LG Electronics unveiled on Tuesday three new models in its K-series line of budget smartphones. Each new smartphone contains a rear quad-camera setup. The tech company expects the latest handsets will help in its struggling mobile business.
LG introduced the three new K series models, the K61, K51S, and K41S, which will be all launched in Central and South America, and Europe in the second quarter of this year.
The quad-camera setup features a high-resolution primary lens, a wide-angle lens, a depth sensor, and a macro lens, and powered by artificial intelligence.
The K61 will be the first LG smartphone to sport a 48-megapixel primary camera, while the K51S features a 32-megapixel main camera.
The K61 comes with a 6.5-inch FullVision FHD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It contains a 16-megapixel front lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 5-megapixel macro lens, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor on the rear, 4GB of RAM, and 64 or 128GB of storage.
Meanwhile, the K51S is a step down from the K61. Although it has the same screen size, the K51S has a 20:9 aspect ratio and a slightly narrower 6.5-inch HD+ screen. It contains a 13-megapixel front lens, 5- megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 2- megapixel macro lens, and a 2- megapixel depth sensor, 3GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. A 2.3 GHz octa-core processor powers both the K61 and K51S.
Lastly, the K41S features a 6.5-inch HD+ display, an 8-megapixel front camera, a 13-megapixel rear lens, and also a 5- megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 2- megapixel macro lens and a 2- megapixel depth sensor, 32GB of storage, and 3GB of RAM. The K41S, which is expected to be the cheapest, will be powered by a 2.0 GHz octa-core processor.
During its announcement, LG did not disclose the prices of the new models. However, industry experts expect the handsets to sell for around $300 (360,246 won). Previous K-series smartphones were priced between $60 (72,031 won) and $130 (156,068 won) or so.
None of the new smartphones are 5G ready. Instead, they will feature 4G LTE. A 4,000mAh battery will power the handsets.
LG hopes that with its new K-series smartphones, its sales in the mobile business will increase. In 2019, the tech company’s mobile business reported sales of $4.9 billion (5.9 trillion won), down from $6.6 billion (7.9 trillion won) in 2018, while operating losses expanded from $657 million (789 billion won) to $842 million (1.01 trillion won) over the same period.