New LG K-series smartphone pops up on Geekbench results; may launch at IFA later this year

LG may have launched a series of mid-range phones this year, but a new benchmark listing suggests a new K-series smartphone is in the works.

Details of a new LG K557 smartphone have emerged on Geekbench listings, featuring a Qualcomm chipset and Android 6.0 Marshmallow on-board.

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First spotted by GSM Arena, the Geekbench listing does not list out any other specifications of the device apart from the fact that it sports a 2GB RAM, but its mere presence suggests that LG may launch another K-series phone at IFA later this year.

The fact that the K-series is a major part of LG's plans in the smartphone market in the near future was made aptly clear in January when the Korean giant launched three K-series phones within a period of three weeks. While the company launched the 5.3-inch K10 and 5-inch K7 phones at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it announced the 4.5-inch K4 a few weeks later.

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While K10 comes with a 5.3-inch HD display, an octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, up to 16GB of storage, 13MP and 8MP cameras and a 2,300 mAh battery, the K7 features a 5-inch FWVGA In-cell Touch display, a 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor, up to 1.5GB of RAM,  up to 16GB of storage, 8MP and 5MP cameras and 2,125 mAh battery.

The cheaper K4 comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA display, 8GB of storage with a 1GB RAM, a 1,940 mAh battery and 5MP and 2MP cameras. All three K-series phones were launched with Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system on-board but we aren't sure if the phones have been updated with Android 6.0 Marshmallow as yet.

Given that the phone listed on Geekbench features an octa-core CPU and 2GB of RAM, it should be as powerful or more capable than the K10, which so far has been the queen among K-series handsets.

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