South Korean smartphone manufacturer, LG has announced the launch of their new mobile phone Q8 (2018) as a cheap alternative to their V 35 Thinq through a press release. This phone is the newer version of Q8 2017 model. As of now, the phone will only be available in Korea. The Q8 is launched just months after the company expanded its Q-Series of handsets to LG Q7, Q7+, and Q7a.
The Q8 comes with a mammoth 6.2-inch Full vision display and a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. The Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with Adreno 506 GPU runs the smartphone. There is a singular option of 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage which is expandable up to 2 TB.
The LG Q8 (2018) is 160.1 x 77.7 x 8.4 mm in size. The makers have preferred to stick with a traditional design as the Q8 misses out on the notch display area. The Q8 is military grade durable as it based on MIL-STD 810G standard and is also water and dust resistant with an IP68-certification. There is a rear-facing fingerprint sensor that helps easily unlock the screen – with a touch of a finger.
Camera, Connectivity and Battery
The Q8 boasts of a 16 MP camera along with PDAF and an LED flash on the back. For selfies, it has a decent 5 MP camera with a 100-degree super wide angle lens. The Q lens feature is also present, which the built-in camera sensor analyses the subject and find related information on the Internet. This feature also allows users to read QR code. In connectivity options the LG Q8 (2018) has 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C. It is backed by a 3300mAh battery supporting the Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.
The phone features a stylus pen, which lets users take memos directly on to the display. The ‘Pop memo’ feature makes note-taking instantly from any screen easy when the stylus is unplugged from the phone.
Price and Availability
The Smartphone is available in Aurora Black and Moroccan Blue colours and costs
539,000 Korean Won, which converts to ₹32,870, approximately. There was no announcement about when the phone would hit the Indian market.