LG K7 release date: Device to be released in the U.S. as Tribute 5

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LG recently unveiled its new line of smartphone series, the K series. The first two devices from the series, the K10 and the K7, were recently launched at the Consumer Electronic Show 2016 in Los Angeles. However, for the U.S. release of the K7 smartphone, a name change will occur.

According to a report by Phone Scoop, LG announced that the K7 smartphone will make its way to the U.S. in no time, but will be called under a different name instead. Third party retailer Boost Mobile will be offering the new LG K7 to U.S. users under the name LG Tribute 5. The hardware and software specifications will remain the same as that of the K7 namesake. Boost Mobile will sell the K7 smartphone sometime around the first quarter of this year. No price information has been announced so far.

“Our 2016 K Series is the latest example of LG applying it best mobile technology and premium design philosophy across numerous smartphone categories,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Customers equate the LG name with great smartphone imaging technology and we are committed to delivering on that flattering expectation.”

The LTE variant of the new LG K7/Tribute 5 sports a 5.0-inch In-cell Touch display with FWVGA resolution and features a 2.5D Arc Glass. It runs under a quad-core chipset, with a CPU clocking in at 1.1 GHz. The main rear camera comes at 8 or 5 megapixels, and the front snapper is a 5-megapixels one for selfies and other similar purposes.

As for selfies, the new K7/Tribute 5 also comes with camera features intended to give users a better selfie experience. The Gesture Shot feature works by clenching a fist in front of the camera, and the front snapper will take a shot. The Gesture Interval Shot, will take four consecutive shots following two clenches of the fist.