LG Electronics Inc, the South Korean multinational electronics company, launched its entry-level smartphone LG K8 in the Indian market. Though the handset was showcased much earlier, it made a late entry.
There’s nothing big to write about LG K8 smartphone. It packs the entry-level specifications but is priced on a higher scale. Though the box carries an MRP tag of ₹11,999, it will be on sale for ₹9,999 only. This has been confirmed by the tweet of Mahesh Telecom on the micro-blogging website.
For those unaware, Mahesh Telecom is a reputed telecom retailer based in Mumbai (Maharashtra) and widely popular for its aggressive pricing on mobile phones, tablets and accessories.
LG K8 Specifications:
Regarding specifications, LG K8 (X240i) sports a 5-inch HD In-Cell Touch IPS display with 720x1280 pixels (293 PPI pixel density) and 2.5D glass coating on top. Powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 chipset and Adreno 308, the LG K8 runs on 1.5GB RAM. It packs 16GB internal storage space and is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
Finally, the South Korean electronics giant has joined Snapdragon chipset wagon wheel for optimizing its handset performance. The LG K8 is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 5-megapixel front snapper for selfies. It also has a fingerprint sensor at the rear side.
Connectivity wise, the LG K8 is a dual-SIM handset with 4G/3G connectivity, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, A-GPS, ambient light sensor, micro USB 2.0 port etc. Design wise, the LGK8 is sleek and weighs just 144 grams with 144.5 x 72.1 x 8 mm in dimensions.
Small Battery and Over-Priced:
The LG’s entry-level smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. However, it is backed by a small removable 2500mAh Li-Ion battery. The company claims to offer 490 hours of standby time on 3G and up to 18 hours talk time on the 3G network.
LG has got 4 colour variants (Dark Blue, Gold, Silver and Titan) for this smartphone. Despite its good design, the LG K8 fails to incorporate better specs and will be considered as an over-priced product.
When there are better alternatives for the same price, LG Electronics should rethink its strategy.
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