LG K8 and LG K10 Launch: Improved Camera, Better Specs

LG’s budget phones don’t get much coverage, but the range of handsets are decent enough if you’re after something basic with Android in tow. The latest handsets – the LG K8 and K10 – have just been relaunched with better specs and improved cameras.

The K brand has been around since 2016, but these new 2018 models are quite a bit different. They look different, have better cameras, and feature improved specs and hardware. The design is simple and refined; both phones are pretty good-looking.

The big USP here, however, is the camera: it’s a 13MP rear camera, the same camera used inside the LG G6, so you’re getting plenty of performance in this regard.

Here’s a breakdown of the specs for both handsets:

LG K8 Specs



    • CPU: 1.3GHz Quad-core chip


    • RAM: 2GB


    • Display: 5-inch 1280×720 LCD


    • Storage: 16GB with microSD expansion


    • Battery: 2,500mAh


    • Cameras: 8MP rear/5MP front


    • Dimensions: 146.3 x 73.2 x 8.2mm


    • Software: Android 7.1.2 Nougat



LG K10 Specs



    • CPU: 1.5GHz Octa-core chip


    • RAM: 3GB (K10 Plus) or 2GB (K10, K10α)


    • Display: 5.3-inch 1280×720 LCD



    • Battery: 3,000mAh


    • Cameras: 13MP rear/8MP or wide-angle 5MP (K10, K10 Plus) or 8MP rear/5MP front (K10α)


    • Dimensions: 148.7 x 75.3 x 8.68mm


    • Software: Android 7.1.2 Nougat


For some reason, LG has decided to launch both handsets with Android Nougat – a completely out of date version of Android for a new phone. We’re now on Android Oreo, and Android P is just around the corner. And it’s stuff like this, especially in the budget space, that really irritates me. Why not just make them with the latest or almost latest build?

“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.”

There’s no pricing for the handsets yet, but you can expect them to retail for less than $100-$150, which is great, so long as you don’t mind the whole Android Nougat thing.

Richard Goodwin

Richard Goodwin has been working as a tech journalist for over 10 years. He has written for Den of Geek, Fortean Times, IT PRO, PC Pro, ALPHR, and many other technology sites. He is the editor and owner of KnowYourMobile.

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