LG announces 2017 K3, K4, K8 and K10 smartphones along with the Stylus 3 with Pen support

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LG has just announced 5 smartphones ahead of CES 2017. The new 2017 K series smartphones come with upgraded internals and new design with the addition of a fingerprint sensor on the higher-end models. The LG K8, K10 and Stylus 3 also run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box while the entry-level K3 and K4 still chug along on Android Marshmallow.

The LG K3 and K4 2017 run on the Snapdragon 210 processor, packs a 480p display and have 5MP rear cameras. These entry-level smartphones do have removable batteries and are built primarily out of plastic. Both have 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of internal storage which is expandable.


LG K3 Specifications and Features

  • 4.5-inch FWVGA In-cell Touch IPS Display, 854 x 480 pixels
  • 1.1 GHz Quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 Processor
  • Adreno 304 GPU
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB Expandable Storage
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 5MP Rear Camera, LED flash
  • 2MP Front-facing Camera
  • Thickness: 9.44mm; Weight:  132g
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
  • 2100mAh Battery (Removable)


LG K4 Specifications and Features

  • 5-inch FWVGA In-cell Touch IPS Display, 854 x 480 pixels
  • 1.1 GHz Quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 Processor
  • Adreno 304 GPU
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB Expandable Storage
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 5MP Rear Camera, LED flash
  • 2MP Front-facing Camera
  • Thickness: 7.9mm; Weight:  135g
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
  • 2500mAh Battery (Removable)

The LG K8 and K10 jump into the mid-range category but still come with HD displays while most have moved to full HD panels. The LG K8 runs on the Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor while the K10 runs on the MediaTek MT6750. Both phones come with fingerprint sensors, NFC support, Bluetooth 4.2 and at least 16 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 2 TB.


LG K8 Specifications and Features

  • 5-inch HD In-cell Touch IPS Display, 720x1280 Pixels
  • 1.4 GHz Quad-Core, Snapdragon 425 Processor
  • Adreno 308 GPU
  • 1.5GB RAM, 16GB Expandable Storage
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 13MP Rear Camera, LED flash, 1080p Recording
  • 5MP Front-facing Camera
  • Thickness: 8.09mm; Weight:  142g
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, FM Radio
  • 2500mAh Battery (Removable)


LG K10 Specifications and Features

  • 5.3-inch HD In-cell Touch IPS Display, 720x1280 Pixels
  • 1.5 GHz Octa-Core, MediaTek MT6750 Processor
  • Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB Expandable Storage
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 13MP Rear Camera, LED flash, 1080p Recording
  • 5MP Front-facing Camera, 120-degree Wide-angle Lens
  • Thickness: 7.9mm; Weight:  142g
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, FM Radio
  • 2800mAh Battery (Removable)


LG Stylus 3 Specifications and Features

  • 5.7-inch HD In-cell Touch IPS Display, 2.5D Curved Glass, 720x1280 Pixels
  • 1.5 GHz Octa-Core, MediaTek MT6750 Processor
  • Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
  • 3GB RAM, 16GB Expandable Storage
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 13MP Rear Camera, LED flash, 1080p Recording
  • 8MP Front-facing Camera
  • Thickness: 7.4mm; Weight:  149g
  • Fingerprint Sensor, Stylus Pen
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, FM Radio
  • 3200mAh Battery (Removable)

The LG Stylus 3 (Stylo 3 in the US) comes with a fiber tip pen which can be used to interact with the display. The stylus has been improved to feel more like a real pen in your hand while writing, the input lag has been reduced as well. This time around a fingerprint sensor has also been added. The LG Stylus 3 too gets screen-off memo support and Pen keeper apps.

The new LG K-series smartphones and the Stylus 3 will be showcased at CES 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention hall.