LG’s Budget Smartphone Lineup To Be Called The W Series
It was reported a few days ago that Korean smartphone OEM LG is looking forward to introducing an exclusive, online-only handset series in India. This was seen as a move to regain the market share lost to Chinese rivals such as Xiaomi, Realme and Honor. Unfortunately, no other details about the devices were known at the moment. Now, a known gadget tipster has revealed; that the upcoming lineup of smartphones from LG will fall under the W series and will be exclusively sold via Amazon.
LG W Series
As mentioned above, the W series from LG will fall under a new, budget lineup of smartphones that will be exclusively available online. The leaked images of the device reveal that it will have an all-glass design on the front and back; with an attractive gradient coloured rear panel. To maximise the screen real estate, a waterdrop style notch like one found on the Samsung Galaxy M20 will also be present on the handset. For biometric security and quickly accessing the smartphone, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor will also make an appearance.
The tipster further claims the LG W series or the top tier smartphone in the lineup to be precise will run on the 12nm MediaTek Helio P60 SoC. The chipset is comprised of an Octa-core CPU and the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. In terms of optics, the device has been revealed to have a triple rear camera setup, details of which are unknown at the moment. A single front-facing camera can also be seen in the waterdrop notch on top of the display.
The LG W series will be powered by a 4000mAh battery as confirmed by the leaked promotional images of the smartphone. It also has been revealed to sport the company’s Boombox speaker technology first seen with the LG G7 launched last year. It is expected that the company will announce more than one device in the lineup; however, details about the top end handset only seem to have been leaked. Unfortunately, it is not known when LG will launch the W series in the Indian market, but the increasing intensity of the leaks suggest its launch is imminent. The aforementioned smartphone is rumoured to be priced at Rs. 12,999 at the time of launch.