Specs for new LG K8 officially unveiled

Specs for new LG K8 officially unveiled

The specifications for LG's new midrange handset, the K8 have been revealed.

Released as part of the company's K-series, the new model joins the K7 and K10 released earlier this year.

While the K8 is identical in size in terms of size when compared to the K7, it does have a higher resolution five-inch 720p HD display.

The new handset will operate on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, powered by a quad-core 64-bit MediaTek MT6735 chipset.

There's 1.5 GB of RAM and internal storage of 8 GB, which can be expanded by up to 32 GB through the handset's microSD card slot.

Other notable highlights include a Mali T720 GPU, removable Li-Ion battery of 2,045mAh and connectivity options that include LTE, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi.

The launch of the K8 has been kept largely under wraps by the company, with the handset appearing on LG's Hungarian website where it carried the unit label of LG K350N.

Other details such as pricing and availability were not revealed, but it is expected to be released in a number of European markets later this year, before eventually being rolled out to other markets.

The latest round of information on the K8 comes on the back of the recently announced LG X screen and LG X cam handsets, both of which will be paired with the Tone Platinum Bluetooth headset.

Other devices in the pipeline include the LG Stylus 2, which is expected to be officially launched at the upcoming MWC event.