LG Electronics has announced the latest member from their Q line up, the LG Q8. The smartphone is basically a smaller version of the LG V20. While the V20 sports a 5.7-inch display, the Q8 comes with a compact form factor featuring a 5.2-inch QHD screen along with a secondary display (160×1,1040px resolution) to have instant access to the key features. The handset utilises a Quantum IPS panel which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
The LG Q8 comes with a dual rear camera arrangement, a 16-megapixel sensor with 78-degree lens along with an 8-megapixel secondary camera with 135-degree wide-angle lens. The main camera features optical image stabilisation and is capable of recording 4K videos at 2160p. Up front, it has a 5-megapixel camera and it boasts a 120-degree wide angle lens.
Talking about the design, it follows similar design cue to last year’s V series flagship, LG V20. It has a metal unibody design with smooth curve edges. The fingerprint sensor is embedded on the back below the dual camera setup.
The LG Q8 supports 32-bit Quad DAC and is powered by Snapdragon 820 SoC (system-on-chip) paired with 4GB of RAM. It offers 32GB inbuilt storage which can be further expanded up to 2TB using microSD card. It packs a 3000mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0. While the LG V20 comes with a removable battery, it is not removable on the Q8. However, the new smartphone comes with an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance which was missing on the LG V20. The phone runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. The LG Q8 offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 under its connectivity suite. It measures 149 x 71.9 x 8mm and weighs 146 grams. The LG Q8 comes in single colour option- Titan and is tagged at a recommended retail price of £ 599.90 (roughly Rs. 50,064). The phone will be made available in Europe later this month.