LG has expanded its K-series of smartphones with the launch of K5 and K8. The South Korean company unveiled its all-new K-series of mid-range smartphones at CES this year and has thus far announced the LG K4, LG K7, and LG K10.
LG says that both the K5 and K8 will start rolling out to 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.
Much like other K-series smartphones, LG says the K5 and K8 feature the company’s UX and “an advanced camera” without a premium price tag. The company also boasts that the K8 sports a premium design with curved edges and 2.5D Arc Glass. The smartphone also features woven back cover.
For specifications, the LG K5 features a 5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor clubbed with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone packs 8GB of built-in storage and also comes with expandable storage support via microSD card. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based LG K5 packs 1900mAh removable battery and 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.
Ahead of MWC 2016, the LG K8 was listed on a company site though there was no word on availability that time. The K8 features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) In-cell display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. The company has revealed that the smartphone will be available in different RAM versions depending on the market – 1.5GB in EU and North America and 1GB of RAM in Latin America. The smartphone will support expandable storage via microSD card. It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. The handset is backed by 2125mAh removable battery.
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.
Commenting on the launch, Juno Cho, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said, “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.”