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Virgin, Boost Mobile nab affordable LG K3 phone

Sprint's two prepaid brands launch the phone online today, and it will hit stores next week.

Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile on Friday launched the K3, the latest in LG's line of affordable phones.


The $80 LG K3 will hit retail stores next week.


The two prepaid carriers, which are owned and run by Sprint, started selling the $80 K3 online today, with the phone hitting retail stores next week.

The phone runs on Android 6.0, has a 4.5-inch IPS touchscreen display, 1 gigabyte of RAM and 8GB of storage, a 1,940 mAh battery and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 1-gigahertz processor. It can work as a mobile hotspot and roam in Mexico.

The carriers note the 5-megapixel camera has flash and an HD camcorder, while the VGA front-facing camera can take selfies using face detection and hand gestures.