The Verizon Wireless Communications on Thursday announced the new mid-range smartphone in affordable price in the US, which is named as LG K8 V. The device is manufactured by LG based on the international variant of LG K8 with the slightly changed design. It has features such as excellent camera, global roaming capabilities and super fast 4G LTE connectivity. The handset has replaced the MediaTek chipset with a Qualcomm SoC on the international variant of LG K8 smartphone, and relatively other specifications remain same.
The LG K8 V smartphone has a sleek design with squared corners compared to LG K8 has a rounded edge design. It sports 5.0-inch IPS screen with HD (1280 x 720 pixel) resolution and offers a 294 PPI of pixel density. So, you can comfortably watch your favorite movies and shows with the HD screen size. Under the hood, it relies on Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor clocks at 1.3 GHz. The device comes powered by latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow preinstalled on to it.
The handset supports dual SIM dual Standby and offers 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, FM radio and Micro USB port. It has a 16 GB built-in storage which can be further expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card slot for save your applications, music files, and images. As of now, it’s not revealed RAM information, but we can expect it will come 1.5 GB RAM, which has the same RAM memory on LG K8 smartphone.
As per as cameras are concerned, It features an 8-megapixel primary camera with LED flash, which can take an image superbly with the resolution and it can record videos up to 1080p at 30 frames per second. In the front, it has a 5-megapixel front snapper with Gesture Shot and Selfie Light which you can take stunning captures even in the dark light. The sound quality of the device is very high in the classroom or even in the boardroom.
The handset comes equipped with a removable 2125mAh capacity battery and is measured by 144.6 x 71.5 x 8.7 mm of dimensions and 156.9 grams of weight. The device will be available in Black and White color options and is priced at $144 (approx. Rs.9595). The device will start the pre-orders from June 9th. It also available in installment scheme is $6 for 24 months period and will be shipping on June 16.
Recently, the company has launched LG X Power and LG X Style smartphones in Ukraine and pricing of the devices UAH 5000 (approx. Rs.13400 / $200) and UAH 4,500 (approx. Rs.12000 / $180). LG also hinted trademarked the X5 handset which is the low-end variant of LG G5.