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LG K8 and K5 budget smartphones announced: Specifications and features

LG has introduced two new budget smartphones, the K8 and K5. The two new smartphones come with features like 5-inch display, quad core processor and removable batteries.

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LG has expanded its K series with two new smartphones – the K8 and K5. The two new LG smartphones will be available in select markets starting this week. The LG K8 will be available in regions Asia, Africa, the Middle East, CIS and Latin America, while the K5 will be available in Europe, CIS and Latin America. LG hasn’t disclosed the pricing of the smartphones, but looking at the specifications features these are likely to be the budget ones. Also Read - This Qualcomm chip bug affects around 30 percent of phones globally: Report

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Common specifications of the LG K8 and LG K5 include 5-inch display, quad core processors and microSD slot for expandable storage. Both the smartphones come with removable battery. Also Read - LG reveals list of phones to get up to Android 13 update even after business closure

First up is the LG K8. The smartphone is said to have a premium design with curved edges and textured back. The smartphone has 5-inch HD display. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad core processor along with 1.5GB/1GB of RAM variants The smartphone sports 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and USB 2.0. It is powered by a 2,125 mAh battery.

The LG K5 has a 5-inch FWVGA display (854×480 pixels resolution). It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad core processor along with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. The LG K5 comes with 8GB of built-in storage and supports microSD slot for additional storage. The LG K5 sports 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front facing camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and USB 2.0. It is powered by a 1,900 mAh battery.

The LG K8 will be competing against a range of budget smartphones such as the Lenovo K4 Note, LeEco Le 1s and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in the vicinity of Rs 10,000.

Features LG K8 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 LeEco Le 1s
Display 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) 5.5-inches full HD (1920×1080 pixels) 5.5-inches full HD (1920×1080 pixels)
Processor 1.3GHz quad core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor MediaTek’s 2.2GHz Helio X10 64-bit octa-core processor
RAM 1GB 2GB 3GB
Storage 16GB (expandable) 16GB (expandable) 32GB (non-expandable)
Rear Camera 8-megapixel 16-megapixel with phase detection auto-focus and dual LED flash 13-megapixel with phase detection auto-focus and dual LED flash
Front Camera 5-megapixel 5-megapixel 5-megapixel
Battery 2,125mAh 4,000mAh(16GB variant) 3,000mAh
OS 6.0 Marshmallow Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under MIUI 7 Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under custom EUI skin
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  • Published Date: March 15, 2016 9:30 PM IST
  • Updated Date: March 15, 2016 9:35 PM IST


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