LG unveils mid-tier Q and K series smartphones ahead of G8 ThinQ launch

LG's 6.26-inch Q60 and K50, along with the 5.7-inch K40 smartphones will have premium camera, AI, and sound features, LG Electronics has said, leaving everything out in the open ahead of the G8 ThinQ launch at Mobile World Congress.

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LG will show off its mid-tier Q60, K50 and K40 smartphones alongside the yet to be unveiled G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ flagships at Mobile World Congress.

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LG has unveiled the specs of its mid-tier smartphone Q and K series line-up that will launch at Mobile World Congress (MWC) where it will unveil its G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ flagship smartphones.

LG's Q60 and K50 will both sport a 6.26-inch screen and the K40 will have a 5.7-inch display, all with HD+ resolution. All three will have AI camera features from the previous generation of high-end phones, fingerprint recognition, as well as Google Assistant. They will all support LTE.

All three phones will also have DTS:X which provides surround sound of up to 7.1 channels.

The Q60 will be 161.3x77x8.7mm in size, and is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It will support MicroSD cards of up to 2TB, as well as a triple camera setup -- packing 16 megapixel standard, five megapixel wide-angle, and two megapixel depth cameras on its back. 

The K50 will be 161.3x77x8.7mm in size, same as the Q60, and is also powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core processor but will have a two cameras on its back -- 13 megapixel and 2 megapixel dual rear cameras -- along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It will also support up to 2TB of expandable storage via a MicroSD Slot.

The K40 is 153x71.9x8.3mm in size and sports a 2GHz octa-core processo. It will only have single cameras on both its front and back. It will have 2GB RAM and 32GB of storage, as well as a MicroSD slot to support 2TB of expandable storage.

Battery-wise, the Q60 and K50 will both sport a 3,500 mAh battery, while the K40 will only have 3,000mAh in the tank.  

LG is throwing everything but the kitchen sink into its smartphone unveiling event taking place on Sunday, a day before MWC kicks off.

Its mobile boss has said it will unveil the LTE-enabled G8 ThinQ and the V50 ThinQ, which will be its first 5G-enabled phone, at the launch event.

The G8 ThinQ is expected to have a new hand gesture feature and V50 ThinQ will have new vapour chamber that improves the dissipation of heat.  

LG will also showcase a flip cover type display that can attach to the V50 ThinQ to make it a "dual screened" phone.

With the upcoming smartphone launch, LG is in need of a dire a turn around for its mobile business after being in the red for two straight years.

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