Who said budget-friendly Android devices have to go unnoticed and cater only to people unconcerned with fashion? Definitely not LG, as the recently unveiled K7 and K10 handhelds aim to stand out with now iconic physical rear buttons, as well as an overall new “glossy pebble” design language, 2.5D curved glass, and “intricate woven pattern” to the back cover that improves grip.
Granted, the two are nowhere near as robust as, say, the Xiaomi Redmi 3, with an all-plastic build on deck, but for their price points, the K-series road-openers clearly look special. Following last week’s CES introduction, the higher-end family member today picks up an official release date and MSRP for Korea.
In LG’s homeland, the K10 will cost the rough equivalent of $165 (200,000 won), taking orders as early as Thursday, January 14. The quality – pricing ratio sounds fair, albeit perhaps short of spectacular, with the snazzy 5.3-incher featuring more than respectable 13 and 5MP cameras, 720p screen resolution, quad-core processing power, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage, 4G LTE connectivity, and a removable 2,300 mAh battery.
Coated in white and indigo black, the LG K10 is a little chunky for the mediocre juicer it hauls, at 8.8mm, weighing 140 grams, and sadly running the outdated Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. After Korea, this premium-looking mid-range soldier should spread to other parts of Asia, plus Europe before long, with no words of eventual US availability just yet.
On American shores, LG has merely promised to bring the lower-end, no doubt cheaper K7, with carriers T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and Boost Mobile already in the 5-incher’s corner.
Source: LG Korea