Towards the end of 2016, LG announced five devices in preparation for the CES 2017 event, which are; the K3, K4, K8, K10 and Stylus 3. Now the electronics giant has officially launched the LG K10 (2017) at an event in India.
The LG K10 2017 is a mid-range smartphone which (thankfully) runs on Android 7.0 Nougat along with some other reasonable specs. The only problem I have with it is its battery capacity.
LG K10 (2017) Specifications, Review and Highlights
Display, Design & Battery
The LG K10 2017 comes with a 5.3-inch In-cell Touch IPS display which is covered with 2.5D Arc Glass and has an HD (1280 * 720) pixel resolution. It packs a 2800mAh removable battery which can last the average user for more than half of a day.
Storage & Processor
The K10 (2017) is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor which has a speed of 1.5GHz, and a Mali T860 GPU handles all graphics operations in the phone. It has 2GB of RAM and comes in 16GB and 32GB internal memory variants, both of which can be expanded up to 2 Terabytes with a microSD card.
The K10 sports a 13MP camera with a LED flash at the rear, and a 5MP camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens at the front for taking selfies.
Software, Hardware & Connectivity
The smartphone supports 4G LTE network connectivity, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS, and it runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
The LG K10 was launched under the ‘Made in India’ initiative and features an SOS function which allows you to make a call to India’s emergency number 112 by pressing the phone’s power button thrice or tapping on the SOS option in the phone’s menu.
LG K10 (2017) Full Phone Specifications
|Announced||December 22, 2016|
|Released||February 22, 2017|
|2G Network||GSM 900/1800 MHz|
|3G Network||HSPA+ 850/900/1900/2100 MHz|
|4G Network||LTE with VoLTE|
|SIM Count||Dual SIM|
|2G||GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)|
|4G||Up to 300/50 Mbps|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Web Browser||Yes, HTML5|
|Dimensions||148.7 * 75.3 * 7.9 mm|
|Build||Metal aluminium design|
|Colors||Black, Titan & Gold|
|Display Type||In-cell Touch touchscreen|
|Resolution||720 * 1280 pixels|
|f/2.2 aperture, 1/3″ sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size|
|1080p HD Video|
|Yes, LED flash (Primary)|
|f/2.4 aperture size, 1.12µm pixel size, 120-degree wide-angle lens|
|Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)|
|64-bit MediaTek MT6750|
|GPU||Mali T860 MP2|
|Expandable up to 256GB (microSD) [dedicated]|
|Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Compass|
|Yes, Bluetooth v4.2|
|Bluetooth Profiles||A2DP, LE|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct|
|USB Type||Yes; micro-USB v2.0 USB-On-the Go|
|GPS||Yes, GPS + A-GPS + GLONASS|
|SMS||Yes (threaded view)|
|Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|Yes, FM radio No|
|Yes, 3.5mm Jack|
|– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Availability and Price of LG K10 (2017) in India
The LG K10 2017 is the only smartphone in the new K series that has been officially launched. It comes in Black, Titan and Gold colours, and is bundled along with a free smart cover alongside unlimited downloads from Chinese audio and video site Hungama for one and a half months.
The LG K10 (2017) costs Rs. 13,990 and is available for purchase already in India.