As Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) keeps telling us, cheap phones are getting good and good phones are getting cheap. Sure, we all want to have the coolest features and premium designs that are only offered on premium flagships, but we don't all have that kind of money to spend. LG's got your back. At MWC 2018, they're unveiling the new LG K8 and LG K10, continuing the wallet-friendly approach of the LG K-series.

No, these phones aren't going to be fancy. They're not going to have in-screen fingerprint readers, curved screens, or the most powerful processors. But you still get some of the software tweaks that LG is pushing on more expensive models too.

The metal-framed LG K10 is the marginally fancier of the two with a 1.5 GHz octa-core processor, 5.3-inch 720p display, 2/3GB of RAM, 16/32GB storage, 13MP rear camera, 5/8MP front camera, and a rear fingerprint scanner. The K10 comes in a few different configurations, with the "alpha" version being the cheapest.

The LG K8 is powered by a 1.3GHz octa-core processor and comes with a smaller 5.0-inch 720p display. You also get 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 2500mAh removable battery, and Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Expect gesture control, GIFs on demand, and HDR too.

These are all rather middling specs, but we also have to realize that these phones come in at a middling price. The current K8 and K10 sell for $60 to $130, so we expect these updated versions to fall into a similar price range.

With MWC 2018 just around the corner in Barcelona, we're about to be hit with some new hotness. We can expect Sony's curved smartphone and the Samsung Galaxy S9 in Lilac Purple, but if you're looking to save a few bucks, maybe the new LG K8 or LG K10 will be good enough.

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