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LG announces five new smartphones for CES 2017

LG K and Stylus 3 announcement hero image

Today, LG has officially announced plans to launch five new smartphones at CES 2017 in Las Vegas next month.

Interestingly, the LG G6 hasn’t made the cut, with LG choosing to focus instead on five new mid-range handsets. This includes a brand-new K series as well as the latest version of its Stylus phone, perhaps to target customers disappointed by the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Although LG hasn’t yet released any information about the pricing, availability and release dates, it has published full specs for each of the new devices, with the expectation that more information will be shared at CES 2017.

LG K series

LG K series

The LG K series is the name given to LG’s new line of mid-range handsets. There will be four different models to choose from, ranging from the fairly basic K3 to the larger and more impressive K10.

While there are some essential differences between the devices, each model comes with a rear fingerprint scanner and a 120-degree wide angle camera.

The K10 is the biggest and best phone from the K series, with a 5.3-inch screen, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It comes with Android 7.0 Nougat already installed and is available with either 16GB or 32GB of storage.

Next up is the K8. Although at 5 inches it's slightly smaller than the K10, it still has the same camera specs and also runs on Android Nougat. It only comes with one storage option of 16GB though, so if you tend to have a lot of data saved onto your device, the K10 would probably suit you better.

The K4 is the same size as the K8, both measuring 5 inches, but it runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and has a less impressive 5-megapixel rear and front camera. It also only has 8GB of storage.

Last is the 4.5-inch K3. Although smaller than the K4 at just 4.5 inches, it also runs on Android Marshmallow, offers 8GB of storage and has a 5-megapixel rear camera. With just a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, however, selfies won’t be as sharp.

LG Stylus 3

LG Stylus 3

Alongside their brand-new K series, LG is also planning to launch their third-generation Stylus handset at CES 2017. LG’s latest model from its mid-range Stylus smartphones will be no doubt appeal to anyone looking for a cheaper, less explosive alternative to the Samsung Note 7.

Measuring an impressive 5.7 inches, the LG Stylus 3 is a real phablet. Already running on Android Nougat, the Stylus 3 will come with a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera, FM radio capability and, as the name would suggest, a stylus pen.

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