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STS ASIA, SeoulLG announces their successor to its Q8 smartphone, adding a stylus as well and toning down the specs a bit to match its target price point.

Featuring a 6.2-inch FHD+ 18:9 display, the LG Q8 (2018) boasts the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor instead of a flagship SoC, as well as 4GB RAM, 64GB of internal, expandable storage, and 3,300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support via its USB Type-C charging port. It also comes with a 16MP camera at the back and a 5MP front shooter with 100-degree wide-angle lens.

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The Q8 (2018) also sports quad DAC setup that can provide HiFi grade tunes via headphones – which is usually found on the G-series as well as the V-series, both flagships. It also boasts DTS stereo sound technology for louder and better audio listening experience. Lastly, it has a stylus pen which could be used just like the one on the Samsung Galaxy Note series.

Image: LG Korea

Specifications and Features

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Model:LG Q8 (2018)
Display:6.2-inch 2.5D, curved In-Cell IPS display, 2160 x 1080 HD+ resolution, 369 ppi
CPU/SoC:Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 @1.8GHz
GPU:Adreno 506
ROM/Storage:64GB, expandable via microSD up to 2TB
Rear Camera:16MP w/ PDAF, LED flash
Front Camera:5MP w/ 100-degree wide-angle lens
Battery:3,300mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 support
Connectivity:WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
USB Type-C (2.0/3.1 compatible)
Network Bands:4G/LTE/LTE-A, 3G (HSDPA), 2G (GSM)
SIM Slot:Single SIM / Dual SIM
Sensors:Fingerprint sensor (rear), GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
OS/Software:Android 8.1 Oreo
Dimensions & Weight:Size: 160.1 x 77.1 x 8.4 mm (6.30 x 3.04 x 0.33 in)
Weight: 172 g (6.07 oz)
Colors:New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue, Raspberry Rose
Protection / IP Rating:IP68 Water and Dust Resistant
MIL-STD 810G Compliant
Other Features:HiFi Quad DAC, DTS:X 3D

Pricing and Availability

The LG Q8 (2018) is priced at KRW 539,000 or around US$ 480 (current exchange rate). Availability of the handset is yet to be announced.