As we noted earlier today, LG has begun to roll its new G6 smartphone out to consumers across Europe and in some markets, the company is throwing in its mid-range K8 for good measure. In Spain, Germany and Romania, some buyers of the LG G6 will also receive the LG K8 (2017), which could potentially be passed on as a gift or used as a backup handset.
One of the cheapest Nougat-powered smartphones, the LG K8 2017 made its debut in the United States early this year at T-Mobile, but under a different name (LG Aristo). Last week, another US-based carrier, U.S. Cellular announced it would offer the LG K8 2017.
It appears that the LG K8 2017 will soon make its debut at Verizon as well. The smartphone has been recently spotted at the official Bluetooth SIG member website where it’s been granted the needed certification.
The phone was listed at Bluetooth SIG with its model number, LG-VS501, a clear indication …
US Cellular recently started selling the LG K8 2017, a very affordable handset that comes to replace the K8 2016.
Previously released via T-Mobile and MetroPCS under the name LG Aristo, the LG K8 2017 can be purchased from US Cellular for just $49.99 on prepay (after a $100 online discount), or for $5 per month over 30 months. As you’d imagine, this is not exactly a powerful smartphone, but, at this price level, you shouldn’t expect it to be anyway.
The K8 2017 sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and runs Android 7 Nougat out of the box, being US Cellular’s second Nougat …