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LG officially announces the LG K8 and LG K5 smarthones

Both new handsets are powered by the MediaTek MT6735 chipsets and come with 5-inch displays, but differ in other specifications.

LG continues to expand its K-series smartphone lineup. After the LG K7, LG K10 and LG K4 launched earlier this year, today the company introduced two newest additions to the budget-oriented series, the LG K5 and LG K8.

The LG K8 sports a metallic body and features a 5-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, and 2.5D curved, protective glass on top. Under the hood works the quad-core MediaTek MT6735 SoC clocked at 1.3 GHz with Mali-T720 GPU. The processor is accompanied by 1.5 GB or 1 GB of RAM and there storage capacity is 8 GB or 32 GB (both depending on the region), expandable via the built-in micro-SD card reader.

The LG K8 comes with an 8 MP main camera on the back, as well as a 5 MP unit for selfies and video calls on the front. The removable battery's capacity is 2,125 mAh. Connectivity options include: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0 and NFC.

The lower-end of the two new phones, the LG K5, comes with a 854 x 480 resolution display and is powered by the same SoC as the K8. The processor is coupled with just 1 GB of RAM while the internal storage capacity is 8 GB (also expandable via micro-USB).

On the camera front, there's a 5 MP primary unit on the back as well as a 2 MP selfie shooter. The phone comes with a 1,900 mAh removable battery and supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, Bluetooth 4.1 and USB 2.0 connectivity.

The LG K8 will be available in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and CIS regions, while the LG K5 will be sold in Europe, CIS and Latin America. Pricing for both new models will be announced later this week. 

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Arkadiusz Piasek, 2016-03-15 (Update: 2016-03-15)