LG officially announces the LG K8 and LG K5

LG officially announces the LG K8 and LG K5
Earlier this year, the LG K7 and LG K10 were unveiled. Not too long afterward, the LG K4 was introduced. LG continues to fill out the K series lineup, and this morning the LG K5 and LG K8 were made official by the manufacturer. Previously seen on the company's Hungarian website, the LG K8 features a 5-inch In-cell display with a 720 x 1280 resolution. The phone uses 2.5D Arc Glass, and a woven back cover provides a grip that will keep you from dropping your handset. The MediaTek MT6735 SoC is on board, carrying a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU and the Mali-T720 GPU. Depending on the region, the phone will be equipped with 8GB or 32GB of native storage. A microSD slot is available to those seeking additional memory.

The LG K8 sports a metallic body. In most markets that it will be sold in, that body will have 1.5GB of RAM inside. In Latin America, the phone comes with 1GB of the sweet stuff. An 8MP camera adorns the back of the unit while a 5MP camera can be found on front. The camera comes with features like Gesture Interval Shot and Flash for Selfie. The 2125mAh battery is removable, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed. The K8 offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0 and NFC connectivity. Available in Gold, Indigo and White, the device measures 8.7mm thick. Power and volume controls can be found on the back of the K8.

The LG K5 comes with a 5-inch screen carrying a 480 x 854 FWVGA resolution. The MediaTek MT6735 SoC is under the hood with the same CPU and GPU specs found on the K8. 1GB of RAM is inside along with 8GB of expandable native storage. The camera combo from back to front is 5MP/2MP, and a removable 1900mAh battery keeps the lights on. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, Bluetooth 4.1, and USB 2.0. Android 5.1 is pre-installed, and the color options are Gold, Silver and Titan. The phone is 8.9mm thick.

Pricing for both units will be announced later this week when the handsets are introduced in "key markets."  The LG K8 will be offered in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, CIS and Latin America. The LG K5 will be sold in Europe, CIS and Latin America. In Mexico, the phone will be known as the LG Q6.

source: LG
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