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LG expands mid-range K-series lineup with the K8 and K5

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LG today introduced two new additions to its mid-range K-series lineup that it had unveiled earlier this year at CES 2016. The new K8 and K5 mid-range smartphones are slated to launch soon in a number of emerging markets around the globe.

The LG K8 features a 5.0-inch HD In-cell touch display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core chipset. In terms of memory, the EU and NA variant is going to feature 1.5GB RAM while the Latin American variant will include only 1GB of RAM. Rest of the spec-sheet includes an 8MP primary camera, 5MP front-facing camera, 2125mAh removable battery, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and Micro USB 2.0. The K8 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The LG K5 is similar to the K8 as far as the screen and chipset go, but differs slightly in other areas. It only features 1GB of RAM and comes with 8GB of onboard expandable storage. On the imaging front, the smartphone offers a 5MP unit at the back and a 2MP unit on the front for selfies. The removable battery is smaller in capacity too, rated at 1900mAh. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and Micro USB 2.0. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, which is slightly disappointing.

Source: LG Newsroom

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