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US Cellular launches the cheapest Android Nougat phone

ByinNew Phones | March 14, 2017

US Cellular launches the cheapest Android Nougat phone
Those familiar with the mobile market surely remember the LG Aristo. So far this entry-level phone was available exclusively at T-Mobile and its prepaid branch – Metro PCS. Today the phone hits US Cellular. Although it carries a different name, it’s still the same 5-inch handset and runs the latest Android out of box. If you’re looking for a dirt cheap smartphone, the LG K8 2017 may be yours for less than a fifty bucks, which makes it the cheapest Android Nougat phone ever.

US Cellular launches LG K8

US Cellular expanded its portfolio by an extremely low priced smartphone. Sold for $5 per month the LG K8 is the cheapest Android Nougat phone currently available on the market.

K8’s Pricing

The LG K8 aka LG Aristo has just ported to US Cellular. The handset is the carrier’s second Android 7.0 Nougat device after the pretty overpriced LG V20. Right now this pretty capable device dressed in blue (T-Mobile sells a silver version of the phone) may be yours for as little as $49.99, including a $100 discount, or for $5 per month if you decide to go the 30-month device payment plan route.

K8’s Specs

However, for such a low price don’t expect the device to be close to flagship standards. Just as the last year’s model the 2017 release of the LG K8 is a bottom-end smartphone. Housing a 5-inch display with 720x1280p resolution the device comes driven by a Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with 1.5GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Such computing parameters, no matter how poor they look like when confronted with today’s standards, are still capable to provide the phone’s users with a decent Android Nougat experience.

Those for whom the 16GB of storage insufficient will be surely glad to know that they can add some space via microSD cards so that they won’t lack room for they apps and files. In the optics department, the phone offers a combination of an 8MP primary shooter with LED flash and a 5MP sensor on the front in charge of selfies. Interestingly enough, both cameras support LG’s gesture controls. Kept alive by a 2,500 mAh battery, the K8 packs all modern connectivity options including LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Still not that bad as for 50 bucks, right?

US Cellular Service Plans

If you looking for a  plan to enroll for along with the K8’s purchase, then you should know that just few days ago US Cellular added an unlimited plan to its list of service offerings. For $60 per month you will get unlimited talk, text and data. Although the carrier doesn’t charge overages, it will reduce the speed of your data if you reach the monthly limit of 22GB of LTE data. If you consider $60 per month too much, you can choose one of the more affordable plans. For $50 per month you will get 6GB of data, while the $40 plan includes 2GB data. All of the plans qualify to AutoPay. Paperless billing and additional line discounts.

To buy the phone simply hit the US Cellular online store.

source: US Cellular

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