Last month, LG unveiled its K8 (2018) smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Now, the company has launched the same device in Russia, albeit with a new name — LG K9.
Apart from the change in the name, there is no major difference in terms of features and specifications. The phone comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 pixels screen resolution and the standard 16:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s entry-level processor — Snapdragon 210 clocked at 1.3GHz, along with Adreno 304 GPU and 2GB RAM. It packs 16GB of internal storage and comes with a microSD card slot, allowing users to expand the phone’s storage capacity.
As of the camera department, the smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel camera sensor at the back with an LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper for taking selfies and video calling. Additionally, the camera has similar features to the LG K8 (2018), including Auto Shot, Gesture Shot, Flash for Selfie, and Quick Share.
Connectivity options on the device include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, and micro USB 2.0. The phone also comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back for added security. Running on Android 7.1 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box, the device is powered by a 2,500mAh battery.
The LG K9 has been priced at RUB 9,990 in Russia, which roughly converts to $175. It is unclear if the company will launch the smartphone in other markets with the same branding.
At the time of announcing LG K8 (2018) during Mobile World Congress, the company said that the phone will be rolled out globally in key regions, including Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.