LG brings a 48-megapixel camera to its budget K-series smartphone

Joanna Estrada
February 18, 2020

Three new smartphones have been revealed today, which will go on sale in the coming months: LG K60, LG K51S, and LG K41S.

All three of the new LG K phones has a 6.5-inch display, but they're not all identical.

To start with LG K61, the smartphone is available in Titanium, White and Blue colour options. Also, all three feature massive 6.5-inch displays. The K61 and the K51S have punch-hole displays which house their selfie cameras.

On the back are four cameras arranged horizontally. The quad camera setup on the LG K51S includes a 32-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel super wide camera, a 2-megapixel macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The most powerful of the three, the LG K60 is equipped with a 2.3GHz octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and either 64GB or 128GB expandable storage.

LG K51S has the same 2.3GHz octa-core processor inside, but only 3GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage.

The LG K61 packs a 4000mAh battery that charges via a USB Type-C port. There is also Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and an audio jack. The phone is backed by a 4000mAh battery and runs on Android 10.

The K61 has a 6.5-inch 19.5:9 FHD+ display. It also has a 20:9 aspect ratio and is narrower than the K61S. There is also a microSD card slot available for expansion of storage (up to 2TB). The quad-camera setup on the back includes the following: 13MP main camera, 5MP super wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor. It comes with a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. It will be made available in Titanium, Pink and Blue colour options.

The seemingly most affordable phone of the lot, the LG K41S, features the same 6.5-inch HD+ display with 20:9 aspect ratio as the LG K51S. Its processor is clocked at 2.0GHz and you get 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. On the opposite side is a 13MP selfie. Anyway, LG's new 2020 K series focuses on premium camera features. The phones also come with rear fingerprint scanner, and are MIL-STD 810G compliant. There is MIL-STD 810G compliance and DTS:X 3D Surround Sound.

The battery on all three phones is 4,000mAh, and thanks to the relatively low screen resolutions as well as this size, the handsets will likely last two days before you need to power them up. LG is like that with their phones.

As of writing these phones don't have a release date anywhere, but the press release states 'LG's 2020 K series will be available starting in the second quarter in the Americas followed by key select markets in Europe and Asia.', and TechRadar received press releases from the Dutch branch of LG as well as U.S., so this is nearly definitely a country that will receive the phones.

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