LG Electronics has released the LG K42 smartphone in India after getting passed the Mil-Std 810G durability test and was validated by strict US Military Standard Tests.
The phone will be available through retail-sellers and eCommerce seller Flipkart from January 26 and will be priced at ₹10,990 with a 2-year extended warranty and a free one-time screen. Green and Llwyd Color Variants are available for this model. This device has debuted as a “Made In India” model.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Advait Vaidya, Business Head- Mobiles, LG India, said “Consumers today are looking for affordable smartphones that not only sport an advanced camera technology but also have a sturdy build for longer life. Catering to this need, the LG K42 sets new standards of performance, innovation, and durability. The K42 with its quad-camera arrays, immersive large-screen displays, cutting-edge features, and military-grade durability is a value for money product that will provide the right edge to our new-age consumers. We are confident that the K42 will be a game-changer in the category and deliver an elevated experience to our consumers. We are firmly committed to the Make in India vision and the LGK42 will be made in India.”According to Advait Vaidya, Business Head- Mobiles, LG India, the company is committed to the “Make in India” initiative. To honor this, LG is making the K42 locally in India.
LG K42 Specifications and Features in Detail:
The LG K42 has a rear quad camera with AI capabilities. It has a 13MP primary camera, 5MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro camera. It also has an 8MP selfie front camera.
It features a 6.6-inch HD+ LCD Display with a 1600 x 720 pixels resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by MT6762 which is the MediaTek Helio P22 chipset.
It comes with a Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable Battery which is long-lasting relief for the users. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. This device has passed 9 categories of US Military defense standards including high temperature, low temperature, temperature shock, vibration, shock, and humidity, etc, claims the company in terms of durability.
Other features includes a MicroSD slot up to 2TB, sensors like Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass, has Type-C port, LG 3G sound engine supported and LG UX is based on Android 10
|NETWORK||Technology||2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38 – Europe
1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41 – Australia
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat6 300/50 Mbps
|BODY||Dimensions||165 x 76.7 x 8.4 mm (6.50 x 3.02 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||182 g (6.42 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Size||6.6 inches, 105.2 cm2 (~83.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~266 PPI density)|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Internal||64GB 3GB RAM (eMMC 5.1)|
|MAIN CAMERA||Quad||13 MP, 27mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, 115˚ (ultrawide), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||8 MP, (wide)|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|NFC||Yes (market/region dependent)|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|BATTERY||Type||Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable|
|Price||Rs. 10,990 ($150)|
LG K42 Pricing:
The LG K42 comes with a 3GB RAM and 64GB storage plan which is priced at Rs. 10,990 in India which is around $150 in the US, these budget smartphones are available from January 26 on the e-commerce site Flipkart and LG also offers a one-year extended warranty and a free one-time screen exchange when buying the K42.