LG refreshed its midrange phones at Mobile World Congress this year. And while we were all distracted with its flashy flagship devices this week, one of those affordable phones — the K30 — became available at T-Mobile. It’s a rebranded K10, which LG announced in February this year. It features a 5.3-inch HD display, 32GB of storage, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2,880mAh battery. T-Mobile doesn’t even list the phone’s RAM (likely 2GB) or processor model, so that’s a great sign. It’s running Android 7.1 Nougat, unlike the K10, which runs Marshmallow, according to XDA-Developers and T-Mobile.
Now, T-Mobile says the phone charges over USB-C on its website, but XDA-Developers says that’s wrong and it actually uses Micro-USB. I want to believe USB-C is accurate, but my heart’s telling me it’s too good to be true. The K30 costs $225, or $9 per month for two years.
The rest of the update K-series phones will likely stay abroad. But with that said, if you’re thinking about higher-end LG devices, the company just introduced its new G7 ThinQ, as well as its V30S ThinQ earlier this year. These phones should be available soon.
Update 5/4, 4:56 PM ET: Updated to account for XDA-Developers’ reporting that indicates that the phone might not ship with USB-C. Also corrected to say that the phone runs Android Nougat, not Marshmallow.