LG has announced a bunch of upgrades for its entry-level K-series line of phones. The company will be showcasing the 2018 editions of its K8 and K10 smartphones at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Both of them feature better cameras but unfortunately, lack any sort of novelties like a tall screen or dual sensors on the rear. That being said, it’s worth pointing at that they’re targetted at the sub-$100 and $50 segments.
The new LG K10 will be available in three different variants — K10α, the K10, and the K10 Plus. Each of them is powered by an octa-core chipset, the exact processor name for which is yet to be revealed. There is a 5.3-inch 720p screen and a 3,000mAh battery. The K10 Plus comes with 3GB of RAM, while the rest are limited to a disappointing 2GB. Storage is expandable, thankfully but for the internal memory, you don’t have a whole lot of options. The K10 Plus has 32GB of onboard storage, whereas both the K10 and K10α have 16GB. All of them run on Android Nougat (7.1.2) out of the box, sport a fingerprint sensor, and flaunt a glossy metal back.
The K10 and K10 Plus come with a 13MP rear camera along with an 8-megapixel selfie shooter (5MP on K10 Plus) which also supports bokeh effects. LG claims the focusing speeds have been improved dramatically as well and has bundled a slew of shooting modes in the camera app. On the other hand, K10α feature a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel one on the back.
The LG K8 comes with a 5-inch 720 display and draws power from a quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 2,500mAh battery, and 16GB of internal memory which is expandable. There is an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel lens on the front. It runs on Android Nougat with the company’s custom skin on top. We’ll know more about the phones’ pricing and availability next week during the Mobile World Congress.