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
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.
|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|
|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|
|OS||6.0 Marshmallow||Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under MIUI 7||Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under custom EUI skin|