The end of February in the mobile world means that the time has come for the Mobile World Congress. And for the 2018 event, LG announced very early the new features of its affordable K8 and K10 smart phone series.
2018 phones K8 and K10 arrive
Classified as mass-level smartphones by LG, the K8 and K10 have been upgraded to more high-end features. The company claims that these features will compete with those of high-end flagship phones. This trend, which is being adopted by many manufacturers, bridges the gap between flagship phones and mid-level affordable phones – and can also be good news for small businesses.
When LG introduced the K8 and the K10, the company wanted to offer consumers a cheap phone with high-end features. For many small businesses looking to provide their workforce with a branded phone including key specifications as part of the device, the K8 and K10 tick the right boxes.
Ha Jeung-uk, vice president and head of unit of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said in a press release: “The LG series of smartphones 2018 series aims to provide even more value to consumers in search the right device. it corresponds to their lifestyle and their needs. We believe that we can capture the hearts and minds of consumers in a rapidly changing market with the technology of our smartphone camera and other convenient features. “
With the K10, you have three variations, and one thing that they all have in common: a 1.5 GHz Octa-Core processor, a 5.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 , an expandable MicroSD card slot up to 2 TB, a fingerprint sensor, 3000 mAh battery and WiFi 802.11B, g, n; Bluetooth 4.2; USB 2.0 Type B; and NFC connectivity.
The K10 + is the premium version and it comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while the “Alpha” K10 and K10 have 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
Cameras are features LG brings to light for these phones. K10 + and K10 have a 13MP and 8MP or 5MP rear camera on the front, while the Alpha gets a back of 8MP and a 5MP front camera.
The K8 is the smaller version of this series and it comes only with a model. The screen is slightly smaller at 5 inches, but it delivers at the same resolution of 1280 x 720. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and the same expandable features as the K10 – including 2500 mAH battery, and an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera.
Features on the cameras include the “bokeh” portrait mode, the wide-angle selfie mode, the LG’s autofocus PDAF and the new UX features of the camera, including automatic shooting , shooting, flash for selfie and sharing
The only drawback for both K10 and K8 could be the operating system, which is Android 7.1.2 Nougat. With Oreo now the benchmark operating system for Android flagship phones as well as most midrange devices, it remains to be seen whether the company will make Oreo available when they begin to be shipped after launch of the Mobile World Congress 2018.
Worldwide deployment will take place in key regions including Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, but the price has not been announced by LG .
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