LG may not be launching flagship G7 smartphone at upcoming Mobile World Congress, but in addition to the upgraded LG V30, it will launching four mid-range smartphones as well. The South Korean electronics giant just announced 2018 versions of its mid-tier K8 and K10 series. Not much has changed for the 2018 versions of K8 or K10 compared to last year’s models. There’s are subtle design changes and few newer specs, but that’s pretty much it. The smartphones don’t sport the trendy 18:9 screen aspect ratio. LG instead focuses on delivering an improved camera setup with features such as high-speed autofocus and noise reduction for better low light photography.
LG K8 (2018)
The LG K8 (2018) features a metallic design with metal U-frame and sports a 5-inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. The device will be powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. There is also support for expandable storage up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
As for the cameras, the new LG K8 features an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie shooter. The camera app itself comes with Auto Shot, Gesture Shot, Flash for Selfie and Quick Share. There are two new features Timer Helper and Flash Jump Shot to enhance the camera usage.
A 2,500mAh battery fuels the device and Android 7.1.2 Nougat will run out of the box. The LG K8 will retail in Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue and Terra Gold colours.
LG K10 (2018)
The LG K10 is the premium of the two models but features the same metal unibody design as the K8. In terms of specs, the device is powered by an octa-core 1.5GHz processor and sports a 5.3-inch In-cell Touch 2.5D curved glass IPS display. The device comes with a new “Smart Rear Key” a.k.a. the power button and a fingerprint scanner that also functions as Quick Shutter or a Quick Capture screenshot tool.
The K10 comes in three different variations which include the standard K10, the K10 Plus, and the low-end K10?. The K10 and K10 Alpha come with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage while the K10 Plus will offer 3GB RAM and 64GB of storage. All the three phones will support expandable storage up to 2TB via microSD card slot.
Both K10 and K10 Plus feature the same 13MP primary sensor as the LG G6. There’s 8MP front camera for both the devices. As for the K10 Alpha, the rear and front cameras have been bumped down to 8MP and 5MP respectively.
The LG K10 models will run Android 7.1.2 Nougat, and offer connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and 4G LTE. The smartphone will be fueled by a 3,000mAh battery, and be available in three colours including Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue and Terra Gold.
The LG K8 (2018) and the LG K10 (2018) series will debut at the MWC 2018 next week before rolling out globally in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.