The LG K92 launches in the U.S. as a cheap 5G phone for $359

The LG K92 launches in the U.S. as a cheap 5G phone for $359

LG has joined the gold rush of affordable 5G phones with the LG K92 5G, which the Korean brand says is “designed to bring the benefits of 5G to a larger audience.” With a form of 5G now active in most major U.S. cities, the next stage will be persuading buyers to adopt it, which is where phones like the new K92 come in.

Boasting a four-lens camera array firing at 64MP, backed up with a 16MP camera on the front underneath the hole-punch cutout, there’s little compromise on the photo credentials, and given that the whole thing is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 chipset, it should be no slouch at processing either, especially given the 6GB of RAM on-board.

The near-bezel-less screen measures a whopping 6.7-inches, so it’s good to know it’s an FHD+ panel, not to mention it has stereo speakers with ‘3D’ sound. Power comes with a 4000mAh battery which can be recharged via a Qualcomm QuickCharge 4 adapter. 5G can be a massive battery drain, so we’ll be curious to see if this can add stamina to its list of qualities.

There’s 128GB storage, expandable up to 2TB with microSD, WiFi 5 support (but not 6), NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, and a fingerprint sensor on the side, while the two-tone Titan Grey shell back lends the device an individual, quirky air.

Of course, there are a few compromises—no wireless charging, and no Android 11 at launch, for example, but it’s an impressive offering for as little as $359, depending on your carrier. That means the LG K92 5G is competing against other budget 5G offerings, such as the OnePlus Nord N10 5G (U.S. pricing not announced yet), the Pixel 4a 5G ($499), and the TCL 10 5G UW ($399).

The LG K92 5G will be available in the U.S. from AT&T, Cricket Wireless, and US Cellular, with pricing and availability to be announced on a carrier-by-carrier basis, but some are already taking pre-orders with a November 6th release date. Whether that applies across the board, time will tell.

SpecificationLG K92 5G
BuildPlastic
Dimensions & Weight
  • 6.55″ x 3.04″ x 0.33″
  • 7.14oz
Display
  • 6.7-inch hole-punch
  • 2400 x 1080 resolution
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 690
RAM & Storage
  • 6GB RAM + 128GB storage
  • Expandable storage up to 2TB via microSD
Battery & Charging
  • 4000mAh
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0
SecurityFingerprint Sensor, side-mounted
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: 64MP (main)
  • Secondary: 5MP (ultra wide)
  • Tertiary: 2MP (depth)
  • Quarternary: 2MP (macro)
Front Camera(s)16MP
Port(s)
  • USB-C
  • 3.5mm audio jack
AudioStereo Speakers with LG 3D Sound Engine
Connectivity
  • 5G (Sub-6GHz)
  • NFC
  • WiFi 5
  • Bluetooth 5.1
SoftwareAndroid 10 with LG UI overlay

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Chris Merriman
Chris Merriman

I am the UK News Editor at XDA Developers. I’ve been writing about technology for over a decade for the likes of The Inquirer, where I was Associate Editor, Computer Shopper UK, and IT Pro. I’ve also appeared on Sky News, BBC, Al Jazeera and recently left a long-running weekly tech news spot on TalkRadio UK. My love of technology comes from my family who hail from the pioneering days of Silicon Valley - in fact my Grandfather worked on Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. I’ve been using smartphones (and reading XDA) since the HTC Canary in 2003. I’m also a smart home obsessive. You can find me tweeting as @ChrisTheDJ or email me at [email protected]