LG has announced two new entrants to the K series line of devices. The K5 and K8 are the latest entrants to the K series line. The LG K8 and LG K5 sport decent specifications that firmly places them as mid-range and low-end devices, respectively.
The LG K5 sports some similar specifications with the K8, which includes, a 5-inch display and 1.3GHz quad-core processor. The K5’s similarity to the K8 only ends at screen size as the K5 sport a lower resolution display (854 × 480), while the K8 LTE comes with a HD display.
Other specs of the LG K5 include; 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage that is expandable via Micro SD, a 5MP snapper on the back and a 2MP front facing camera for selfies. For power, the LG K5 sports a removable 1900 mAh battery. The device will ship with Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, and connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0 and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. The handset measures 141.5mm x 71.6mm x 8.9mm, and comes in Gold, Silver and Titan.
On the other hand, the LG K8 sports a 5-inch HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad core processor, 1.5GB/1GB RAM depending on the model, all models however come with 8GB internal storage that is expandable by Micro SD. The LG K8 carries 8MP on its back and a 5MP snapper on the front. For connectivity, the K8 sports a WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB 2.0 and it is also LTE enabled. The device is powered by a removable 2125 mAh battery and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The K8 has rear placement of the volume buttons and the power button just underneath the rear-facing camera. The device measures 144.6mm x 71.5mm x 8.7mm, and will come in either Gold, or Indigo or White colour.
The pricing of these devices are still unknown, as LG has not made this known; however, it is expected to be pocket friendly considering the specs of both devices as well as the statement made by LG president Juno Cho. Here is his statement “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.”
The LG K5 will release in key markets that include Europe, CIS, and Latin America, and will be known as the Q6 in Mexico. While the K8 will be released regions that include Asia, Africa, the Middle East, CIS, and Latin America.