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LG’s new Q8 takes the best of its own V20 in a smaller, more pocketable handset

cjmagowan  —  1 year ago ( Jul 24, 2017 )    |    Mobile

LG’s new Q series is up to take the battle on the mid-range market and they might just be one of the best bet to win it. The LG Q6 debut now is just a start with specs reminiscent to the company’s latest flagship the G6 with its FullVision display. Now the Korean tech company has another device for its new Q series which taps another flagship device and this time LG’s last year’s V20. The  new device that we are talking about is the new LG Q8 and like the Q6, the Q8 takes down the size of LG’s V20 flagship into a smaller, more pocketable handset.


From the looks of it, own could mistakenly think that this is the V20 unless you have a keen sense of sight that right of a sudden you’ll realize that it’s not. The LG Q8 is a little smaller than the V20 with an IPS Quantum display of 5.2-inch however it’s sporting a QHD resolution. The V20, the Q8 also sport a secondary screen on top of the handset right next to the front-facing camera, this small secondary display has a 160 x 1040 resolution and has an Always On feature that display notifications and other shortcut functions.

The LG Q8 is powered by a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset with Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM reigns on the new LG Q8 and a 32GB of expandable storage comes as standard. Though none of it exist in the market at the moment but the new Q8 supports microSD cards of up to 2TB in capacities.

The handset features a Dual camera sensors on the back with 13 Megapixel sensor with an f/1.8 Aperture and supports OIS while an 8 Megapixel secondary sensor accompanies the main camera which also has something of its own including a /2.4 Aperture with wide-angle lens. On the front is a standard 5 Megapixel shooter with a 120-degree wide-angle lens for Selfies, Groufies and video calls.

A feature on the new Q8 which isn’t found on the V20 is its IP68 certification which only means one thing and that is water and dust proofing and this comes handset when you take the new Q8 on your next water adventure. There also the main stay fingerprint sensor that still sits on the back, it’s ergonomically placed right on the center of the back plate for your index finger to reach.

Finally, the new LG Q8 runs Android 7.0 (Nougat) with LG UX 5.0 and is kept its light on by a 3000 mAh embedded battery. The new LG Q8 is first revealed in Europe so it’s obviously launching in key markets in Europe and Asia by next month and in other regions soon after. Pricing is yet to be revealed anytime this week so stay tuned.