LG hasn’t (until this afternoon) revealed a new 2020 flagship just yet and, considering the MWC 2020 cancellation, it might take a while before it does. That, however, isn’t going to stop the company from trying to fill the smartphone market with non-premium handsets. In typical LG fashion, it is announcing more phones than you can remember, all of which promise the benefits of that popular quad-camera setup without burning a hole through your wallet.
It’s almost too easy to market phones just based on the number of cameras alone but consumers should be aware that not all cameras are created equal, even if they boast high megapixel counts. At the top of the list is the LG K61 that boasts of what the company says is its highest resolution camera with 48 megapixels. This is joined by a Super Wide 8MP sensor, a 2MP Macro Camera, and a 5MP depth sensor.
In size and design, the K61 sports a 6.5-inch screen, linear camera setup, and a fingerprint sensor on the back. Up front there’s a FHD+ screen and 4GB of RAM – unsurprisingly there’s no 5G support.
These K61 continues LG’s tradition of bringing premium features to lower tiers. In other words, it tries to lure consumers with the promise of high-end features in budget phones. That hasn’t worked wonders so far and it’s unlikely that will change this year. The K61 will set you back R6 299.