LG K7 officially coming to T-Mobile and MetroPCS


Earlier this week, LG revealed its new K Series, a lineup “mass-tier offerings” running Android. And now we know that one of the new K Series phones will hit T-Mobile and MetroPCS.

T-Mobile has confirmed that the LG K7 will hit both its Magenta shelves as well as MetroPCS. Launch and pricing details will be revealed later, but considering the K7’s spec list, I wouldn’t imagine that it’ll be too hard on buyers’ wallets:

  • 5-inch 854×480 display
  • 1.1GHz quad-core processor
  • 8-megapixel or 5-megapixel rear camera
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 1.5GB or 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB or 8GB of storage
  • 2125mAh battery
  • Android 5.1

As a note, LG’s announcement includes different versions of the K7, like one that has 1.5GB of RAM and another with 1GB of RAM. T-Mobile hasn’t revealed which specs its version of the K7 will have, but a previous rumor suggested that the T-Mo model will have a Snapdragon 210 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 5-megapixel front and rear cameras, and 4G LTE.

While the LG K7 may not have crazy high-end specs, LG does tout that its K Series phones borrow features from its more premium devices. For example, the K7 has 2.5D Arc Glass on its screen, a textured backside, and a “glossy pebble design language.” That said, the LG K7 does look like a phone that’s meant to appeal to folks looking for a low-cost device. If you’re after something more high-end, the BlackBerry Priv is launching at T-Mo on January 26.

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  • Matt

    This is kind of a step down from the LG G Stylo.

    • kgraham182

      Agree the G Stylo has all the basic features covered even NFC. A year later it’s still worth a look at for anyone wanted an affordable android device.

      • Matt

        I am very happy with my Stylo. The only thing that I wish it had is an automatic screen brightness adjustment. Otherwise it is the best phone I have ever owned.

        • riverhorse

          Same here, best money í ever spent.
          BUT NOW mine is bursting to capacity ram and space wise… this after removing some apps n moving others to sd. Plus í could use a smidgen larger screen for my work documents.

          Not wanting to root, even a 32gb phone wouldn’t be a great upgrade before eventually taxing it.

          YET, they keep adding all these models with specs from eons ago.

          And even assuming an open budget, the flagships are missing something critical.

        • Gdot Selftruth

          so you CAN move apps to sd on a stylo?

        • Jon

          Yup but not every app can be moved to sd, it really is up to the app developer if they want to add that feature. For the most part some popular apps support it.

        • riverhorse

          Yes, like Jon says.
          I use AppMgr III
          Maybe 15-20% of my apps are movable.
          For about 1/4-1/3 of the movable apps it’ll pop up a recommend to not move for whatever specific reason…and í comply. Additionally í avoid moving any browser(or something like Earth) over.
          I’ve only been doing this for a couple weeks after running out of space…managed to free up 1-2 gb.
          The only issues I’ve noticed are very minor:
          One or two apps force close IN THE BACKGROUND ONLY…Amazon Underground for one, plus a couple of the food n shopping apps. And í believe it’s related to the next issue:
          some of them have trouble accessing Location since moving over.
          I just don’t keep Location On permanently.
          That’s it…it’s worth doing.
          Sorry for late reply.

        • Gdot Selftruth

          Thanks bro apreciate it def going to pick one up

        • randypower

          I recently looked at the LG Leon which also is missing this very basic feature. It’s surprising to see a mainstream company put out otherwise-decent phones that don’t have auto brightness.

        • Jon

          Agreed it is a pretty sweet phone but software wise it is lacking it lacks a few basic features high end devices have.

    • Drewski

      I could careless if its a step down to the lg stylo or no, at least with this particular phone here has awhole lot more megapixels than most of the other phones thats being currently sold out in both Tmobile/MetroPCS stores right now. At least they will charge a much needed cheaper price verses on what other would have charged them for.

      • Drewski

        not* correction on a word in one of my first sentences to you there. my bad.

  • Franklin919

    The device looks great and all but that resolution kills it, but don’t expect to have killer specs considering the price which will be under $100 from metro. Most of all there phones come with an instant rebate at launch.

  • AS118

    1.5 ram / 16gb storage or bust, is what I feel. T-mobile has enough crap 8gb phones.

  • riverhorse

    At this screen size + with nfc & 16/2gb í can’t imagine what could compete.
    I would jump on it, seems like not many left…it’s not on Metro website anymore.

    IT IS MISSING stuff some other LG’s have: IR blaster, wireless charging, mounting usb…no FM radio…

  • Grendel

    T-Mobile has a decent selection of high-end and low-end phones. Mid-range however, needs some more choices. This is definitely low-end by today’s standards.

  • Joe

    Another low end phone that no one wants. We need more high end devices. Basically we wait for Samsung to bring out the galaxy S and the note each year.. and maybe LG brings out one phone a year.. and of course Apple brings out one phone a year.. and that’s all we have to pick from. Need more top of the line phones! Sony is bringing some good ones this year but Tmobile looks like they won’t carry them.

  • expat1observer

    Just my

  • expat1observer

    Thinking, I need a phone to talk on. Nice to check email wherever I am, nice to be able to take pictures without carrying a camera. But necessity is to be able to pick up a signal! To have every available band for maximum accessibility is vital, everything else is an extra. All I want is to hear if it will have band 12 for use in city buildings

  • Rob Jones

    I’m sorry I know they are prepaid but why does every phone metro just about suck?

  • Kenzy Elizabeth

    This phone is $49 at metro right now. Its a pretty decent phone. If your not a person that needs to fully depend on it, its pretty good. Some lagging with multiple apps. Not bad.