LG is announcing a number of phones at IFA 2019, including some midrangers and low-end handsets. The Korean company has received patents for the K40s and K50s monikers by the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), meaning it can now use them freely across the 28 countries, members of the EU.
Patents by EUIPO
Both the K40s and K50s are expected to be an update over the LG K40 and LG K50, announced six months ago at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. Both devices are with an HD+ screen, basic RAM+storage combinations (2/32 GB and 3/32 GB, respectively) and a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left side.
LG K50 LG K40
While specs of the budget devices are not yet known, we expect something similar – 16 MP main shooter for the LG K50s and Snapdragon 400-series chipset with octa-core CPU, while the K40s is likely to stay in the quad-core zone. Last time the phones were MIL-STD 810G compliant, so these should be as well, meaning they can withstand a lot of pressure and abuse from the user.
We will be at IFA in Berlin, so once LG announces the devices, we'll be among the first to let you know.
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