Affordable smartphones are becoming more ubiquitous in the U.S. and a lot of that has to do with the major carriers doing away with phone subsidies. That being the case, carriers and manufacturers are launching a large number of inexpensive handsets in the country, and one such device to hit the market happens to be the LG K10. Which will be able to be purchased from AT&T from July 22. The smartphone was originally introduced by the South Korean manufacturer back at the CES 2016 trade show earlier this year, and will be available on AT&T Next for just $6.00 per month for 30 months with an eligible service plan.
The carrier has also announced that it will be offering the LG G Pad X 8.0 tablet to its customers from the same day, but it will come with a price-tag of $49.99 on a two-year contract for those with an eligible service plan. According to AT&T’s senior vice president of Device and Network Services Marketing, Mr. Jeff Bradley, both the “LG K10 and G Pad X 8.0 offer high performance, portability and convenience, but at a price that won’t put a dent in your wallet”. Both devices will be available at AT&T retail stores as well as on the carrier’s official website. It’s worth mentioning that the LG K10 is one of the comparatively more premium devices in LG’s K-series of mid-range and entry-level handsets, and is already available from a number of carriers in the country, including T-Mobile and its prepaid brand, MetroPCS.
Taking a quick look at the tech specs of the two devices, the LG K10 features a 5.3-inch HD display and comes with an 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear, while the front-facing selfie cam sports a 5-megapixel sensor. The device also comes with a removable 2,300 mAh battery and has a microSD card slot that allows capacity expansion by up to 32 GB. Meanwhile, the G Pad X 8.0 features an 8-inch full HD display panel and has a dedicated DirecTV button that allows subscribers to conveniently access various television shows and movies on the go. The device also comes with AT&T’s ‘NumberSync’ feature that allows AT&T subscribers to make and receive video calls on their tablet using the same mobile number as their smartphone, even when the smartphone is switched off.