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LG’s new midrange smartphones offer improved cameras and battery life

Some of them have fingerprint sensors, too

LG Stylus 3

LG announced the latest iterations of its midrange smartphones today at CES 2017, with new versions of the K-Series line and the LG Stylus 3. All the new devices represent upgrades over the previous versions of both the Stylus and K Series products, with the 2017 models adding things like improved cameras, larger batteries, and on the top models in the range, integrated fingerprint sensors.

The Stylus 3 is perhaps the most powerful of LG's new mid-range products, with a 1.5GHz octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, a 5.7-inch screen, and — as the name implies — a suite of stylus-based features. Additionally the Stylus 3 has a 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and 13 megapixel rear shooter with a 3,200mAh removable battery.

LG K Series phones

The 2017 K Series offers a range of 4 models: the K10, the K8, the K4, and the K3. The highest specs are found in the K10, which has a 5.3-inch screen, a 120-degree wide-angle selfie lens and 13 megapixel rear camera, as well as a fingerprint sensor, metal frame, and a slightly curved glass screen. However, it's still a midrange phone, which means that the exterior of the phone is still a fairly light and cheap plastic shell that's a far cry from the more premium materials on LG's flagships. Specs decrease down the line, with the 5-inch K8 and K4 each having progressively slower processors and weaker hardware, with the 4.5-inch K3 rounding out the bottom of the K Series. And while the K10 and K8 both run the latest Android Nougat, the K4 and K3 are stuck with last year's Marshmallow.

LG isn't giving any pricing or release date information for the new smartphones however, but commented that it would largely be dependent on US carriers who choose to offer the devices.