As mobile carriers continue to roll out and expand their 5G coverage throughout this year and the next, phones that can connect to the next-gen network are becoming more affordable. The latest device to tout 5G and a low price is the LG K92 5G. For US carriers AT&T and Cricket, the phone will be available on Nov. 6 for $395 and $360, respectively. It'll also be sold on US Cellular starting Nov. 19 and for a limited time, new users can get it for free "after $350 in bill credits."
The LG K92 5G features a 6.7-inch display with thin bezels and a hole-punch camera on the front of the display. It's powered by a Snapdragon 690 chipset and a 4,000-mAh battery. In addition to a 16-megapixel front-facing camera, it has four other cameras on the back: a 64-megapixel standard shooter, a 5-megapixel wide-angle camera, and two other cameras for depth sensing and macro images. The phone runsout of the box, which is a bit outdated given that the latest version of the OS is .
LG's handset joins only a couple of other 5G phones in its price range. In September Motorola announced the , a $445 phone for Verizon and AT&T that also has a 6.7-inch display and four rear cameras. But the One 5G has the more powerful Snapdragon 765 processor, a bigger battery and two front-facing cameras. More recently, OnePlus unveiled the . It has the same processor as the LG K92, but it has a 90Hz display and an additional monochrome lens for taking black and white photos. It will be released in the UK followed by the US and costs £329. (No US pricing has been released yet, but that's roughly $430.)
Judging by these specs alone, the LG K92 does make a few compromises. A 5-megapixel wide-angle camera and a previous version of Android don't sound too exciting. But at $359 the phone is still less expensive than its competitors and with many users being more cost-conscious due to, it may be worth a look if you want to connect to 5G for cheap.