LG Mobile has officially announced a new addition to its “Q series” of the smartphone. The device, LG Q8 (2018) comes as a successor to the LG Q7 and LG Q Stylus which were both released at different periods in the second quarter of 2018.
Although the LG G8 (2018) comes in the same design as the Q7, it is bigger (160.1 x 77.1 x 8.4 mm) and tougher (certified military safety standard ‘MIL-STD 810G’) and comes with a built-in stylus pen.
The Q8 (2018) has an 81% screen-to-body with slim bezels and a 6.2-inch Full HD+ FullVision display with 1080 x 2160 pixels screen resolution and 389ppi pixel density. With the stylus pen and big top quality display, this mid-range LG Q8 (2018) could easily pass or be a good alternative for a “Note” smartphone.
The 16MP primary shooter is on the rear alongside the LED flash and fingerprint sensor while on the front, a wide-angle 5MP camera is present.
On the inside, there is a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC powering the device. Storage-wise, the LG Q8 (2018) is available in only one variant that carries 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage. The device has a micro SD card slot which allows for storage expansion of up to 2 Terabytes.
Coming out of the box running a modified Android Oreo v8.1 operating system, the LG Q8 (2018) is also IP68 certified for water and dust protection. Regarding power, the device comes with a non-removable 3,300mAh battery with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology.
For the time being, the LG Q8 (2018) will be available in its launch colour variants; Aurora Black and Moroccan Blue and cost approximately $470. The device is presently only available for purchase in Korea where it was launched but worldwide shipping is expected to commence soon.