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LG's trio of new budget phones shines in blue

The LG Q60, K50 and K40 phones have sharp screens, fingerprint readers and dedicated buttons for Google Assistant.

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The LG K40, K50 and Q60

Though announced a week before the show began, LG's newest line of midrange phones made the first public appearance at MWC 2019. From left to right, the K40, K50 and Q60 are affordable handsets with fingerprint readers and dedicated Google Assistant buttons.

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LG Q60

As the most advanced of the trio, the Q60 has a 6.26-inch display and a 2GHz octa-core processor.

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LG Q60

It features a 3,500mAh battery and three rear cameras as well.

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LG Q60

The camera setup includes a 16-megapixel standard lens, a 5-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The phone also features "AI Cam," an AI software mode from LG that offers more camera features for users to fool around with.

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LG Q60

On the bottom, there's a USB Type-C port for charging and file transferring, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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LG Q60

The dedicated Google Assistant button that sits beneath the volume rocker.

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LG Q60

Both the Q60 and the K50 have teardrop notches on their displays. On the front is a 13-megapixel camera.

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LG Q60

Another look at the LG Q60.

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LG K50

Similar to the Q60, the K50 has a 6.26-inch display.

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LG K50

However, it only has dual rear cameras.

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LG K50

On the back is a 13-megapixel standard camera and a 2-megapixel shooter for sensing depth.

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LG K50

The front holds a 13-megapixel camera.

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LG K50

The K50 runs Google's latest mobile OS, Android 9.0 Pie.

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LG K40

The last of the bunch is the LG K40, a lower-range phone with a smaller 5.7-inch screen and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

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LG K40

On its rear, it has a single 16-megapixel camera. However, like the Q60 and K50, its camera also has "AI Cam." 

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LG K40

Below the camera is a fingerprint sensor. The phone is also powered by a 3,000mAh battery and an octa-core processor.

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LG K40

Unfortunately, LG has not released any pricing or availability info for these phones.

For more info, read CNET's full coverage of MWC 2019.

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