LG Q8+ gets certified in South Korea, could be a compact LG V30

LG Q8+ gets certified in South Korea, could be a compact LG V30
Following the release of the flagship LG G6 last year, the South Korean company quickly followed up with a budget line dubbed the LG Q6. This was then joined by an LG Q8 which was based on the LG V20. Now, following the release of a new LG Q7 series, new certifications reveal LG is also working on a successor to the LG Q8.

Dubbed the LG Q8+, two new variants of the smartphone have surfaced on KCC listings over in South Korea, identified by the model numbers LM-Q815S and LM-Q815L, with the existence of the pair being further confirmed by Google Play. Now, at the moment, no specific details in regards to what LG’s new device will offer are known, but a design based on the LG V30 is extremely likely. If accurate, this means consumers can expect a new 18:9 display of roughly 5.5-inches in size and reduced top and bottom bezels. Additionally, following in the footsteps of last year’s device, a dual-camera setup on the rear is expected to make a return.

Moving on to the internal side of things, considering last year’s smartphone shipped with the Snapdragon 820 on the inside, the inclusion of the Snapdragon 821 in this year’s model would seem like a natural step. Alternatively, though, LG could attempt to position the smartphone as a direct competitor to Xiaomi's Mi 8 SE by featuring the new Snapdragon 710. In either case, the LG Q8+ is expected to ship with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Presently, it’s unclear when exactly LG will choose to unveil the smartphone, but if the brand decides to follow the same schedule as last year, an announcement in late-July followed by shipments in August would be the most likely scenario.


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5 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If it means the new SD 710 instead of the older SD 820. Stick with the SD 820 instead. The SD 820 is faster than a SD 710.

3. andrewc31394

Posts: 295; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

doesn't the 710 have a lot of modem features found in the 845 but with higher efficiency?

5. deleon629

Posts: 463; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

I would agree. It was software and heavy UI/skins that'd restricted the 820 from unlocking its full potential, IMO

2. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Hmm, interesting.

4. koreaituser

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 18, 2018

no. That product is likely to be the same product as Q Stylus Plus. The Q8 + registered with Android Enterprise is exactly the same as Q Stylus Plus.

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