In this busy, busy time of copious smartphone announcements, one must do something to stand out or risk not being noticed at all. Jumping the gun often works. That’s why LG decided to announce three new devices ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019’s other big-name announcements (hint: Samsung’s announcing one tonight).
LG’s reveal concerns a trio of upcoming mid-rangers. These are the Q60, K50 and K40, and they will be showcased at MWC in Barcelona next week. We’re just hearing about them a little early. All three come with LG’s HD+ FullVision displays, 2GHz octa-core processors and AI functionality in the snappers. The Q60 and K50 sport waterdrop-cutouts (or just a U-shaped notch) — a design element we might be seeing a lot more of this year.
Do they tally up?
The LG Q60 has a 6.26in HD+ display, a triple-camera setup around the back (16MP+2MP+5MP), and a 13MP shooter up front. It packs just enough memory to be considered a standard mid-range phone — 3GB RAM and 64GB storage. It also promises a respectable 3,500mAh battery.
The K50 offers more or less the same specs as the Q60, but the rear-camera setup is reduced to only two sensors (13MP+2MP) and it has just 32GB of storage.
Last but not least, the LG K40 will likely be the most ‘budget’ of the three. This is thanks to just 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage inside, and a smaller 3,000mAh battery. Display-wise, it has a 5.7in HD+ display and no notch.
This category is booming with impressive devices, like the Huawei P-Smart, Honor 8X and fresh Xiaomi devices, and even OnePlus (which is on import, soz). We’re not sure yet when these handsets will make it to SA or what they will cost. As always, we’ll let you know once we find out.
Source: Android Authority