LG launches mid-range K-series smartphones globally

Last Updated: 10 May, 2016
LG K5

The South Korean company unveiled its all new K-series of smartphones at the CES 2016 and is now unveiling the smartphones for the global market, one after the other. Today, the company has launched two smartphones – the LG K5 and LG K8, which will be hitting the key markets this week. The LG K5 will go on sale in Europe, CIS, and Latin America. The company added that the LG K5 will be dubbed the LG Q6 in Mexico. The LG K8, on the other hand, will be available in regions including Asia, Africa, the Middle East, CIS and Latin America. We can expect the company to announce the pricing at the time of local launch.

LG K8

LG K8, on the other hand, packs in a 5-inch 720p display, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 8GB internal storage, microSD expansion slot, an 8MP/5MP camera combo and a 2125mAh battery. The company says, the smartphone will have different RAM configuration depending on the market – 1.5GB in EU and North America and 1GB of RAM in Latin America.

LG K8

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based LG K8 supports 4G LTE apart from Wi Fi 802.11 b, g, n, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and Micro-USB. The handset measures 146×71.5×8.7mm and will be available in Gold, Indigo, and White colours.

LG K5

The handset features a 5-inch FWVGA display, a quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, a microSD expansion slot, and a 5MP/2MP camera combo. The LG K5 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop based LG’s UX operating system. Backed by 1900mAh battery, the phone will be available in Gold, Silver, and Titan colours. It measures 145×71.6×8.9mm and supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, Bluetooth 4.1, and Micro-USB – and notably no 4G LTE connectivity.

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