LG Q8 Announced – All You Need To Know

LG has quietly launched another smartphone under its Q series called LG Q8. The new handset looks similar to the LG V20 and comes with a dual camera and a secondary display. Looking for high-end specs in a small screen device? Read more to find about LG Q8 Price in India, Specifications, and Features

LG Q8

Price and Availability

The LG Q8 is listed on the company’s Italian site. However, there is no mention of pricing details of the LG Q8. It remains to be seen if the new smartphone will be launched in India or not.

Specifications

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
RAM 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
Internal Storage 32GB (expandable)
Display 5.2-inch, Quantum IPS, QHD, 554ppi, 500nits brightness, Gorilla Glass 4
OS Android 7.0 Nougat, LG UX 5.0
Primary (Rear) Camera Dual Cameras (13MP + 8MP)
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 3000mAh
Dual SIM No

The LG Q8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB LPDDR4 RAM. The LG V20 is powered by a Snapdragon 821 chipset. The 32GB internal storage on LG Q8 can be further expanded via a micro SD card. It is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery.

The new handset sports a 5.2-inch Quantum IPS display with QHD resolution (1440 x 2560 pixels), pixel density of 554ppi, 500nits of brightness, and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The ‘Always-on’ secondary display comes with a resolution of 160 x 1,040 pixels, similar to the V20. It is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery.

LG Q8

On the camera front, the LG Q8 sports a dual camera setup (13-megapixel + 8-megapixel sensor) with optical image stabilization (OIS) and 4K (2160p) recording capabilities. The 13-megapixel sensor comes with f/1.8 aperture, 1.12µm lens, and a 135-degree wide-angle lens. The 8-megapixel sensor comes with f/2.4 aperture and a 78-degree wide angle lens. While the 5-megapixel front camera comes with f/1.9 aperture and 120-degree wide lens that can record full HD (1080p) videos.

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Features

  • Metal body
  • IP67 waterproof
  • Secondary Display
  • Android 7.0 Nougat OS
  • LG UX 5.0
  • Quad DAC
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Infrared Sensor
  • 4G
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-band
  • Bluetooth v4.2
  • USB Type-C
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Gyroscope

The metal body smartphone comes with IP67 rating. It is water resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. The new handset measures 149 x 71.9 x 8mm and weighs 146 grams.

LG Q8

The LG Q8 runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with the company’s LG UX 5.0. Connectivity options on the handset include 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth v4.2, FM, and USB Type-C.

LG Q8

Just other LG high-end devices, the LG Q8 also comes with 32-bit quad DAC support. Sensors on the smartphone include a Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

Also read: LG Q6, LG Q6+, LG Q6a Officially Announced – All You Need To Know

Conclusion

The LG Q8 is a great alternative to the more expensive LG G6. It is essentially a smaller and water resistant LG V20. Recently, LG launched three new Q series smartphones (LG Q6, LG Q6+, and LG Q6a) that offered premium features at a competitive price. Bringing a mini variant of the flagship smartphones is great for customers. Devices like LG Q8 offer flagship design and specs at a lower price. Also, a smaller variant is a boon for users who don’t really want a huge device in their pocket but don’t want to compromise on high-end specs. Do you want to get your hands on the new LG Q8? Let us know in the comments section below.

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