LG K30 launches at T-Mobile with 600MHz LTE support


T-Mobile has said that it’ll launch more than a dozen new smartphones with 600MHz support in 2018, and today one of those devices has been released.

The LG K30 is now available from T-Mobile. Pricing is set at $9 down and $9 per month for 24 months, or $225 if you prefer to pay in full.

When it comes to specs, the LG K30 is packing a 5.3-inch 1280×720 display, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, and a 5MP front-facing camera. There’s a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor inside the K30 as well as 2GB of RAM and a 2880mAh battery. LG’s K30 comes with 32GB of built-in storage, 23.65GB of which is available to the user, as well as a microSD card slot if you need more storage.


Other features of the LG K30 include a rear fingerprint reader, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Android 7.1.

As I mentioned before, the LG K30 includes support for T-Mobile’s 600MHz/band 71 LTE coverage, which we’ve seen T-Mobile using to upgrade many of its cell sites with lately. The K30’s full LTE support includes bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 66, and 71. Also included is support for HD Voice and VoLTE.

It’s good to see T-Mobile continue to expand its roster of 600MHz-compatible devices, especially with more affordable models like the K30. It’s kind of disappointing to see that the K30 comes with Android 7.1 instead of 8.0, but if you’re in the market for a lower cost smartphone, the K30 could be worth considering because of its 600MHz support.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • The Borg

    I hope LG will update to 8.0. The perfect low budget phone, otherwise

    • Acdc1a

      This device will likely receive 0 updates.

      • GracefullyParanoid

        Based on the track record lately, this device would be lucky to get a single security update. Google is finally making some attempt to fix this in Android 8, but at this point I would not consider anything that did not come with android 8 natively.

    • SirStephenH

      Considering that the V30 hasn’t even received Oreo, it’s doubtful the low-budget K30 will.

  • mark pettigrew

    Dissapointing TMO has tagged it at $225. This supposed to drop at about $150 I thought. Have to wait for a price drop…

  • PC_Tool

    Type in the first sentence. Geez, guys…

    “T-Mobile has said that it’ll launch 35 Comments in 2018”

    Pretty sure Legere is going to post more than 25 tweets. :p

    “the K30 could be considering”

    Worth considering?

    • slybacon

      You have a typo of your own (“type”) ;)

      • PC_Tool

        It’s like Murphy’s law. Whenever you point out another’s mistakes, you’re gonna make some.

        (Surprised that was the only one, really.)

        • slybacon

          Haha. If something can be typed wrong, it will.

  • Nathan Williams

    What about metro pcs. Sometimes its a better price when its launched

  • pda96

    No excuse for the latest phones not to have the latest OS.

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    2 gb not enough

  • Ty Christensen

    Yeah, no excuse for this to NOT launch with Oreo, come off it LG!

  • SV108

    I hope the Camera’s improved. The Camera was the biggest weakness of the K20. I also hope the battery’s still user replaceable. Makes it easier to fix battery issues, and allows you to just pop in a new battery in 1.5 to 2 years when the original battery starts to fade.

    • Phil

      Non-removable Li-Ion 2880 mAh battery

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  • Phil

    I’ve been rocking K20 Plus for 2 months only down side being camera.
    Other then that , performances is equal to Galaxy S7 & battery life is far better so K30 might be on my shopping list once price goes down.