LG K42 with military-grade durability and Helio P22 SoC launched in India: price, specifications


  • The LG K42 sports MIL-STD 810G certified body that can survive harsh conditions
  • The device has a dedicated Google Assistant button
  • The smartphone is powered by Helio P22 procecssor

South Korean brand LG has launched a new smartphone called LG K42 in India. To recall, the device had debuted in the European market in September last year. The Indian variant retains the same specifications as its European counterpart. 

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The LG K42 is equipped with a military-grade build and offered at an affordable price tag under Rs 12,000. Some key highlights of the device include a punch-hole display, dedicated Google Assistant button, and quad rear cameras.

LG K42 specifications and features

LG K42

The LG K42 competes against the likes of Redmi 9 Prime and others under Rs 12,000 price segment

Beginning with the display, the LG K42 offers a 6.5-inch HD+ screen with a centre-aligned punch-hole camera cutout. The device features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button and a dedicated Google Assistant button. The back panel of the smartphone has an anti-scratch UV coating with horizontal stripes. 

The LG K42 is MIL-STD 810G certified that is touted to withstand tough conditions including high/low temperatures, vibration, shock and others. 

On the imaging front, the LG K42 sports a square-shaped quad-camera module. The setup consists of a 13MP main sensor, a 5MP super wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro shooter. The device comes with an 8MP front-facing selfie camera. 

Under the hood, the LG K42 is equipped with a MediaTek Helio P22 processor coupled with 3GB RAM. The device packs 64GB onboard storage expandable via microSD card slot. The smartphone draws its power from a 4,000mAh battery. It runs Android 10 with LG UX on top of it.

Connectivity options on the LG K42 include 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and USB-C port. 

LG K42 price in India

The LG K42 carries a price tag of Rs 10,990 in India. It is offered in Gray and Green colours and will be available for purchase exclusively on Flipkart from January 26th. The South Korean brand is offering 2 years extended warranty with free one-time screen replacement for buyers. 

Viraj Gawde

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