LG K61 mid-range smartphone launches in South Africa for R6299

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Although the LG Velvet announcement is now just a few days away, the company is today introducing a new mid-range phone to South Africa.

Dubbed the LG K61, the phone was first announced in February and features a 6.53-inch display with a 2340×1080 resolution.

There’s also a punch hole selfie camera — which, for some reason, LG tries really hard to hide in glamour shots — with a 16MP sensor.

At the rear, the phone sports four snappers: a 48MP primary, an 8MP wide-angle, a 2MP macro and a 5MP depth sensor.

It’s powered by a Mediatek Helio P35 chipset with 4GB of RAM and a choice of 64 or 128GB of internal storage. There’s also a microSD card slot.

Other notable features includes a Google Assistant button, a headphone jack, NFC, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a USB-C port for data and charging.

The LG K61 is powered by a 4000mAh battery and runs on Android 9.0 Pie at launch.

As for the price, the LG K61 will retail in South Africa for R6299, pitting it against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy A51, newly-launched Huawei P40 Lite, and the Redmi Note 8 Pro.

It’ll be available to purchase from Vodacom from 8 May, and will roll out to Cell C and MTN in the “following weeks”.

Feature image: LG

Andy Walker, former editor


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