It looks like LG is continuing the LG Q series with a new announcement on their Italian website. If you remember, we recently saw the company unveil the LG Q6+, Q6, and Q6α just 9 days back. The only differences we saw with these devices were the pricing, memory, and storage capacities, but it seems the goal here was to bring the look of a flagship down into the mid-range market. Now the company is seemingly changing ideas here and has revealed their newest Q series device, the LG Q8.
From the outset, we can see the LG Q8 is made to look like the company’s V20 flagship from 2016. The LG V series has had a lot of fans when it comes to the design and features as we’ve seen a lot of push back from the community about the possible removal of its physical secondary display for the LG V30. Still, the LG V series has generally been too large for a certain segment of the Android smartphone market so the LG Q8 may be the right size for them.
With the LG Q6 trio, the company decided to bring its FullVision display design to a 5.5″ body. While still big for some people, it’s smaller than what we got with the LG G6. Now, the LG Q8 is paired with a 5.2″ 1440p display and the secondary display has a resolution of 106 x 1040 pixels. Inside we see it has the Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GBs of LPDDR4 RAM, 32GBs of internal storage, a 3,000mAh capacity battery and IP67 certification.
So while it still isn’t as small as some people would hope, it’ll be a lot more manageable for one-handed use. The back of the device has a 13MP (f/1.8) and an 8MP (f/2.4) wide-angle camera sensors while the front has a 5MP (f/1.9) sensor. When we take a look at what is offered here, the LG Q8 is actually just a rebranded LG V34 isai Beat that we saw launched as a Japan exclusive back in October of last year.