The LG K8 Verizon edition, which is rumored to be the successor for the popular K8 variant from 2016 was spotted in the FCC certification.
The new model is identified as LG-VS501 and based on the tag, it is speculated that the phone is a Verizon locked version.
LG Made multiple announcements including three promising K series smartphones last year. The LG-VS501 looks very much like one of the models, the K8 because the earlier version had the codename VS500. It is easy to assume that the new 501 is the followup to the existing model. The newest version of the phone is expected to be powered by an entry level Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor which is clocked at 1.4 GHz and is paired with 1.5GB of RAM.
In a time when apps are so memory consuming with so many background stuff to take care of, such meager RAM sounds not such a good choice for LG. However, if they are going to keep the price tag extremely competitive it just might do well among the budget conscious crowd with these specifications. The LG K8 Verizon edition sports a 13 megapixel camera in the rear along with a smaller 5 megapixel front camera. It’s supposed to have 16GB of storage space with the freedom to expand it further using the micro SD card slot. The phone has a 2,500 mAh battery.
The actual size of the display is not known despite the rumors that emerged. It could be bigger than 5-inches but LG considering other specifications and the battery might just keep it with a 720p resolution. That’s a feasible choice because it sports a smaller battery and a full HD display might drain the power quickly. The best part about this new phone is that it will run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Users don’t have to wait months for the company to roll out the newest OS and get to experience the best Pixel-like experience on such a budget friendly device.
While LG has made a lot of compromises with the new K8 model, we hope it runs smooth on Nougat without any hiccups. The Snapdragon processor and the constrained 1.5GB RAM might just do ok when it comes to doing multi-tasking but may be able to handle everyday processes like calling, messaging with ease. With the FCC certification, it looks like the release date is close for North American buyers.