LG Electronics recently announced th 2018 edition of the popular LG K8 and K10 mass-tier smartphones at MWC 2018. The latest editions of these two series feature even more premium features than before, rivalling those of LG’s premium flagship phones. More importantly though, it does all this while retaining the comfortable prices of its tier.
A Sleek, Glossy Design For The Modern Age
Both the LG K8 and K10 carry over the handsome glossy pebble identity that has been a key element of the K Series’ look. This standout aesthetic is complemented by its 2.5D Arc Glass design, resulting in a modern, seamless look that will nonetheless age well with time. Both phones will also be available in three new striking colours for 2018: Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue, and Terra Gold.
Flagship Worthy Features
The K Series comes with a host of advanced camera features, and the LG K8 and K10 are no exception.
For example, the K10 is equipped with an advanced 13MP rear camera, the same one that the flagship LG G6 has. It also comes with a high resolution 8MP front camera that supports Bokeh when shooting selfies! You also never have to worry about missing the perfect photo opportunity, as the camera features Phase Detection Auto Focus. This lets it focus 23% faster than a traditional auto focus would do. 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. If the Bigfoot photographers had this phone, we’d probably have HQ images of Bigfoot by now, I’m just saying.
Not to be outdone, the LG K8 also comes with more advanced camera UX features for 2018, including improved low-light photography features. It also retains favourite features from previous iterations, such as Auto Shot, Gesture Shot, Selfie Flash, and Quick Share.
Both the K8 and K10 work beautifully in dim environments to produce clear and precise photographs, thanks to the new Low Light Noise Reduction feature. Combined with HDR, photos now come out sharper with more luminosity and contrast levels, even in low-light settings.
Another new feature available is Flash Jump Shot. This feature snaps a photo every three seconds, up to a maximum of 20 photos. It then stitches the images together into a fun GIF for easy sharing. Better still, you can use this feature on either the front or rear cameras. Is there a name for GIF selfies? Maybe there should be!
With these features, the LG K8 and K10 easily bridge the gap between LG’s price-friendly mass-tier devices and flagships.