LG K9s is a budget smartphone coming to Metro by T-Mobile

LG K9s is a budget smartphone coming to Metro by T-Mobile

Not every device shown off at CES gets a fancy hype video and fanfare. Many of the new products are simply at the booths just waiting to be discovered. The LG K9s is one such device. The phone has not been formally announced by LG or T-Mobile, but it was being shown off nonetheless. We spotted it and snapped a few hands-on photos of this budget device.

As the spec sheet below reveals, the LG K9s is a device firmly in the budget category. It has a “small” 5-inch display, only 2GB of RAM, and a measly 2,500 mAh battery. The LG K9s does have a 3.5mm headphone jack and fingerprint scanner, which is nice for a budget phone. In traditional LG fashion, the fingerprint scanner doubles as the power button. One feature that they seem to be emphasizing is a GIF creation tool in the camera. Rather than taking a short video, it stitches together several photos.

It appears that LG will have a couple of models available. The spec sheet at the booth mentioned that features may vary depending on the market. They list two different camera and processor options. We don’t know exactly where the phone will be available, but one of the models had pre-installed apps from Metro by T-Mobile (a.k.a. MetroPCS). We have reached out to LG for more information about pricing and availability.

SpecsLG K9s
Display5-inch HD IPS TFT Display
  • Rear: 13MP with PDAF or 8MP with Flash
  • Front: 5MP, portrait mode
Processor1.5GHz Octa-core or 1.4GHz Quad-core
Memory2GB RAM, 16GB storage
Battery2,500 mAh (Removable)
Dimensions5.7×2.83×0.32 inches
ColorsNew Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black, White

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Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.