The LG K40s is a low end /low-cost smartphone that features a chassis very similar in appearance to premium LG smartphones from another series. This smartphone houses specs that favor basics tasks. In this article, we explore the specs and price of the LG K40s, which is aimed at helping you make your purchase decision.
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LG K40s Key Specs & Features
- 6.1-inch, IPS Display, 720 X 1520 pixels (276 ppi)
- Android 9.0 (Pie), One UI with 8GB RAM
- Octa-core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22
- 32GB built-in storage and supports memory card up to 1TB
- 13MP + 5MP + Dual Rear Camera
- 13MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint Sensor (Rear Mounted)
- 3, 500mAh Non-Removable Li-ion Battery
The Design and Display
The difference between the LG K40s and the smartphones mentioned above is the build properties. Where the aforementioned smartphones feature glass and metal in their build, the smartphone opts for a cheaper plastic build, which played a vital role in making it a cheaper mobile phone.
The rear of the LG K40s is home to a very familiar setup from previous released LG smartphones, like the ones mentioned above. Here you will find a dual-camera setup, a camera flash, and a capacitive fingerprint sensor. Below this fingerprint sensor is LG mascot, indicating its an LG smartphone.
Upfront, there is a 6.1-inch display with a dot notch. This display is an IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and a screen density of 276ppi.
Comparing this front panel to what we had on the G8x and the V50s, we observe the presence of bigger bezels, which gives off signals that the LG K40s is cheaper smartphone when making physical appearance comparison.
In terms of color variant, there is isn’t much to choose from, you basically have two choices. The LG K40s comes in New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue.
The Cameras on the LG K40s is an improvement over what we had on the LG K40. Instead of having a single rear camera setup, there is a dual-camera setup on this device. This new camera setup gives room for creative shots.
The dual rear camera setup on the smartphone is home to a 13MP primary camera with an aperture of F/2.2 and a secondary 5MP ultra-wide camera.
With this camera setup, you would be able to shoot photos in HDR and panorama and also shoot 1080p videos with frame rates up to 30fps.
For Selfies, the LG K40s makes use of a 13MP front-facing camera with an aperture of f/2.0. This camera lets you shoot 1080p videos with frame rates capped at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
The Hardware of the LG K40s speaks a lot on the kind of Smartphone it was meant to be. The handset is a low-end /low-cost smartphone, featuring the kind of hardware that makes basic tasks run smoothly.
Although there was an increase in battery capacity, the hardware setup on the LG K40s is basically the same as what we had on the LG K40. The same processor, RAM, and storage were featured here.
The LG K40s features an Octa-core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 processor. This processor has a 12nm architecture and has a 2.0 GHz processing speed. It also houses a PowerVR GE8320 graphics processing unit.
Still, on hardware specs, this smartphone features 2GB/3GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage with up to a whopping 1TB of microSD expansion.
The LG K40s is so home to a 3500mAh battery, which is a slight upgrade to the 3000mAh battery we had on the LG K40 smartphone. Note there isn’t any form of fast charging here, you shouldn’t be expecting crazy charging speeds.
The LG K40s features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Micro-USB 2.0 port, Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and Near field connection (NFC).
Internet connectivity on the LG K40s is capped at 4G LTE. Supported 4G LTE bands in Nigeria include the band 3,7 and 20. This means that users in Nigeria would be able to use MTN, Airtel and 9Mobile 4G sims on this smartphone.
LG K40s Price and Availability
The LG K40s price is around $176.34, which is about 63,923 Naira. The LG K40s are currently available for purchase and can be purchased from retail stores near you, as well as online retails stores that ship to your region.
LG K40s Specs
Here are a few specs of the LG K40s:
- Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Processor: Octa-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 (MediaTek Helio P22)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 2GB/3GB RAM
- Colours: New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue
- Dimension: 156.3 x 73.9 x 8.6 mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.1-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels (276 ppi)
- Screen Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 13MP (wide) f/2.2 + 5MP (Ultra-wide)
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
- Front Camera: 13MP f/2.0
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 1TB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Micro-USB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: Yes
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3,500mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: No