The LG K8 (2017) has a 5-inch simple HD display and runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor.

LG launches 4G VoLTE-enabled LG K8 2017 in India with 15GB RAM at Rs 11000
Atom Tech Shorts Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 09:38

LG has released a new phone in the Indian market, the LG K8 (2017). This is to avoid being confused with a smartphone released by the company in 2016 with a similar nomenclature. The current version has received some upgrades and modifications.

While this phone has been available in the US markets since December last year, the Indian launch has been done now, that too without much fanfare.

The LG K8 (2017) has a 5-inch simple HD display with a screen resolution measuring 720x1280pixels. The main processor on this phone is the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 which has a clocking speed of 1.4GHz and an Adreno 308 GPU takes care of the graphics.

The phone has 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB internal memory storage capacity. There is a microSD slot that helps expand this storage limit.

There is slight confusion on the exact version of the Android OS running the LG K8 (2017). Some reports suggest it is the Android M while there is a possibility, it has since been upgraded to the Android Nougat version 7.0.

The rear camera is 13MP and the front camera 5MP. The rear camera lens has an aperture of f/2.2 and adjustment features include autofocus and other supports. There is a flash assistance to the rear camera as well.

The LG K8 (2017) is equipped with a removable Li-Ion 2500mAh battery. Bluetooth, Wi-FI Direct and 4G VoLTE are the connectivity options on the phone making it compatible with most carriers in India. The sensors include a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel below the camera and the standard proximity sensor and accelerometer.

LG has released this smartphone in two colors, gold and blue and the phone is available already for purchase through offline retail outlets. The price point officially mentioned is Rs 11, 000. There are also reports that there are sellers willing to sell the phone for Rs 9, 999.

The phone might fit into a middle segment based on the specs and features, but with so many models available in the market, the buyers for spoilt for choice and the LG K8 (2017) gets added to this variety.   

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