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LG is planning to introduce a second generation of numerous smartphone models in its mid-range K- and X-series, VentureBeat has learned, along with a third generation of its digital pen-equipped phablet, Stylus.
Four of these 2017 K-series handsets — K3, K4, K8, and K10 — will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, alongside the LG X calibur (new to the lineup) and LG Stylus 3 (to be known as Stylo 3 plus in the U.S.). The initial, first generation K-series phones were unveiled earlier this year at the 2016 CES.
The LG X power 2, meanwhile, is scheduled to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.
Notable features of each model are as follows, according to marketing material shown to VentureBeat:
LG K3 2017 — 4.5-inch, 5MP rear and 2MP front-facing cams, 2100mAh battery
LG K4 2017 — 4.7-inch, 8MP rear and 5MP front-facing cams, 2500mAh battery
LG K8 2017 — 5.0-inch HD display, 13MP rear and 5MP front-facing cams, 2500mAh battery
LG K10 2017 — 5.3-inch HD display, 2.5D glass on front and back, 5MP wide-angle, front-facing selfie cam, fingerprint reader, rear-mounted buttons
LG X power 2 — 5.5-inch HD display, 4500mAh battery, 13MP rear and wide-angle 5MP front-facing selfie cams
LG X calibur — water/dust resistant (IP68), military-standard durability, 4100mAh battery
LG Stylus 3 (Stylo 3 plus) — 5.7-inch, 32GB ROM, digital pen, 13MP rear and 5MP front-facing cams, front and rear flashes, 3200mAh battery, fingerprint reader, rear-mounted buttons
As it traditionally does, LG will be pre-announcing the CES debuts prior to the show, starting next week. K-series models will begin to ship in the middle of next month, followed by the Stylus 3 in mid-February, X calibur in mid-March, and finally X power 2 at the end of April.