By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 12:35
Though pricing is still a mystery, we expect all these devices to be budge to mid-range smartphones.
LG is expected to unveil a host of new smartphones during the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in January 2017. The Korean giant is rumoured to introduce four new smartphones in the K-series, two in its X-series and a third-generation of its Stylus smartphone during the CES event.
According Venture Beats, the company will be launching the K3, K4, K8 and K10 in its K-series which was first unveiled at this year's CES show. In addition to this, it will also unveil a new rugged device, the LG X Calibur, while the X Power 2 will be launched during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in late-February. Apart from this, the company is also expected to introduce Stylus 3, also known as Stylo 3 plus, phablet during the tech show.
The LG K3 2017, successor of the original K3, is rumoured to sport a 4.7-inch display coupled with a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel selfie shooter, and a 2,100 mAh battery. The 2017 variant of K4 will feature a 4.7-inch screen, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front shooter, and a 2,500mAh battery. The K8 2017, on the other hand, will boast a 13-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel secondary camera, and a 2,500 mAh battery. And lastly, the K10 2017 (successor of K10) will come with some major design overhaul and is rumoured to sport a 5.3-inch HD display with 2.5D curved glass on front and back, which means that a metal unibody is evident as opposed to the plastic body used in the original K10. Further, the device will sport a 5-megapixel selfie shooter, a fingerprint sensor, and rear-mounted buttons.
The company will be also launching a new rugged device, dubbed as the LG X calibur. The device will come with IP68 water and dust resistance, military-grade durability, and a 4,100mAh battery. On the other hand, the second X-Series phone, the X Power 2, is reported to be unveiled during MWC 2017 instead and will come with a 5.5-inch HD display, 13MP rear camera and 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera, and will be powered by a 4500mAh battery.
Finally, the LG Stylus 3 will feature a 5.7-inch display which will be accompanied with a digital pen. The device will sport a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel selfie shooter, LED flash for both front and rear cameras. The device will be backed by a 32GB of internal memory, a fingerprint sensor, rear-mounted keys, and a 3,200mAh battery for the juice.
The report further highlights that the 2017 K-series will start shipping in mid-January, followed by the Stylus 3 in mid-February, X calibur in March, and the X power 2 by the end of April. Though the report didn't reveal the price of any of these devices, however, these devices are expected to lie somewhere between budget to mid-range smartphones category. Further, we have no information about the India launch as well so we would request you to Stay Tuned on this portal for further updates about the all the devices to be launched at CES 2017.