on the handset include 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, Bluetooth 4.1, and Micro-USB. The LG K4 will be available in Titan and Black colours.

LG K3 (2017)


General

Release date December 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 133.90 x 69.70 x 9.40
Weight (g) 132.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2100
Removable battery Yes
Colours Black
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 4.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 480×854 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 218

Hardware

Processor 1.1GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32

Camera

Rear camera 5-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 2-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 6.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

LG K4 (2017)


General

Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 144.70 x 72.60 x 7.90
Weight (g) 135.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2500
Removable battery Yes
Colours Titan, Black
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 480×854 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 196

Hardware

Processor 1.1GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32

Camera

Rear camera 5-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 6.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS No
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No