LG has just shared the news that they’re going to release a new member to the Q line. The LG Q8 is expected to debut at the end of this month. Despite the fact that the phone is a rebranded alternative to the last year’s V20 rather than a flagship model, it offers fairly solid specs.
LG has just expanded its Q series by a new device. The newest LG Q8 provides some of the most notable V20 features but it won’t be cheap.
A week ago, LG announced the LG Q6, Q6 Plus and LG Q6α. Deriving inspirations form the company’s most recent flagship, the Q6 series was the LG’s response to the Samsung’s Galaxy A line, which offers midrange smartphones that allow less affluent buyers to enjoy the flagship like experience for less. Yesterday, LG unveiled the freshest member to the Q family: the LG Q8.
If, when looking at the phone, you got the impression that you’ve already seen it somewhere, you’re right. Just as the Q6 line takes cues from the G6, the LG Q8 sports a number of features originally found in the V20, including design language. In addition, the phone is a slightly recycled variant of the V34 that debuted on the Japan market in October. The phone doesn’t only offer two screen panels: main and supportive smaller strip that looks like an always-on sticker, but also delivers the 32-bit Quad DAC support.
The main display is a massive 5.2-inch LCD panel delivering Quad HD viewing experience, while the secondary notification screen is of 106×1040 p resolution. Meanwhile, Gorilla Glass 4 layer gives the display extra protection. Driven by a Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 4GB RAM the Q8 runs on the latest Android 7.1 Nougat. As for storage, the handset comes with 32GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD cards up to 2TB.
Speaking of the optics, they come represented by a combination of 13MP primary camera with secondary, 8MP wide-angle sensor and a 5MP selfie snapper. Although both shooters are weaker than those of the V20, they should still deliver high quality holiday photos. A fingerprint reader takes care of extra data protection, whereas a beefy 3,000 mAh battery keeps the whole thing alive.
Except for being really attractive, the Q8’s shell is also water and dust resistant. On the official LG Q8’s launch website, you can find an info that the device comes tagged with an IP67 certification, where’s its specs page says it bears IP67 label, which frankly speaking is more likely version.
As for pricing and availability, later this month the phone goes on sale in Europe and is rumored to cost something round 600 euros, which doesn’t make it a particularly affordable offering. So far LG didn’t released an official confirmation whether the Q8 will debut anywhere else except Europe.