LG has quietly released a new smartphone, just a week or so after announcing the mid-range Q6. Dubbed the Q8, it appears to be a smaller version of the V20 smartphone released last year.
In fact, even if the LG Q8 does not have the V-series moniker, it shares almost every hardware aspect of the V20 – besides screen size. The LG Q8 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, 3,000mAh non-removable battery, and even the Quad DAC unit for exceptional audio playback.
The two main differences between the new LG Q8 and the V20 are the display size, and the addition of IP67 water and dust resistance. The Q8 packs a smaller 5.2-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) Quantum IPS display, but the secondary display remains the same at 160 x 1040.
The LG Q8 has so far only been released on LG Italy’s website, and no announcement on pricing and availability has been made. Given how the LG V20 only recently made its way here, there’s a high chance we won’t be seeing this device anytime soon in Malaysia.