LG has launched the K12+ mid-tier phone in Brazil which seems to be some sort of variant of the K40 which was announced ahead of MWC in February. The LG K12+ has been launched at a price of BRL 1,199 (roughly Rs 21,000) and will initially be available for buying in Brazil – there's no word if and when the LG K12+ will be available in global markets inluding India.
The LG K12+ has an all-plastic body with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner – it will be available in Moroccan Blue, Platinum Gray, and Black colours with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage (which is also expandable).
LG’s new phone comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ display and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The dual SIM phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo and packs a 3,000mAh battery.
On to cameras, the LG K12+ has a 16MP AI camera on the rear and an 8MP camera on the front. The 16MP camera on the rear uses AI (but there’s no LG ThinQ branding on this one) to identify as many as 8 different types of subjects, while the 8MP front camera can shoot software assisted portrait selfies.
In other news, LG launched the G8 ThinQ at MWC 2019 – the G8 is a phone that you can control largely without even having to touch it - by combining what LG calls Hand ID with Air Motion gestures. The rest of the LG G8 is familiar – it looks exactly like the G7 before it.
The G8 ThinQ comes with a 6.1-inch 19.5:9 OLED display with a notch, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage (which is also expandable), a dual rear camera system consisting of one 12MP standard camera with 78-degree field of view and a secondary 16MP wide angle camera with 107-degree field of view, a primary 8MP front camera, and a 3,500mAh battery.
The LG G8’s OLED screen doubles as an audio amplifier, as well as the earpiece – LG calls it crystal sound. And it has a 3D Time-of-Flight front camera (LG is calling it the Z camera).