LG K8 (2018) Announced Ahead Of Mobile World Congress 2018; Check Out Specs

As the smartphone world is bracing up for the largest mobile show in the world, LG has announced the 2018 versions LG K8 and LG K10 ahead of the Mobile Congress that’s to hold in Barcelona. The first thing to take note about the LG K8 (2018) smartphone, the topic of the day is that it is an entry-level smartphone. In other words, it’s a smartphone that comes with specs that aren’t fit for flagship but decent, and as such a pocket-friendly price. The smartphones were announced as the successors to the LG K8 2017 and LG K10 2017. Let’s get to know more about the LG K8 (2018) as we proceed.

Design & Display

The smartphone’s body build is crafted out in plastic with a weight of 152 g including the battery. The smartphone sports a fingerprint sensor at the rear and a single camera as well as a LED flash support. The LG logo is also seen at the rear. The dedicated keys on the smartphone arrives the traditional volume keys and power button. The dimensions of the smartphone are 5.76 in length x 2.88 in width x 0.32 in thickness. The top bezel of the smartphone houses the front camera and the earpiece as well as the ambient light sensor. The color options of the smartphone are Moroccan Blue, Aurora Black and Terra Gold.

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The smartphone has a 5.0-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which uses a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a pixel density of 294 PPI. The display also has the In-Cell touch and 64% screen-to-body ratio. The display colours of the smartphone is 16 million colors.

Camera

The smartphone’s camera unit has an 8 megapixel shooter at the rear. The camera shoots bright images in low light conditions as a result of the LED flash support. Features such as HDR, panorama, Phase detection auto focus (PDAF), Gesture shot, Quick Share and geo tagging are present in the camera unit. The front camera on the other hand makes use of a 5 MP sensor to take selfies. A LED flash is also supported.

CPU, OS & Storage

A MediaTek chipset enclosing a Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU is the powerhouse of the smartphone. This 64-bit CPU makes use of the 28 nm process technology and clocks at 1.3 GHz speed. LG K8 (2018)’s graphic is handled by ARM Mali GPU. The OS running on the smartphone is the Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS that’s upgradeable to Android Oreo OS. The RAM has a 2 GB size that takes control of the smartphone’s multitasking. The internal storage has a 16 GB capacity that stores files and can be expanded to 32 GB with the use of a MicroSD card.

Battery

The smartphone is powered by a removable Li-Ion 2,500 mAh battery.

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LG K8 (2018) Full Specifications Table 

 General

Device Type Smartphone
Model LG K8 (2018)
Announced February 2018
Released Not Yet
Status Launching Soon

Network

2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type Nano SIM
SIM Count Two

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 150 Mbps
Speed HSPA 21 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 5.76 in x 2.88 in x 0.32 in
Weight 152 g
Body Material Plastic
Colours Moroccan Blue
Aurora Black
Terra Gold

Display                                                               

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.0”
Resolution 1280*720 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 294 PPI
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Capacitive touch,  2.5D Curved Glass
Secondary Display No

Camera

Primary 8 MP
Image Yes
Video Yes
Features HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama, Quick Share, Gesture shot
Flash Yes, LED flash
Secondary 5 MP with LED flash

Software

Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat OS
User Interface Yes
Java Support No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Chipset MediaTek chipset
CPU Quad-core 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPU ARM Mali
RAM (Memory) 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB
Card Slot Expandable to 32 GB
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor
Controls Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.0 A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Micro USB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC n/a
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2,500 mAh Battery
Placement Removable
Standby Up to 179 hours
Talk Time Up to 9.3 hours
Music Play Up to 13.1 hours

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes & BBM

Media

Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree  Yes, 3.5 mm audio jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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LG K8 (2018) will cost around US $132 once released.

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