Affordable LG K8 V launches on Verizon this month
Verizon Wireless today announced that it's about to release a new affordable Android smartphone manufactured by LG. Called LG K8 V, the new handset will be available to pre-order tomorrow, June 9, and should start shipping on June 16.
The K8 V is based on the LG K8 that can already be bought outside the US, offering relatively similar specs in a slightly different looking package (the K8 has a more rounded design compared to the K8 V).
Running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, the LG K8 V sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels - which we guess is acceptable for an affordable phone. The new device is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.3 GHz (unknown model), further offering an 8 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera, 1.5 GB of RAM, and a 2125 mAh battery. HD Voice and global roaming capabilities are also included. The K8 V has 16 GB of internal memory, though only 9.3 GB are usable. Luckily, the handset supports microSD cards (up to 128 GB).
The LG K8 V will be offered for $144 outright, or $6 per month for 24 months, and Verizon informs us that customers who pre-order online between June 9 and June 15 can get $50 off the phone's price (new or upgraded payment plan required). In case you're wondering, the K8 V is going to be a Verizon exclusive. This, however, shouldn't stop other carriers from selling the regular LG K8, if they wish so.
Update: Pre-orders are now live at Verizon - check out the second source link below.
source: Verizon, Pre-order page