South Korean manufacturer, LG, recently released a tough, military-grade phone in India. The LG K42 is a rugged phone that was first announced as early as September 2020. However, there has been no information on the price of this device. The official information shows that this device will sell for Rs. 10,990 ($150). It will officially hit the shelves on January 26th. One of the interesting aspects of this sale is that it comes with a two-year warranty. Within the warranty period, users can change the display of this device for free.
LG K42 supports MIL-STD-819G US military three-proof certification. It is highly resistant to fall and impact and can withstand extremely high and low temperature natural environments. This device comes with a quad-rear camera setup. It uses a 13MP main camera as well as an ultra-wide-angle, macro, and depth-of-field lenses.
Under the hood, the LG K42 uses a 12nm MediaTek Helio P22 SoC (2.0GHz eight-core design). The RAM size of this phone is 3GB while the internal storage is 64GB. To keep its lights on is a 4000 mAh battery that supports 10W charging. This phone also comes with a 6.6-inch full-screen punch-hole display with a resolution of 1600 × 720.
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The rear of this device uses a special wear-resistant protective layer. In addition, it has a side fingerprint recognition sensor as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.
LG K42 specifications
- 6.6-inch (1600 x 720 pixels) 20:9 HD+ FullVision Display
- 2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) 12nm processor with 650MHz IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
- 3GB RAM, 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
- Android 10
- 13MP rear camera, 5MP 115° Ultra-wide sensor, 2MP macro sensor, 2MP depth sensor, LED Flash
- 8MP front-facing camera
- 3.5mm audio jack, LG 3D Sound Engine
- Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor, Google Assistant Button
- MIL-STD 810G Compliance
- Dimensions: 165.0 x 76.7 x 8.4 mm; Weight: 182g
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / GLONASS, USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 Compatible)
- 4000mAh built-in battery
Commenting on the launch, 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 has 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.