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LG K8 and K10 2018 editions: five things you need to know

LG K10+ and K8

LG has unveiled the latest update to its hugely popular K8 and K10 handsets.

The devices, which will both be on show at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, promise to bring premium features to the more affordable end of the market.

Should you be priming your credit card in anticipation? Read on and we’ll tell you five things you need to know about the LG K8 and K10.

*What else is new at Mobile World Congress 2018? Read more coverage at our MWC news hub.

1 High-grade camera on the K10

Camera samples from the LG G6

The headline-grabbing LG K10 packs the same 13-megapixel rear camera tech found in 2017’s flagship LG G6.

That’s impressive enough, but the front–facing eight megapixel shooter offers booked effect portrait selfies, expertly blurring out the background and sharpening facial details.

The main camera packs phase detection autofocus, 23 times quicker than standard autofocus tech, while the rear fingerprint scanner triggers a quick shutter feature for taking shots on the fly.

What was the verdict on the LG G6? Read the uSwitch review.

2 And the K8 camera sounds pretty good too

LG K8 Aurora Black 2018

While the K8 packs a less powerful eight-megapixel main camera, it still has impressive specs.

There are auto shot and gesture shot features, as well a boost to low light photography, meaning you’ll be able to reel off snaps in the dark without any nasty grain and noise.

3 Both phones feature Flash Jump Shot

Both the K8 and K10 have an impressive-sounding new Flash Jump Shot feature, which works on both front and rear-facing cameras.

It takes 20 images three seconds apart and then stitches them together to make a GIF for sharing on social media.

The Timer Helper feature ensures everyone can be in shot at the same time in group selfies, using the flash as a guide to work out when every subject is in place.

4 Lots of storage space

google play music

While the K10 packs more than ample 16GB or 32GB storage, it really stands out when it comes to microSD support.

The top–end K series phone now can handle huge, 2TB cards, meaning you can store thousands of songs, photos and videos, far more than on your average PC.

5 They'll be on sale very soon

LG hasn’t given a specific release date for the K8 and K10.

But it does say it’s planning a global rollout imminently, meaning both handsets should be up for grabs in the next couple of months.

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