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LG K8 (2017) With 4G VoLTE Support Launched in India: Price, Specifications

LG-K8-(2017)

After the LG Q6, the company has decided to launch yet another smartphone in India – the LG K8 (2017). The mid-ranger has been quietly listed on its online store, and is priced at Rs. 11,000. While there has been no official announcement from LG, the website mentions that the smartphone is available in offline stores. Separately, an established Mumbai retailer claims the smartphone is already retailing offline at a price of Rs. 9,999.

The LG K8 (2017) is the successor of the LG K8 launched last year in March. This year’s variant sees a better camera, fingerprint scanning support, 4G VoLTE support, and a different design aesthetic as well. The LG K8 (2017) sports a fingerprint scanner at the back below the camera sensor. The LG logo sits at the front and the back, while the speaker is seen at the rear end as well. The front panel has sufficient bezels with on screen navigation buttons. There is a 3.5mm audio jack on top, and the volume keys sit on the left edge.

The LG K8 (2017) runs on the dated Android Marshmallow, and supports dual-SIM (Nano +Nano) slots. It features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display and is powered by the 1.25GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is at 16GB with the option to expand further using a microSD card (up to 200GB).

As for optics, the LG K8 (2017) offers a 13-megapixel rear sensor with autofocus, f/2.2 aperture, and flash support. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel sensor for selfies and video chats. The smartphone packs a 2500mAh battery and connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi Direct, and AGPS. Sensors on board include proximity and accelerometer. The smartphone has been made available in Gold and Blue colour variants.

LG K8 (2017)


General

Release date December 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 147.10 x 72.50 x 8.20
Weight (g) 144.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2500
Removable battery Yes
Colours Blue, Gold
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294

Hardware

Processor 1.25GHz quad-core
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 200

Camera

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 6.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM + CDMA
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No