LG Q8 unveiled with Snapdragon 820 SoC, dual rear cameras and secondary display

Last week, LG unveiled its Q series of smartphones which included Q6, Q6+ and Q6α . Well now, the South Korean giant has unveiled yet another smartphone in the Q series which is called LG Q8. While the Q6 series of smartphones looked like the LG G6, the Q8 looks similar to the LG V20.

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The LG Q8 is powered by last year’s Snapdragon 820 SoC with 4 GB RAM and Adreno 530 GPU at disposal. It sports a 5.2-inch QHD display, however, it also comes with a secondary display up top which is 2.1-inch in size and has a resolution of 1040 x 160 pixels. The secondary display on the LG Q8 serves the same purpose that the secondary display on the V20 did.

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The LG Q8 also comes with dual camera setup at the back which is a combination of 16 MP and 8 MP cameras. The 16 MP camera is the standard camera for regular shots whereas the 8 MP camera is a wide-angle camera used to capture more area in a shot. The 5 MP camera on the front is also a wide-angle camera which means you can accommodate more people in a group selfie.

Also, the LG Q8 has uni-body metal design, and like we already said, it looks similar to the V20. Rather, we would say it’s a smaller version of the V20 which sports a 5.7-inch QHD display and is powered by the same Snapdragon 820 chipset.

The LG Q8 also comes with a 32-bit Quad-DAC and boasts IP67 water and dust resistance. Lastly, it runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, has a fingerprint scanner at the back, and, keeping this entire package running is a 3000 mAh battery.

LG Q8 specifications:

  • CPU: 2.15 GHz Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Operating System: LG UX 5.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Primary Display: 5.2-inch Quad-HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) IPS Quantum display with Gorilla Glass 4
  • Secondary Display: 2.1-inch Always-On IPS Quantum display having 1040 x 160 pixel resolution
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP (78-degree lens, f/1.8 aperture, OIS) + 8 MP (135-degree wide-angle lens, f/2.4 aperture) with laser auto-focus, 4K video recording and dual-tone LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5 MP with 120-degree wide-angle lens and f/1.9 aperture
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB
  • External Storage: Expandable up to 2 Terabytes via microSD card
  • Other: Fingerprint Scanner, IP67 water and dust resistance, 32-bit Quad DAC, Hi-Fi audio recording, Steady Record 2.0
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 3000 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0

LG Q8 Price and Availability:

  • Price: £599.90 (around $780/₹50,150)
  • Availability: To be available on Amazon.com in Italy from the end of this month. No word on availability in other markets

Source | Via