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Ahead of the CES 2017 trade show in Las Vegas, LG has launched four new K-series smartphones, and the new Stylus 3. The South Korean company says that the new 2017 variants of the LG K3, K4, K8, K10 smartphones, and the Stylus 3 will strengthen its portfolio in the mid-range segment. All the new LG smartphones will be showcased at the CES 2017 event.

LG says that the 2017 K-series mid-range smartphones sport features such as a 120-degree wide-angle front camera lens and rear fingerprint scanner. The company adds that the new 2017 K-series smartphones have been designed with the “the diverse needs of consumers in mind.” LG has confirmed that the market availability will be announced locally in the weeks to come.

For specifications, the LG K3 (2017) features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) IPS display and sport a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of inbuilt storage with expandable storage support up to 32GB via microSD card. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based LG K3 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and also houses a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It measures 133.9×69.7×9.4mm and weighs 132 grams. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and Micro-USB. LG K3 (2017) is backed by a 2100mAh removable battery and will be available in Metallic Titan as well as Pink Gold colours.

The LG K4 (2017) features a 5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display with a pixel density of 196ppi. It is powered by the same processor as the LG K3. The LG K4 packs 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM and comes with 8GB inbuilt storage with expandable storage support via microSD card (up to 32GB). It sports 5-megapixel front and rear cameras. LG K4 (2017) packs a 2500mAh removable battery and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It measures 144.7×72.6×7.9mm and weighs 135 grams. Connectivity options on the handset include 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, Bluetooth 4.1, and Micro-USB. The LG K4 will be available in Titan and Black colours.
The LG K8 (2017) features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 294ppi. It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 processor coupled with 1.5GB of LPDDR3 RAM. LG K8 (2017) includes 16GB inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). The handset sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It is backed by a 2500mAh removable battery. The LG K8 runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, Bluetooth 4.2, Micro-USB, and NFC. It measures 144.8×72.1×8.09mm and weighs 142 grams. It will be available in Silver, Titan, Dark Blue, and Gold colours.


The LG K10 (2017) (seen above) features a 5.3-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 277ppi. The handset is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. It comes with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM and the handset will be available in two storage options – 16GB and 32GB inbuilt. The LG K10 supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 2TB). It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It is backed by a 2800mAh removable battery. The Android 7.0 Nougat-based K10 supports 4G LTE, GPRS/ EDGE, and 3G connectivity options. It measures 148.7×75.3×7.9mm and weighs 142 grams. It will be available in Black, Titan, and Gold colours.

Lastly, the LG Stylus 3 features a 5.7-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 258ppi. It is powered by the same processor that powers the LG K10. It packs a 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM and comes with 16GB inbuilt storage. The handset supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 2TB). It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. The handset is backed by a 3200mAh removable battery and it runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. As the name suggests, the LG Stylus 3 (seen below) supports stylus pen and comes with 4G LTE connectivity feature.

Commenting on the launches, Juno Cho, president of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said, “Our 2017 mass-tier, mid-range smartphones focus on giving our customers a wide variety of options and choices for their smartphone lifestyles. What’s consistent in all our K Series and Stylus 3 devices is that they look and feel premium, offer replaceable batteries and all come with expandable memory slots, what customers consider key factors when buying smartphones in this category.”

 
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Christmas is just a few days away, and Amazon India is now offering Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, and Moto G4 Play smartphones at discounted prices. The e-commerce website is offering flat discounts, cashback offers, as well as exchange offers for the phones.

After the flat-out discounts of Rs. 2,000, Rs. 1,000, and Rs. 500, the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, and Moto G4 Play smartphones are currently available at Amazon India for Rs. 10,499, Rs. 12,499, and Rs. 8,499 respectively.

Apart from the discounted prices and offers for the Moto G4 Play mentioned above, the website is also offering Amazon Gift Cards worth Rs. 1,000 on purchases made through net-banking, credit cards, or debit cards. These gift cards can be used to purchase any item from the website.

Users with Standard Chartered Bank’s credit cards and debit cards will get an additional discount of 10 percent while those with cards from HDFC Bank will get an additional 5 percent off, as part of the offer. The cashback offer is valid for purchases made between December 20 and January 20 (both days inclusive).

Users can further avail more discounts on the Moto G4 smartphones with the help of the exchange offer but the offer is only available in select regions and the discount depends on the model and brand of the users’ phone. In our testing, we found that addresses in Delhi and Mumbai were not eligible for the offer while an address in Bengaluru was eligible.

Notably, all three Moto G4 phones are 4G VoLTE capable and come with access to the Jio Welcome Offer that was recently extended to March 31, 2017.

 
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Motorola has confirmed via a tweet that the Moto M, which was launched in India on Tuesday, will receive the Android Nougat update soon. To recap, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based Moto M was launched in India starting at Rs. 15,999. The smartphone is Motorola’s first all-metal offering. The device sports a 5.5-inch IPS display with 2.5D curved glass and full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution. The Moto M packs a 2.2GHz quad-core MediaTek Helio P15 processor and is available in two variants – 3GB of RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage. The Moto M sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with Phase-Detection Autofocus (PDAF), and an 8-megapixel front camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, 4G VoLTE (with support for Indian LTE bands), USB Type-C (USB 3.1), NFC, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Meanwhile, a recent leak suggests that the Moto X Play will receive the Android 7.1.1 update, skipping the Android 7.0 update entirely. Since the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update started rolling out last week, it is unsure as to exactly which Nougat update Moto M will be receiving.