LG joins the cheap 5G phone race with the K92

LG just announced its new K92 smartphone, which promises 5G support for AT&T and US Cellular for just under $400.

The fact that LG managed to churn out such a cheap 5G phone is all thanks to Qualcomm it revealed its budget-friendly Snapdragon 690 5G chipset over the summer, and it’s now slowly making its way into new devices. It’s worth noting, though, that the K92 only plays nice with sub-6 5G networks mmWave 5G access is still mostly available on more premium phones.

Apart from that chipset, the K92 also packs a 6.7-inch FHD+ screen with a hole-punch to accommodate a 16-megapixel front-facing camera, along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Unlike some other, more premium 5G phones, you can also add up to 2TB of storage space with a microSD card.)

Those specs are nothing to sneeze at for such an affordable phone, but we imagine the 5G support will be one of the main selling points here especially when other modern 5G devices can run you upwards of $800.

In case you need a bit more information, let’s delve right into the rest of the K92’s features and hardware, starting with that quad-camera setup we mentioned before. According to LG, the camera array boasts “flagship-quality” photography capabilities courtesy of its 64MP standard lens, 5MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP macro lens, and its 2MP depth sensor.

Obviously, without testing the device for ourselves, it’s challenging to back LG’s flagship-quality claims, but the specs, at the very least, are indeed similar to what you’d find in a higher-end smartphone.

The K92 goes on sale November 6th from AT&T, where it’ll cost you $395. Meanwhile, AT&T-owned Cricket will sell the phone for $359, and US Cellular will have the K92 for about $350 when it goes on sale there on November 19th.

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