The major Android smartphone manufacturers struggling to compete with the Chinese phones in the budget segment. While HTC seems to quit the Indian market for good, there isn’t much time for other manufacturers to fix their strategies. In the price-conscious markets like India, the company might not do well when their competitors are offering similar specifications at a much lower price. Now, it looks like LG might not make a dent in the budget segment anytime soon. According to our exclusive source, the company will be launching the LG K8 and Q7 smartphones soon in the Indian markets.
The LG Q7 is the successor to last year’s LG Q6 and was officially unveiled just last month. On the other hand, the LG K8 (2018) will be the company’s latest entry-level offering in India. The LG K8 (2018) will be costing Rs 6,500 and packs basic specifications. It comes with a 5-inch On-cell display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. The device comes powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and includes 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There is a MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage.
In the camera department, the LG K8 (2018) sports an 8MP camera on the rear with LED flash and a 5MP camera on the front for selfies. The device still runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat with custom LG UX UI on top. It is backed by a 2,500mAh user replaceable battery. Connectivity options on this LG K8 (2018) includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, FM Radio, and MicroUSB 2.0 port. Talking about the LG Q7, it will be coming with a 5.5-inch FullVision display with Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, it comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor. The device will be available in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage respectively. While the 3GB RAM variants will be costing Rs 15,000, the 4GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 18,000. In term of optics, the LQ7 sports 13MP camera on the rear with PDAF and an 8MP selfie camera on the front. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and is backed by a 3,000mAh battery that also supports fast charging. The device is also water and dust resistant, thanks to the IP68 certification.
While the connectivity options remain same as on the LG K8, this device will be coming with a USB Type-C port instead of a standard MicroUSB 2.0 port. As of now, there is no information about the exact availability details, but it should be happening in the coming weeks. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!