LG readies five new Android 4.4 KitKat smartphones for MWC 2014

LG is ready to release a glut of new Android KitKat devices in the near future as speculation surrounding the Mobile World Congress [MWC] 2014 in Barcelona suggests the company will be one of the busiest firms.

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Benchmark tests on HTML5Test, reported by Tech Radar, show five new handsets all running Google Android 4.4 KitKat that are named as the LG-D830, LS740, LG-D410, LG-D320, and LG-MS323.

It’s the second time that the LS740 has appeared after the Bluetooth SIG certification site showed the LS740 ID thus fuelling rumours that it will be launched on the US Sprint network.

Also making its second appearance is the LG-D830 that was first spotted back in November and rumours are that the device sports a full HD display with LTE support included as standard.

There are also rumours that one of them is the LG G2 Mini that is reportedly in the works. It would see the screen shrunk from 5.2in to 4.7in whilst retaining the same 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM as its elder sibling.

The G2 also has a 13-megapixel camera on the back as well as a 2.1-megapixel snapper on the front, a 3,000mAh battery, and runs on Android 4.2, which will be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat later on this year.

LG had a busy 2013 with a variety of new devices released including the aforementioned LG G2 and the innovative G Flex, which is now available to pre-order in the UK, as well as the Google Nexus 5.

It also announced a tie-up with BlackBerry that sees all of its future phones come preloaded with BBM and it had a busy time at last week’s CES 2014 conference with a number of new releases including a pocket-sized printer for a smartphone.

Related: What we learned at CES 2014

MWC 2014, which takes place next month, is expected to be the birthplace of a number of devices based on Google Android 4.4 KitKat.

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