LG K10 2017 Edition LG K10 2017 Edition
LG might have a new flagship smartphone out in the form of the G6 but that doesn’t mean that it’s abandoning its mid-range K... LG K10 2017 Edition

LG might have a new flagship smartphone out in the form of the G6 but that doesn’t mean that it’s abandoning its mid-range K series.

The company has announced a new K10 handset for 2017.

The new K10 is essentially the flagship handset in the K series but despite the metallic looking edges, this is no high-end smartphone, nor does it need to be.

In a press release, LG South Africa says that the K10 2017 “will re-define your opinion of the affordable smartphone.”

It has a 5.3-inch  720p display, 2GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 13MP rear facing camera and a 5MP front facing camera, all of which is powered by a 2800mAh removable battery.

The K10 is an all plastic affair, despite the metallic looking finish. However it does feature a fingerprint scanner on the back, a feature that used to be found exclusively on high-end handsets.

The scanner replaces LG’s famous rear key which used to be found on the company’s previous flagship devices and also doubles up as a power button.

The display is bright and fairly clear but thanks to its 720p resolution, it’s not going to blow you away in the same way that the G6’s QHD+ display will. What does make the new K10’s display even more interesting is the in-cell technology which means that the touch panel will continue to work even if the glass is broken.

In terms of the camera setup, the 2017 K10 has a single 13MP lens and a 5MP front-facing wide angle lens.

LG says that the rear-facing 13MP camera has innovative features such as “zero shutter lag, Quick Share functionality, a 1/3.06″ sensor and an ultra-bright F2.2 lens for low-light scenarios.”

The 5MP 120 degree selfie camera  includes features like Auto Shot and improved gesture support, this lets you set a 3-second timer with a single hand gesture, or take four consecutive selfies with a second hand gesture. The K10 2017 will also automatically take a photo one second after its owner’s face is recognised.

 

 

Specs:

Display size 5.3-inch
Resolution 720 x 1280
Chipset Mediatek 6750
Processor 1,5 GHz quad-core processor
RAM 2GB
ROM 16GB
Camera Rear: 13MP

Selfie: 5MP wide angle

Battery 2800mAh
USB connectivity Micro USB 2.0

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the K10 2017, then you can find the K10 2016 for R2499.

 

Brendon Tech and Content Editor

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