New Delhi: LG has launched the K7 LTE and K10 LTE in India, the company’s “first Made in India smartphones”. While the K7 LTE is priced at Rs. 9,500, the K10 LTE is priced at Rs. 13,500.
The K-series of smartphones are touted by LG to sport photography capabilities as well as the ‘premium UX’ features they bring from higher-end devices. Some of the other features of the LG K10 LTE and LG K7 LTE smartphones include 2.5D Arc Glass design along with Gesture Shot, Tap and Shot, and Gesture Interval shot function for taking images.
The LG K7 LTE (seen above) runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box and packs a 1.1GHz quad-core SoC coupled with 1.5GB of RAM. It bears a 5-inch FWVGA (854×480 pixels) resolution display. It bears a 5-megapixel rear camera; a 5-megapixel front-facing camera; 8GB of inbuilt storage, and 2125mAh battery. The 4G LTE version measures 143.6×72.5×8.9mm, and will be available in Titan, Gold, and White colours.
The LG K10 LTE (seen below) is also an Android 5.1 Lollipop-based smartphone featuring a 5.3-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone is backed by a 2300mAh battery. It houses 16GB of inbuilt storage. The smartphone measures 146.6×74.8×8.8mm and will be arriving in three colour variants – White, Indigo, and Gold.
Featuring LG’s popular Gesture Shot and Gesture Interval Shot, taking selfies is easy and hassle-free. Gesture Shot enables users to take photos simply by raising an open hand in front of the lens and then clenching it into a fist. Closing one’s hand twice automatically leads to the Gesture Interval Shot and will produce four consecutive photos. Both devices are equipped with Flash for Selfie in the front to help users capture priceless moments whenever and wherever the need might arise, even in the dark.
At the launch, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister, Communications and IT, Government of India, said, “The Indian digital ecosystem will be a $1trillion economy in the next 5 years with $400bn contribution from smartphones and electronics manufacturing, 350Bn from IT&ITES enables services and $250Bn from Communications services. LG is a large global brand name and we are very excited that they have chosen to manufacture mobile handsets from India. With LG smartphones consumers will have access to governance, information and knowledge in the hands.”
Mr Kim Ki-Wan, Managing Director, LG Electronics India, said, “India is a strategic market for LG globally and the decision to manufacture smartphones in India underscores our commitment to our customers here. We want to tap the huge potential for smartphones in the country and the K-series will be the first ones to be manufactured in India. While these devices are in the sub 15k price band, they have features typically seen only in premium devices. We are optimistic that the Indian consumers will love the premium-ness of the K7 and K10 at regular prices.”
The K series smartphones will be available in the Indian market at the following price points: –
- K7 – Rs. 9,500
- K10 – Rs. 13,500
LG India launches K7 & K10