ile most of the attention surrounding is focused on the G6, the presumed follow-up to the modular G5, the company is planning to bring a slew of phones to this year’s CES aimed at bringing flagship features to its more affordable line of hsets.
The primary focus is on building its K series line of phones, with no less than four new models ranging from 4.5-inches to 5.3-inches. The top-of-the-line K10 is a relatively minor update to the existing model, bringing a 1.5Ghz octa-core Tek chip, a larger battery, a slightly thinner lighter frame. is also putting a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the device, along with a 5Mfront camera the same 13Mrear camera that’s on the G5.
The 5-inch K8 K4 bring slightly less-robust rear cameras, opting to focus instead on selfies. The 5Mfront camera features ’s Gesture Shot feature, which “takes a selfie in response to a h signal, eliminating the need to press the shutter button.” Finally, the K3 has a 4.5-inch screen a 5Mrear camera. l of the K series phones feature microSD slots removable batteries. The K10 K8 will run Nougat out of the box, while the lower models are still based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
ong with its exped K series, will also debut the third generation of its its 5.7-inch stylus-equipped Style phone. Essentially a larger version of the K10, it features the same Tek chip, camera screen as the smaller model, but with a larger battery. It will also run Nougat, but will add several apps features designed for interactivity with its “new 1.8mm diameter fiber-tip stylus.”
hasn’t announced pricing or availability for its new phones, but it’s likely at least some of the models will be available in the U.S. And if the current pricing is any indication, the top-end K10 Stylo 3 should start at around $150 or $200, with the other models costing less.
y this matters: failed to move the needle much with consumers in 2016 despite releasing two flagships, the exped K series of phones could mark a shift in its strategy. th Samsung now comming much of the attention in the upper-end of the market, is clearly looking to capitalize of the sizable group of buyers who don’t necessarily need to have the best of the best.