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    LG K42 though a budget smartphone is in news because of its US military-grade body. LG Electronics has launched this unique military-grade handset in the Indian market.

    Though the smartphone has pretty entry-level specs such as MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, the South Korean company stated that the handset has passed the US Military-grade tests for its durability.

    As per LG India, the smartphone passed 9 different US military durability tests including high and low temperature, humidity, vibration, temperature shock and more.

    Speaking on this occasion, Mr Advait Vaidya, Business Head-Mobiles, LG India, said: “Consumers today are looking for affordable smartphones that not only sport an advanced camera technology but also have a sturdy build for longer life”.

    He also reiterated that the new LG K42 sets new standards of performance, innovation, and durability.

    LG K42 Specifications:

    Back to the LG K42 handset, it sports a 6.6-inch HD+ display (1600 x 720 pixels resolution) with 20:9 aspect ratio. The UV coated rear panel makes it less susceptible to scratches.

    Powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 chipset and 3GB RAM, the handset houses 64GB internal storage with an option to expand the storage using microSD card.

    AI Quad Camera with Flash Jump Cut:

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    On the optics front, LG K42 sports AI quad-camera Setup at the rear including 13MP primary camera, 5MP ultra-wide-angle camera, 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensor. One can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.

    For selfies and video calling, there’s an 8MP selfie camera placed in notch.

    The LG K42’s power button doubles up as a fingerprint sensor. However, there’s a dedicated button for activating Google Assistant. For game lovers, there’s an inbuilt Game Launcher feature that loads games faster. It also has a 3D sound engine for a better sound experience.

    Backed by a 4000mAh battery, the handset provides decent power to stay for a day and more. However, it lacks fast charging support. Connectivity-wise, it supports dual 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and Type-C port.

    LG K42’s Price & Warranty:

    Priced at ₹10,990 this 3/64GB single variant LG K42 will be available on Flipkart from January 26th onwards. As one can expect, this has got 2 colour options (Green and Gray).

    It is a tough build, the LG India offers a 2-year warranty on the handset and free one-time screen replacement. Moreover, it’s a Made in India handset.

    So, what is your opinion on the latest LG K42’s military-grade handset? Share your thoughts.

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