LG has officially announced today their latest additions to their K-series budget smartphones the K8 and K5. However the K8 is specced better than the K5, each device should perform similarly.
The LG K8 has a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 SoC, an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, 1GB of RAM for Latin America markets and 1.5GB of RAM for the rest of the world, a 2,125mAh removable battery, and 8 or 32GB of storage alongside a microSD card for even more space. The phone also features a woven back cover for extra grip, complete with LG’s signature rear volume rocker, and there’s also a metallic frame running around the handset’s edge for a sleek look. You’ll also find Android 6.0 Marshmallow on this handset along with 4G LTE and NFC. The K8 also takes advantage of some of LG’s top end camera capabilities like Gesture Interval Shot and Flash for Selfie. And in case you’re wondering, you’ll be able to get the handset in Gold, Indigo, and White.
The LG K5 is a bit lower spec wise, with a 5-inch 480 x 854 display, a MediaTek MT6735 SoC, a 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, 1GB of RAM everywhere, a 1,900mAh battery, and 8GB of storage for apps, games, music, and more. 4G LTE, WiFi, and Bluetooth are all present on this handset just like the K8, however LG has decided to pack in Android 5.1 Lollipop into this phone rather 6.0 Marshmallow. Customers will be able to pick up a K5 in Gold, Silver, and Titan, however there doesn’t appear to be the same swanky case or metal design as the K8.
“We are aware of the diverse needs and wants of our customers around the world and our goal is to deliver the best products to meet their expectations. The K8 and K5 will be fantastic choices for anyone who is seeking a smartphone with great looks, great looks, at a great price.” – Juno Cho, President and CEO, LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
No official pricing or availability has been confirmed yet by LG, however it is known that the K8 will launch in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, CIS and Latin America, while the K5 will make it’s way to customers in Europe, CIS and Latin America, and will be called the LG Q6 in Mexico.
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