LG Announces the New Mid-range LG K8

LG is apparently on fire just days before the start of the Mobile World Congress. The latest addition to the lineup is the new K8, which follows the K4, K7 and the K10 as yet another mid-ranger in the K-series.

For a mid-range device, the K8 comes with decidedly good specs. For one, you get a 5” IPS display with HD resolution. Like other new LG phones, this one runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, too.

Connectivity is boosted by Cat.4 4G LTE, while the design features volume and lock keys at the back. The chipset used is the mid-range MediaTek MT6735 with its four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.3 Ghz, accompanied by either 8 or 32 GB of expandable storage.


Towards the back sits an 8 MP camera with an LED Flash, along with a 5 MP shooter up front. Apart from LTE, you also get GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 for connections. A pretty average 2,125 battery can be found at the back.

A bunch of sensors including an ambient light sensor and a gyroscope can be found as well. Pricing and availability isn’t known right now. If priced reasonably, the K8 can be one of the best ways of experiencing Google’s latest and greatest on a smartphone.

LG K8 Specifications:

  • CPU: 1.3 Ghz quad-core Cortex A53
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6735
  • GPU: Mali-T720MP1
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE (Cat.4)
  • Design: 144.60 x 71.50 x 8.70mm, 157 grams
  • Display: 5” IPS display with HD (720 x 1280) resolution
  • Memory:  RAM: 1.5 GB /  Internal: 8 or 32 GB
  • Card slot: yes
  • Camera: Primary: 8 megapixel, with LED Flash /  Secondary: 5 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Cat.4 LTE
  • Battery: 2,125 mAh
  • Price: TBA

  • Kashif Khurshid

    Its price should not exceed from 15000 PKR or 11,500 INR.

    • Zawyar Ur Rehman

      But it will.

      • W

        15 be ziada ha. PC hardware to itne fast rate pe improve hora hai aur PC hardware ke to itne resale value nai hote aur ye mobile wale abhi tak 4G aam nai hua!

        • Zawyar Ur Rehman

          Project ara should change this scenario drastically in the coming years.

          • W

            7 years purana Core 2 Quad jo 30k ka hua karta tha us ke ab koi 3k be nai daina chahta! 15k mein acha Intel 3rd generation Dell barebone easy milega.

  • I think price should be around Rs. 12K, otherwise nothing special except 4G, 1.5GB RAM.

  • Kaka

    iski price Rs.500 honi chahiye. jab india mein Rs.250 ka phone mil raha hay tau idhar kyun nahi ?

  • Muhammad Yasir

    for all its midrange claims , it’ll be priced in the upper mid range portion -_- !