LG has always been the silent kid on the block. The smartphones it releases doesn’t make that much of an uproar, but they are there nonetheless worth of the money spent. With the upcoming year drawing near, LG decided to gift its users some love in the form of a revamps of an older LG smartphone, namely the K10. The company is to release the K10’s 2018 variant into the market in January 2018. They hope to unveil at the CES with a bunch of other smartphone manufacturers. It’s going to be an exciting event and as a disclaimer, none of the specs mentioned here aren’t set in stone. They are subject to change at the time of the unveiling of the device. What we have here some assumptions mixed with the leaks regarding the device in the past few days. With that out of the way, let’s jump into the review.
Much like the other competitors, LG too is looking to provide a full touch screen and no bezel experience for its customers. The new K10 will also have a fingerprint sensor, but we aren’t sure if it will be at the rear or the front. Moving on, the device is also said to have come equipped with a 5.3-inch IPS LCD display along with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The display resolution is capped at 1080 x 1920p. The pixel density is capped around the 400 to 500 ppi mark along with multi-touch support. Out of the box, we can see a few contradictory specs. LG decides to provide a Full HD display, yet strapped it on a mere 5.3-inch screen, which is a bit on the lower side of the spectrum. The users might not be able to experience the full extent and glory of the FHD videos. It would be nice if LG bumped up the screen size at the time of release.
Under the hood, the LG K10 is supposed to be powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, which we can assume to be the Snapdragon 435 since it is considered one of the best among the low-end processors. It is still unclear as to why LG opted for a quad-core instead of an octa-core. It will also have the Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, which is somewhat of a silver lining. The K10 will also have 32GB of internal storage, 3 GB of RAM and a microSD support for up to 2TB. Now technology like that doesn’t exist, and if it were invented, it won’t be used by the segment people that LG is targeting. The public is better off using that 2TB on an actual hard drive which much safer and less volatile to any sorts of damage. The low to mid-tier market that LG is targeting won’t be needing that sort of storage, however, it's nice for them to include that extra bit of storage capacity, should anyone need it. In terms of performance, tests have to be conducted before a final verdict is given out. As of now, the LG receives a solid 6.5/10 in our rating guide.
The LG K10 will have the basic camera package, i.e., a 13 MP rear and a 5 MP front camera. FULL HD video recording is also supported @1080fsp, which is some good news though. Aside from the obvious, the rear camera also has a panorama, autofocus, HDR, low light photography mode, face and smile detection and much more. LG’s camera always has been a bit lack suture when it came to sheer performance. The stats on the K10 though seem somewhere around the lower average region. However, we are keeping our hopes up and wishing LG delivers some decent punch in those camera sensors.
In terms of multimedia, the device will have support for all the usual audio codices such as MP3, M4A, WAV, and eAAC+. For videos, it has MP4, FLV, DivX, and H.264. The users can also avail supports for additional formats by downloading several third-party apps.
A 3000mAH Li-Ion battery would be used as a powerhouse for this low-end device, which is quite good. The device will also have dual sim support with 4G VOLTE capabilities as well.