LG has announced the launch of its new smartphone K10 with safety and design features and a special ‘panic button’ as per the Government of India guidelines.
LG Electronics is the first company to adhere to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommendation to have a single number ‘112’ for all emergency calls in the mobile phones across the country, which is referred to as the Panic Button implementation.
The launch event graced by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister, Communications and IT, Government of India and Mr Pankaj Mahindroo, Founder and National President, Indian Cellular Association, saw the unveiling of the phone with new features that include a best-in-class 5.3-inch HD In-cell Touch Display that delivers a superb viewing experience indoors or out. Its 13MP rear camera& 5MP front camera with 120-degree wide-angle selfie lens complements the phone. Other advanced features include a fingerprint scanner, OTG Support, a metallic U-frame, 2.5D Arc Glass design & latest Android OS 7.0 with 4GVoLTE.
Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister, Communications and IT, Government of India said, “We are consistently working on initiatives to create a safe & conducive environment for citizens of the country through technological excellence. The panic button, 112, is a great initiative and we must applaud efforts of LG Electronics who is developing technology for the betterment of the society. I would also like to congratulate LG for completing 2 decades in India.”
Mr. Kim Ki Wan, Managing Director – LG Electronics India who was present at the launch said, ‘’Extending LG’s core philosophy of Life’s Good to the safety realm, we have devised a new K10 2017 Smartphone with an emergency panic button that can be pressed to generate an alarm by a vulnerable target in case of an unforeseen situation. In 2017, we will be completing 20 years in India and we will continue to develop consumer-centric products which will empower their lifestyle.”
The phone has a premium look with its curved elemental design, distinct side character line and a curved metallic frame with 2.5 D curved glass. It has an ‘everybody in’ feature with the 120° wide-angle selfie camera with a brighter F2.2 lens which catches the full surroundings of the user. Powered by 1.5 GHz Octa-Core processor, K10 comes with 2GB RAM and 16 GB memory which can further be expanded up to 2TB. It comes with a removable 2,800mAh battery and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. On the connectivity front K10 supports 4G LTE / 3G / 2G, Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n) , Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0 and NFC.