LG Introduces Trio of New Budget Phones Ahead of MWC 2019

Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2019, LG has unveiled a trio of new budget-friendly smartphones that add to the company’s existing Q and K series of devices. Known as the K40, K50, and Q60, the phones adopt more modern designs with decent specs and feature sets.

Beginning with the lowest-end model, the LG K40 comes with a 5.7-inch 18:9 HD+ display without a notch at the top. There’s a 2 GHz octa-core processor under the hood along with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 3,000mAh battery. A 16MP camera sits on the back, while an 8MP can be found up front. The phone also comes with a fingerprint scanner, DTS:X 3D surround sound, a headphone jack, and a Google Assistant key.

Next up, the LG K50. This device steps things up quite a bit with a 6.26-inch 19.5:9 HD+ display and a notch. There’s still a 2 GHz processor under the hood, but it comes coupled to 3GB of RAM instead of two. There’s also 32GB of storage, a 3,500mAh battery, dual 13MP and 2MP rear cameras, a 13MP front camera, DTS:X surround sound, a fingerprint scanner and a Google Assistant button.

Finally, there’s the Q60 which is the highest-end device in this lineup. It gets a similar 6.26-inch HD+ display but ships with a tweaked 19:9 aspect ratio. There’s also the same 2 GHz processor and 3GB of RAM, but this time around coupled to 64GB of storage. On the back, there’s a 16MP main camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 5MP super-wide camera, while a 13MP shooter sits up front. You’ll also find a 3,500mAh battery, DTS:X surround sound, a Google Assistant button, and a fingerprint reader on board this device.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any pricing or release information for any of the phones announced. However, with MWC right around the corner, we expect to learn much more in the near future.