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The new LG Q8 is like a compact, water-resistant V20

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Not long after announcing the Q6, Q6a, and Q6+, LG today unveiled another smartphone from its brand new Q family: the LG Q8 (model number LG H970). Officially announced in Italy, the LG Q8 runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and will be available to buy starting later this month for €599 unlocked. Unfortunately, at the moment, we don't know if the handset will be released in non-European markets.

While the Q6 is basically a smaller and less powerful version of the G6 flagship, the LG Q8 looks a lot like a compact LG V20, and it even includes a similar secondary ticker screen at the top. This secondary screen can be used to glance at notifications without powering the main display - a 5.2-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixels panel.

Made out of metal, the LG Q8 is IP68-certified, thus being dust- and water-resistant, just like the LG G6. The handset should be able to survive up to 1.5 meters underwater for 30 minutes.

On the back, the LG Q8 has a fingerprint scanner, and a dual camera (13 MP + 8 MP) for wide-angle photos and 4K video recording. The front-facing camera is a 5 MP wide-angle one. Also on board are a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, a Hi-Fi DAC (digital to analog converter) for superior audio quality, 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable internal memory. The new smartphone weighs 146 grams, measures 149 x 71.9 x 8 mm, and packs a non-removable 3000 mAh battery.

We'll be contacting LG to ask if the company has any plans to release the Q8 in North America. Stay tuned.


source: LG Italy via Android World

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