Less expensive smartphones are getting better. That’s been the sentiment for the past few years now, with more of the big brands realising that mass market phones should be focusing on offering as much value as they can. We’ve seen it recently with Oppo’s recent string of A series phones, and we should be seeing it soon when LG Electronics release their generously specced K-series.
The mid-tier range from the stalwart company will include three models launching in Australia shortly, all with similar features like 6.55-inch screens, impressive batteries, and varied storage options. A quad-camera set up will be standard across all three, for the first time in the company’s history.
The A$259 K41S is the most entry-level of the bunch, with a 6.55″ FHD+ FullVision display, a team of 13MP, 5MP super wide, 2MP depth and 2MP macro lenses on the rear, and an 8MP front-facing camera. Like the other two, thin bezels are being promised to maximise visuals and help make the phone at least feel a bit more premium. 32GB of on-board storage should keep budget-conscious content creators happy.
The A$329 K51S ups the storage to 64GB, switches the primary camera up to 32MP (but keeps the others in its quad-array the same), and boosts to front-facing lens from 8MP on the K41S to 13MP.
The highest price tag is for the K61, at just A$429. It has 128GB on-board storage, a primary 48MP camera – the highest-resolution main camera in any LG smartphone to date – and 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP depth and 2MP macro cameras. The front-facing camera is 16MP.
All three mark the first time LG has used a quad camera set-up for its smartphones, while all models also include DTS: X 3D Surround Sound, a rear fingerprint sensor, AI functionality to help with the photography, and Google Lens.
All models will have a 4,000mAh battery, but there’s no word on any fast charging capabilities. We’ll find out soon enough.
“We are committed to delivering advanced smartphone features at a competitive price for the Australian market. With LG incorporating optimum features into the K series, we know this can be an affordable alternative for money conscious consumers at this time,” said Linda Louskos, Marketing Manager, Mobile, LG Electronics Australia.
The LG K series will be available nationally during the coming months from JB HiFi, The Good Guys, Big W, Bing Lee, Kmart, Australia Post and Target.