LG Electronics, earlier today, announced the launch of its 2020 K-Series lineup of budget handsets. The fresh lineup now consists of three new smartphones – the LG K61, K51S, and the LG K41S. All three devices feature upgraded specifications and features over their predecessors from 2019. LG claims that many features on these relatively affordable handsets come straight from their premium lineup of Android handsets. Let us take a closer look at the specifications of these three handsets.
LG K61 Specifications, Features
The LG K61 is the priciest of the three phones announced today and features a large 6.5-inch LCD display with FHD+ resolution in the 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone comes powered by a 2.3GHz octa-core processor — the make of which LG has not revealed in the press release. The device ships in two versions — a base 4GB+64GB variant and a 4GB+128GB version with support for microSD cards for memory expansion.
The handset also gets a 4000 mAh battery. There is no mention of support for fast charging, though. Like its predecessor from last year, the LG K61 is MIL-STD 810G compliant. For security, the handset gets a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The camera setup on the LG K61 consists of quad cameras at the rear and a single 16MP front-facing camera. The primary rear camera uses a 48MP sensor while the secondary camera there uses an 8MP sensor mated to an ultrawide angle lens. The phone also gets a dedicated 2MP macro camera and a 5MP depth sensor.
The LG K61 comes in three color options and also supports dual-band Wi-Fi as well as BlueTooth 5.0, and LTE networks. Wired connectivity is via USB Type-C.
LG K51S Specifications, Features
Positioned below the K61 is the LG K51S, which shares most of the features with its more expensive siblings with slight cutbacks. The phone, for example, gets the same-sized display measuring 6.5-inches across but cuts down on the resolution and uses an HD+ panel instead of the FHD+ panel we saw on the K61. The processor, however, remains the same and the phone retains the octa-core 2.3 GHz chip. The LGK51S is also offered with lower RAM and memory options with the handset coming in a single 3GB+64GB option. The handset also gets a microSD card slot for memory expansion. The battery capacity remains at 4,000 mAh with no support for fast charging. The handset also supports LTE and 3G networks and gets a USB Type-C port for wired connections. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner as well for additionals security.
The LG K51S also gets a quad-camera setup at the rear consisting of a 13MP primary camera, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. At the front, the handset gets by with a 13MP camera for selfies and video calls. Like the K61, this phone is also MIL-STD 810G compliant.
LG K41S Specifications, Features
The LG K41S is the lowest priced of the three K-Series handsets announced by LG in 2020. It retains the 6.5-inch HD+ display we saw on the K51S but gets lower storage and a lower clocked processor. The device gets 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and uses an octa-core SoC clocked at 2.0 GHz. It also supports expandable storage using microSD cards. The phone also retains the 4,000 mAh battery we saw on its more expensive siblings and lacks support for fast charging. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB Type-C. The handset, apparently, also lacks a fingerprint scanner.
The LG K41also happens to be MIL-STD 810G compliant and features a quad-camera setup at the rear consisting of a 13MP primary camera, a 5MP super wide camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a2MP depth sensor. The handset is also offered in three color options: Titanium, Black, and White