30 August 2019
LG has announced two new mid-range smartphones LG K50S and LG K40S that it will be showcasing at IFA 2019. These are the newest members of the K-series and are successors to the LG K50 and LG K40 respectively. The main focus of improvements has been on display size, camera performance, and battery backup.
Starting with the LG K50S, it sports a 6.5-inch HD+ FullVision display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and waterdrop-styled notch. It is powered by an undisclosed octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz and coupled with 3GB of RAM. There is only one storage option which is 32GB along with microSD card support.
The camera department has received an upgrade as it now features triple rear cameras. These include a 13-megapixel primary sensor, a 5-megapixel super wide-angle sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It has a 13-megapixel front camera as well. It comes with 4,000mAh battery and ships with Android 9 Pie. Other noteworthy features include a fingerprint scanner, dedicated Google Assistant button, DTS:X 3D surround sound, and MIL-STD 810G certification.
The LG K40S has been announced with a 6.1-inch HD+ FullVision notched display. It also has an unknown 2.0GHz octa-core processor paired with 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage. It has a dual-camera setup featuring a 13-megapixel sensor and 5-megapixel super wide-angle secondary sensor. The front camera on the phone is a 13-megapixel sensor.
The whole package is powered by a 3,500mAh battery and it will run Android 9 Pie out of the box. All other features of the phone are the same as the bigger LG K50S model. LG is yet to reveal pricing and availability details of both these phones but these should be revealed during the IFA 2019 presentation. It also has a dual display flagship lined up for launch at the same event.