LG has silently unveiled a new smartphone called LG K42 in the Dominican Republic. It is a mid-range phone that sports a wave pattern on its back, which gives it a unique appeal. The handset offers users with a tall aspect ratio display, quad rear cameras, and a large-sized battery.

LG K42

The LG K42 is a MIL-STD-810G certified smartphone can withstand extreme environmental conditions. The grippy back panel of the LG K42 has an anti-scratch UV coating that accentuates its appeal. The smartphone sports a 6.6-inch display that produces HD+ resolution.

The LG K42 is powered by the Helio P22 chipset paired with 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. There is a microSD card slot onboard for more storage. The LG UX based Android 10 OS comes preinstalled on the LG K42.

The LED flash assisted quadruple camera system placed on the backside of the LG K42 comprises of a 13-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel superwide lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter. It has a front-facing camera of 8-megapixel.

The LG K42 has a 4,000mAh battery. It has a dedicated button for accessing the Google Assistant. The phone features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

LG K42

LG K42 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE (unspecified)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, September 21
  • Status: Available. Released 2020, September 21

Design

  • Dimensions: 165 x 76.7 x 8.4 mm (6.50 x 3.02 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 182 g (6.42 oz)
  • Colors: Grey, Green
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • MIL-STD-810G compliant*
    • *does not guarantee ruggedness or use in extreme conditions

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.6 inches, 105.2 cm2 (~83.1% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~266 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 10

Hardware

  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC
  • eMMC 5.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Quad
    • 13 MP, 27mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
    • 5 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP, (wide)
  • Video: [email protected]

LG K42 rear camera

Multimedia

  • Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable

Models: LMK420HM, LM-K420HM

LG K42 Price and Availability

LG K42 in colors

The K42 comes in grey and green colors though LG hasn’t provided further details on pricing and availability.

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