LG Announces K8 and K10 Smartphones – Official Specification and Price
MWC 2018: LG confirms it will launch of 2018 edition of K8 and K10 mid-range smartphones – Here is the Official specification.
The South Korean smartphone maker – LG has already confirmed that it won’t come up with any flagship in the upcoming MWC event, But it has another plan and today it confirmed that it will unveil K8 & K10 – A lineup for its popular budget smartphone series. Its a better option, As LG at times having difficulties with its flagship phones, but the company’s budget devices have always sold well. Earlier LG has produced various inexpensive smartphones phones in the ‘K’ series since its launch in 2016, MWC.
LG reported that it will launch 2018 editions of K8 and K10, and LG says these devices will go on sale in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
The render of this two smartphones confirms that they look a bit different than its 2017 models. In 2018 edition LG is focusing on delivering a better camera performance by an improved camera, noise reduction for lowlight images and high-speed autofocusing.
LG K8 2018
Though LG doesn’t hint anything about its processor, It is expected to come with a better processor as the 2017 edition used Mediatek MT6737 or Snapdragon 425 (depending on the region). Apart from that LG has opted Android Nougat instead of Oreo. But its quite acceptable as still the midrange budget phone itself struggling to get Oreo.
LG K8 (2018) complete specification
- Display: 5.0-inch HD On-cell Touch (1280 x 720 / 294ppi)
- Size: 146.3 x 73.2 x 8.2mm
- Weight: 152g
- Chipset: 1.3 GHz Quad-Core
- Memory: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM / microSD (up to 32GB)
- Camera: Rear 8MP / Front 5MP
- Camera features:Time Helper / Quick Capture / Quick Shutter
- Battery: 2,500mAh (removable)
- Operating System: Android 7.1.2 Nougat
- Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n) / Bluetooth 4.2 / USB 2.0 Type B
- Colors: Aurora Black / Moroccan Blue / Terra Gold
- Other: FM Radio / Flash Jump Shot / Music Flash / Time Helper / Quick Capture / Quick Shutter
LG K10 2018
This year LG is planning to come with three different variants of K10 – the low-end K10α, K10, the K10 Plus. Here also LG doesn’t unveil anything about the processor used, which probably means its underwhelming. Here are the full specifications:
LG K10 Complete Specification
- Chipset: 1.5 GHz Octa-Core
- Display: 5.3-inch HD In-cell Touch (1280 x 720 / 277ppi)
- Size: 148.7 x 75.3 x 8.68mm
- Weight: 162g
- K10 Plus : 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
- K10: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
- K10α : 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
- K10 Plus: Rear 13MP / Front 8MP or 5MP (Wide)
- K10: Rear 13MP / Front 8MP or 5MP (Wide)
- K10α: Rear 8MP / Front 5MP
- Battery: 3,000mAh (embedded)
- Operating System: Android 7.1.2 Nougat
- Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n) / Bluetooth 4.2 / USB 2.0 Type B / NFC
- K10+: Moroccan Blue / Terra Gold
- K10: Aurora Black / Moroccan Blue / Terra Gold
- K10α: Aurora Black / Terra Gold
- Other: Fingerprint Scanner / FM Radio / Flash Jump Shot / Music Flash
LG Press Release
SEOUL, Feb. 22, 2018 — LG Electronics (LG) will unveil the 2018 edition of its popular K8 and K10 mass-tier smartphones at MWC 2018, enhanced with even more premium features rivaling those of premium flagships. Both models will roll out globally in key regions such as Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
With a host of advanced camera features such as high-speed autofocus and noise reduction for better low-light photography, the new K Series continues to deliver exceptional products to customers at exceptional prices. Both the K8 and K10 carry over the handsome glossy pebble identity that has been a key element of the K Series’ identity, complemented by its 2.5D Arc Glass design for a modern, seamless look that ages well with time. Both phones will be available in three new, striking colors for 2018: Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue, and Terra Gold.
The classy metallic design of the LG K10 with its metal U-frame not only looks sleek, but it is also packed with premium features not normally found in its price range. The K10 is equipped with the advanced 13MP rear camera technology found in the flagship LG G6 and a high-resolution 8MP front camera that supports Bokeh when shooting selfies. With the K10, shutterbugs won’t miss any great photo opportunities with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) which is 23 percent faster than traditional autofocus. And the new Smart Rear Key not only unlocks the phone with a fingerprint, it also triggers Quick Shutter for faster photos and Quick Capture for easy screenshots.
The updated LG K8 delivers more advanced camera UX features for 2018 and low-light photography has been improved from the previous generation K8 with even brighter, clearer images. Favorite features such as Auto Shot, Gesture Shot, Flash for Selfie and Quick Share are carried over to the new K8 by popular demand.
Clearer photographs in dim environments is made possible in both the K8 and K10 with the new Low Light Noise Reduction feature. Combined with High Dynamic Range (HDR), photos come out sharper with more luminosity and contrast levels.
Taking group photos with friends or family is easier than ever thanks to the new Timer Helper feature. No longer is it necessary to guess how many seconds until the timer triggers the shutter. With Timer Helper, the K8 and K10 will help keep count using the flash as a visual aid so friends and family can be in the exact position at the right time.
Another new feature of the K Series camera is Flash Jump Shot, which snaps a photo every three seconds (up to 20 photos) and stitches the images together into a fun GIF for easy sharing. Flash Jump Shot is available on both the K8 and K10 and can be used with either the front or rear cameras.
“LG’s 2018 K Series range of smartphones is focused on delivering even more value to consumers looking for the right device that fits their lifestyle and needs,” said Ha Jeung-uk, senior vice president and business unit leader for LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We’re confident we can capture the hearts and minds of consumers in the fast-moving market with our smartphone camera technology and other convenient features.”
Visitors to MWC 2018 can experience the new K8 and K10 at LG’s booth in Hall 3 of Fira Gran Via from February 26 until March 1.