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The LG K9 is just a rebranded LG K8 (2018)

LG K9 Android smartphone is a rebranded K8 (2018) (Source: Helpix)
LG K9 (Source: Helpix)
The "new" LG K9 comes to Russia with Android 7.1 Nougat onboard, as well as the same specs as the K8 handset that was introduced alongside the LG K10 at MWC 2018. These specs include a 5-inch IPS 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and a 2,500 mAh battery.

Back at MWC 2018, LG introduced the K8 and K10 handsets. Now, the Russian market receives a 5-inch smartphone that should fill the space between those two, but the LG K9 name is nothing more than a new label for the LG K8 (2018) phone.

The specs of this handset make it a low-end offering, although its price in Russia is pretty high: almost US$180 at the current exchange rate (if the information displayed by Helpix is accurate). The specs and features are the same as those of the LG K8 (2018): a modest 5-inch IPS 720p display, a low-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, a low-end combination of cameras that provide 5 MP (front) and 8 MP (back).

One interesting fact is that the microSD slot supports cards up to 2 TB in size. Obviously, nobody will go that far, since a 400 GB microSD card is more expensive than the phone itself and there are no 2 TB cards on the market right now, but it is good to know that the phone is future-proof from this point of view. On the other hand, this could be just a mistake, since the LG K8 (2018) only supports microSD cards up to 32 GB. 

The LG K9 runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box and comes with a 2,500 mAh battery. Sadly, the circle on the back is apparently not a fingerprint reader. If the color choices are the same as those for the LG K8 (2018), the LG K9 should hit Russia in black, blue, and gold.


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Codrut Nistor, 2018-03-27 (Update: 2018-03-27)