The LG K31 is also one of the cheapest smartphones that are compliant with MIL-STD-810G and features M3/TR hearing aid rating.
LG Mobile has quietly launched the LG K31, a new entry-level smartphone in the US. Despite its modest bearing, the phone still manages to feature standout features, perks that could delight consumers whose priorities might focus on ruggedness and accessibility.
LG K31: 5.7-inch IPS LCD panel with rear dual cameras
The LG K31 features a 5.7-inch IPS LCD panel, with a resolution of 720 x 1,520 pixels and a waterdrop notch, which houses the phone’s selfie camera.
The phone also has an 18.9:9 panel, which features a rather broad chin at the bottom. For its price tag, however, this is entirely forgivable.
On its rear, you’ll find a dual-camera setup, placed horizontally at the top center of the panel. A 13MP wide primary shooter headlines the module with PDAF. The secondary sensor features a 5MP ultrawide lens with a 120-degree field of view. An LED flash is also included.
Some of its key camera features in this segment are its support for HDR and panorama. The rear camera setup can also record 1080p videos at 30fps.
Meanwhile, the LG K31 sports a 5MP wide selfie camera inside the notch, one that also features an aperture of f/2.2. The front-facing shooter can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps as well.
Helio P22 chip, MIL-STD 810G compliant, and M3/TR hearing aid rating
On the other hand, the LG K31 draws its power from MediaTek’s Helio P22 system-on-a-chip. This is then paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage; the latter can be expanded via the device’s microSD card slot.
Easily one of the drawbacks of LG’s latest “budget” smartphone is its battery and charging features. The phone only works on an underwhelming 3,000mAh battery capacity, with no support for fast charging—additionally, the handset charges over a dated Micro USB port.
Nevertheless, LG manages to cram in some notable features such as a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a dedicated Google Assistant button situated on the left-hand side of the phone.
The LG K31 is also one of the inexpensive smartphones out there, which is compliant with MIL-STD 810G, indicating that the phone can be used in “rugged” conditions. Note, though, that this doesn’t guarantee that it can be utilized in extreme circumstances nor it can be used with maximum ruggedness.
Apart from this compliance, the LG K31 has an M3/TR hearing aid rating. The handset runs on LG UX 9.1, based on the latest Android 10.
The LG K31 is priced at USD 149.99 and only retails in a Silver variant. The phone is launching as LG Q31 in South Korea.
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