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LG K7 and LG K8 2017 affordable smartphones introduced in PH

LG’s latest attempt in covering all sections of the market

The Korean tech giant also announced two new affordable smartphone.

What we have here now is the LG K7 2017 and K8 2017. These two devices are basically a refresh of their 2016 counterparts. It would have been nice if LG has a better branding name for the smartphones’ new generation, instead of just using the release year. Anyway, it’s their choice.

But taking a look at the handsets themselves, it looks like LG is really ready to take on the budget category. The price and specs of these devices may appeal to a lot of people who are in the market for cheap smartphones.

LG K7 (2017) Philippines

Out of the newly released “K” series, the K7 is the cheapest. For its price tag of Php5,490, you can get a smartphone with a 5-inch display, although LG wasn’t able to equip it with a 720p panel so it’s stuck to an FWVGA 854 x 480 resolution. LG used an On-cell panel for the screen, which makes the device lightweight, according to their website.

Also, you’ll only be getting a 1.1GHz MediaTek quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and a very limiting 8GB of internal storage. There is an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing one.

Related: LG X Power with 4100mAh battery now in PH for Php8,490

LG K7 (2017) Specs

Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
SIMDual SIM, Dual Standby
Nano
Display5-inch In-Cell FWVGA LCD display
854 x 480, ~195ppi
CPU1.1GHz MediaTek MT6737 64-bit quad-core processor
RAM1GB
GPUMali-T720
Storage8GB
expandable via microSD up to 32GB
Front Camera5-megapixel
Rear Camera8-megapixel
LED flash
Network3G, HSPA+
4G LTE
ConnectivityWiFi
Bluetooth 4.2
microUSB
Dimensions147 x 72.6 x 9mm
Weight143g
ColorsTitan
Mocha
Battery2500 replaceable battery

LG K8 (2017) Philippines

The LG K8 2017’s spec sheet looks a bit identical with the K7. Since the K8 2017 is being sold at a higher price of Php7,490, the device has a slightly bumped up specification numbers.

Instead of the FWVGA that’s found on the K7, the LG K8 now as a 720p resolution of the same In-Cell panel. There’s also a slightly more powerful 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1.5GB of RAM.

LG also bumped up the K8’s camera at the back to a 13-megapixel sensor. For connectivity, they have also added NFC.

The K series is headed by the LG K10 2017, a selfie-centric smartphone aimed to compete at dominating Chinese brands.

LG K8 (2017) Specs

Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 Nougat
SIMDual SIM
Display5-inch In-cell display
1280 x 720, ~294ppi
CPU1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor
RAM1.5GB RAM
GPUAdreno 308
Storage16GB
expandable via microSD up to 32GB
Front Camera13-megapixel
LED Flash
Rear Camera5-megapixel
Networks4G LTE
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
microUSB
Dimensions144.8 x 72.1 x 8.09mm
Weight142g
ColorsGold
Indigo Blue
Titan
Battery2500mAh removable battery

This new K-series from LG looks pretty interesting. Although, we’ll see if it will stand out in the already crowded market.

Source: LG Philippines

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