LG K42 and K71 unveiled with Helio chipsets

Michail, 21 September 2020

Without much fanfare, LG updated its midrange K-series with two new entries - the LG K42 and LG K71. Both will soon launch in several Latin American markets including Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador, Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica. They come with MediaTek’s Helio chipsets, 4,000 mAh batteries and run Android 10 with LG’s UX on top.

LG K42

The K42 features a 6.6-inch HD+ display with a centered punch-hole for its 8MP selfie cam. Around the back, we find a quad camera array with a 13MP main shooter, 5MP ultrawide lens, and two 2MP sensors for macro shots and depth data.

You’ll also notice the Wave pattern which features a "UV coating" for added grip and durability. The right-hand-side houses the fingerprint scanner/power button while the volume and Google assistant buttons are on the left.

LG K42 and K71 unveiled

Under the hood, we have the Helio P22 chipset paired with 3GB RAM and 64GB storage which is expandable via microSD. The battery comes in at 4,000 mAh and charges over USB-C.

The phone also boasts a headphone jack, DTS:X 3D audio and a MIL-STD-810G certification for shock resistance.

LG K42 and K71 unveiled

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

LG K71

The LG K71 sits a step above the K42 and comes with a 6.8-inch FHD+ display with a waterdrop notch and 20.5:9 aspect ratio. It also comes with something you don’t see that often nowadays - a built-in stylus. It’s not as advanced as the ones you’ll see on Samsung’s Galaxy Note line though so no Bluetooth or motion tricks here.

LG K42 and K71 unveiled

The back features a triple cam setup with a 48MP primary shooter and 5MP ultrawide module accompanied by a 5MP depth helper. The selfie shooter has a 32MP sensor.

LG K42 and K71 unveiled

The K71 is powered by the Helio P35 chipset alongside 4GB RAM and 128GB storage which is firther expandable via microSD cards.

Rounding out the highlights of the K71 is a 4,000 mAh battery, headphone jack and dual speaker setup with DTS:X 3D support. The phone boots Android 10 with LG’s UX interface.

LG K42 and K71 unveiled

The LG K71 comes in white and grey colors but its pricing and availability are also not yet detailed.


Reader comments

Budget phone with MIL-STD-810G? Why do no people buy one? I'd buy one in a heartbeat!

Mediatek best processor /s

  • Family Friend
  • 23 Sep 2020
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Basically I was thinking the same thing as well. The LG K71 is the LG Stylo 6 Plus, everything else is the same with just an upgrade in cameras & storage.

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