LG Logo 500px pngSeoul, South Korea, February 22 — LG plans to introduce you to the 2018 editions of their K8 and K10 smartphones at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona, which starts next week, at the 26th of February.

New cam and colors

The updated versions are provided with improved cameras and more colors to choose from, including Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue, and Terra Gold. The price of the new unit has not been disclosed in the press release, but it could be considered somewhat more expensive than the previous editions of the LG K8 and K10. For instance, quick web research showed the average selling point of the K8 to be about $100.

LG-K8-Astro-BlackAnother difference is that the Android version it’s shipped with will be 7.1.2 Nougat opposed to the older version which was often sent with Android 6.x Marshmallow. From my point of view, it’s unclear why the K10 battery had to be embedded while the K8 is removable. This is usually a clear advantage of buying a smartphone in this price segmentation.

Ha Jeung-uk, senior vice president and business unit leader for LG Electronics Mobile has commented, “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,” …  “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.”

Tech specs of the K10 2018

  • Chipset: 1.5 GHz Octa-Core
  • Display: 5.3-inch HD In-cell Touch (1280 x 720 / 277ppi)
  • Memory:
    • K10: 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)
  • Camera:
    • K10: 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
  • Size: 148.7 x 75.3 x 8.68mm
  • Weight: 162g
  • Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n) / Bluetooth 4.2 / USB 2.0 Type B / NFC
  • Other: Fingerprint Scanner / FM Radio / Flash Jump Shot / Music Flash

Tech specs of the K8 2018

  • Chipset: 1.3 GHz Quad-Core
  • Display: 5.0-inch HD On-cell Touch (1280 x 720 / 294ppi)
  • Memory: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM / microSD (up to 32GB)
  • Camera: Rear 8MP / Front 5MP
  • Battery: 2,500mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 7.1.2 Nougat
  • Size: 146.3 x 73.2 x 8.2mm
  • Weight: 152g
  • Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n) / Bluetooth 4.2 / USB 2.0 Type B
  • Other: FM Radio / Flash Jump Shot / Music Flash / Time Helper / Quick Capture / Quick Shutter

Please note that the features and specification may vary depending on your region. If you happen to be at the MWC this year and want to check out the K8, K10, and other devices, you can visit the LG booth in hall 3 in Fira Gran Via until the first of March.

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Source: LG press release
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