LG’s recent spate of announcements are confusing. On one hand, the mothership is contemplating to sell off its smartphone business while the Indian subsidiary has doubled down on the smartphone launches in the last few months.
The latest smartphone to join the LG portfolio is K42, which targets the sub-11k market but boasts something that phones in this price range doesn’t have – MIL-STD-810G certification.
Adhering to this US Military spec means the phone can bear the extremities with respect to temperature, shock, vibration and humidity without giving up. In fact, LG claims the K42 has passed 9 categories of the MIL-STD-810G standard and is even throwing an additional year of warranty over the usual one.
If we talk about design, the K42 is good looking with its 8.4mm thickness and tall design to accommodate the large 6.6-inch HD+ hole-punch display.
There’s a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and features a MediaTek MT6762 2GHz octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage and 4000mAh battery.
The K42 has a quad camera setup at the back with 13MP as the main sensor followed by 5MP wide, 2MP depth and 2MP macro.
The phone will launch on Flipkart on the 26th of this month in gray and green for Rs. 10,990.