LG officially launches K5, K8 smartphones

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The K-series is the new catch-all for LG’s mid-range phones this year. We saw three phones kick things off around CES time. Now that we’re out of the flagship madness for just a fraction of a second, it’s time we look at a couple more mid-rangers that have been introduced, but have only now officially arrived.

The K5 has a “sleek, metallic body” and has a five-inch screen at 854 x 480 resolution. There’s quad-core processor running at 1.3GHz max, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage with a microSD slot available and 1,900mAh removable battery. The five-megapixel camera on back is paired with a two-megapixel selfie shooter. Oh yeah, this baby’s on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

The K8, on the other hand, gets several bumps up: the screen goes to 720p territory, the cameras are now eight and five megapixels, there’s half a gigabyte of RAM extra on the EU and North American units (not so in Latin America), the battery stands at 2,125mAh, plus NFC and Marshmallow are on this one. The five-inch panel and processor remain the same.

The K8 will be in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans and Russia and Latin America while the K5 goes to Europe, the Balkans and Russia and Latin America this week.

Source: LG

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