LG's K10 is yet another smartphone built for selfies

LG's K10 is yet another smartphone built for selfies
LG's K10 is yet another smartphone built for selfies

LG's latest budget smartphone, the K10, is now available in Australia at an asking price of AUD$299.

While there's nothing overly unique about the smartphone from a hardware perspective, LG has been quick to point out the phone's potential for "easy and hassle-free" selfies. A feature called Gesture Shot allows users to take a photo by making a fist in front of the lens, and making a fist twice will take four photos in a row. A "virtual flash" will turn the K10's screen white for brighter selfies, similar to the retina flash feature Apple introduced in the iPhone 6s.

Boasting about a phone's selfie prowess has become an increasingly common marketing tactic in the budget to midrange tier. Both Alcatel and OPPO have used this line recently, with regards to Pop 4 and F1, respectively.

The K10's key specifications include a 5.3-inch 720p display, a 1.14GHz eight-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, a 13MP rear-facing camera, 5MP rear-facing camera, and a 2,300mAh battery. The K10 ships with Android Marshmallow.

JB Hi-Fi and Big W are both ranging the LG K10 from today.

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