LG K7 leak hints at some spec details of a T-Mobile-bound smartphone

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T-Mobile is no stranger to offering entry-level and mid-range LG phones, with devices like the LG Leon LTE, LG G Stylo, and LG Optimus F3Q all currently sitting on T-Mo’s shelves. And now a report claims that they may soon get a friend.

VentureBeat says that a new device known as the LG K7 will be making its way to T-Mobile. The K7 is expected to be an entry-level model that offers a 5-inch display with a resolution of 854×480, which is pretty low by today’s standards. Also said to be included is a quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and 5-megapixel front and rear cameras. Rounding out the K7’s rumored spec list is 4G LTE support.

Pricing info for the LG K7 is still up in the air, but if its rumored spec list holds true, it ought to be pretty easy on the wallet. The K7 will reportedly debut “in the next few months.”

The LG K7 certainly doesn’t sound like the most exciting smartphone ever, but along with high-end handsets like the LG V10, there need to be some more affordable entry-level options for folks whose primary concern is that their new phone be low-cost. With a rumored spec list that includes a 5-inch 854×480 display, expect the LG K7 to fill that role.

Source: VentureBeat

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  • guest

    I wanted a 4.5″ with 1.5 or 2GB from LG. :(

    • MisterSuperGod

      So it’s a half inch larger, is that really enough to be a deal breaker? If they don’t drop the ball when announcing the price, we may have a contender. Of course, it’s gotta be easy to root too, that’s a prerequisite!

      • guest

        Yes. I want a phone that I can use with one hand.
        The price I think it’s gonna start at $150 and one year from now it will be around $40.

  • Mike

    It would make a lot of sense to price something like this around $50 range for those who can’t afford a $200-800 phone and want to stream on a bigger screen. It’s perfect resolution for their BingeOn service at 480p. Blu makes phones this size for that price no problem, wouldn’t see why LG couldn’t do the same.

    • MisterSuperGod

      Couldn’t agree with you more. Just hope LG does too. :)

  • KOLIO

    Perfect timing:
    I was looking for a low-price phone to Jump out from the Note 5 to in February.

  • David

    I think the best phone isn’t about higher and higher resolution screen. On the contrary, I think a 1080p screen is more than enough for the eye (can’t see pixels with naked eye). It saves a lot of battery, allow the phone runs blazing fast and the cost saving on the screen can be used to increase camera quality or memory size.

  • sidekicker89

    I finally got my HTC One M9 today. I paid $380 for it brand new on Cyber Monday. The phone gets really hot using Periscope and it takes forever to charge. Other than that I like it so far.

    • MisterSuperGod

      And this is related to the article how…?

      • PolicingTheInternet.txt

        • MisterSuperGod

          Damn right.

      • sidekicker89

        And you care why…?

        • MisterSuperGod

          This isn’t an HTC anything article. It’s kinda like a little kid that gets so excited over his new toy that he interrupts grown up conversations to talk about it. Now that i think about it, it’s kinda cute. Carry on sidekicker. My bad.

  • RLB63

    They say that kids that young shouldn’t have a phone. I would research the results. I’m hour an Apple fan but I’m told their executives don’t even send their kids to schools that use tech. They figure it changed so fast that they would have to relearn out anyway. They don’t want them over immersed in it.

    • Mark Kendrick

      I’m sorry the sarcasm didn’t come through I should have ended with (sarcasm). You’re right I wouldn’t give a kid that young a phone except in certain circumstances. I just thought that in this day and age the phone was pretty weak.

  • HeatFan786

    K7: Krap 7, must have been the 7th iteration in the lab, but it’s still crap. How could LG release a potential 480p display when the Moto G has a 720p one? Yikes.

    • mingkee

      Don’t forget this is for basic/prepaid.

      • HeatFan786

        That’s fine, but you cannot make phones for about $50-$100 when they’re worse than the competition.

      • Stefan Naumowicz

        I think OP’s point is that other prepaid devices in this category still offer better resolution screens, even on devices with smaller screens

    • PiCASSiMO

      What is the base price of the Moto G? $180.

      I don’t believe this K7 will exceed MSRP of $125. Retail will most likely be in the $85-$100 range. So there will be a $80-$95 difference that will cover the cost of the higher 720p display.

      This phone will be more comparable with the Moto E. That starts at $120 but with LTE is $150. And it has a 960×540 screen that is similar to this K7 854×480.

      • HeatFan786

        The Moto G 2nd Gen is like $100. You don’t need a 3rd gen for a 720p display. I got my Moto G first gen for like $5 like 8 months ago.

        • PiCASSiMO

          Do you use the word “like” often when you talk to others?

          Back to your comment, I’m surprised to see that Motorola is holding their cyber Monday pricing on the 2014 Moto G. That will probably not last once inventory is exhausted. So I wouldn’t use this as a reference 720p phone.

        • HeatFan786

          http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015XIHSBW?ref_=gb1h_tit_m-4_0742_396af327&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

          Look around. There are phones much better than this LG K7. 720p should be the bare minimum people ought to get on a cheap device because it allows them to enjoy Netflix and Youtube and other media on their phones without sacrificing too much in quality. Typing has nothing to do with someone’s vernacular or how they communicate in person.

  • mrpickem

    Just what we need, another budget/junk LG device. Why don’t they concentrate on better design and updates instead of releasing 50 devices per year?

    • JMccovery

      I’m guessing that LG wants to be the ‘next’ Samsung.

  • Joe

    LG needs a clear flagship phone to be released. The V10 fails because it basically as the same specs as the G4 except a little better screen. Samsung releases the S series in the spring and then the note series in the fall. This is what LG needs to do.

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    nah

  • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

    LG will just tarnish their reputation by putting out junk phones.. The LG G2 is an amazing phone, they should just repackage that and sell it for the same price as the K7 ;) If they keep releasing sub par phones no one will take them seriously on the higher end ones. This is why there is a Lexus and Toyota, Infiniti and Nissan, Lincoln and Ford, etc.

    • guest

      More like Toyota Yaris versus Toyota Avalon.
      But I somewhat agree. i think T-Mobile and LG should bring $200 – $250 phones that in a year or so they can sell it for $80 – $100, then more people would be happy.
      I think the problem are people themselves, when they want it cheap they want it really cheap.

  • Adelino

    Why don’t they just design a phone that gets great reception?

    • Durandal_1707

      You’re expecting great reception from LG?