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

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

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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posted on 20 Jul 2017, 09:46

1. Kil4thril (Posts: 64; Member since: 05 Oct 2016)


This should have the small phone pundits drooling

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 09:50

2. BGChicago (Posts: 56; Member since: 16 Nov 2014)


This isn't small at all. I have S7 and need slightly smaller, defietly shorter phone. 4.8"/4.9" screen 10mm thick for extra battery capacity.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 09:51 1

3. jellmoo (Posts: 2035; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Why? It's larger than the Pixel, P10 or the Mi 6. I wouldn't call it a small phone.

Heck, it's bigger than the S8.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 12:07

13. combatmedic870 (Posts: 930; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


So they re-released the v32

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 22:55

24. Highside (Posts: 173; Member since: 31 Jan 2017)


Non-Removable battery = FAIL
LG dropped the only thing that gave them any value, so I bought a new unlocked Galaxy S8 for $325. Exactly what it's worth.

posted on 21 Jul 2017, 04:20

25. aBoss (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Sep 2014)


highside, your logic = fail

LG moves to non-removable and you buy non-removable, so how is lg failing when they are trying to appeal to people like you who buy non-removable lol

I only buy phones with a removable battery. V20 seems the be the last one standing. Its sad but I will still support phones with a removable battery it just seems they won't be the highest spec with the newest features anymore which is a little sad. samsung has a lower tier line called the xcover 4 but the specs are pretty sad but the plus side is its water resistant. I prob will just stick with the V20 for now and hope one of the next years flagships have the option of removable battery

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 09:54

4. jessy90 (Posts: 149; Member since: 01 Aug 2016)


When will they place a 8mp selfie cam?otherwise it looks good.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 09:55 1

5. libra89 (Posts: 949; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)


Interesting but too big for me personally.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 14:39

20. You_Dont_Say (Posts: 329; Member since: 26 Jan 2015)


TWSS.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 10:24

6. redmd (Posts: 1367; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I'm not sure if LG is banned from using SD 835. It's 2nd half 2017 and they have yet to release a device with SD 835.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 13:06

16. trojan_horse (Posts: 4927; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"I'm not sure if LG is banned from using SD 835."

I am wondering the same thing as well... Looks like there is a behind-the-scenes deal or contract or clause which is preventing LG from using the Snapdragon 835.

The fact that the G6 Plus launched in June 30, with the same Snapdragon 821 of the G6, is quite alarming.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 16:29

22. foreverNOOB (Posts: 62; Member since: 07 Jul 2017)


Actually they are just re released & rebranding old phone that once came out to only Japanese market, this is "Au Kddi Isai Beat by Lg" or "DoCoMo V20 Pro by Lg" (they have many name for this variant)

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 10:50

7. Kil4thril (Posts: 64; Member since: 05 Oct 2016)


5.2 is small, well, for today's stuff. Especially when you figure in that stupid ass 2:1 ratio.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 13:33

18. BGChicago (Posts: 56; Member since: 16 Nov 2014)


This isn't 2:1 aspect ratio too, look at those huge besels .

Anything above 68mm W and 130 H is NOT a compact phone (most users).

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 11:09 1

8. civicsr2cool (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Oct 2016)


How is this different than the v34 which was the mini v20?

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 16:30

23. foreverNOOB (Posts: 62; Member since: 07 Jul 2017)


No, it's the same device with a different moniker.

posted on 24 Jul 2017, 13:34

27. CAVBR (Posts: 51; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)


Practically none!
They only say that the V34 only supports microSD card up to 128 GB, and the Q8 supports up to 2 TB.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 11:14

9. shnibz (Posts: 390; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


Sweet

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 11:16

10. Wiencon (Posts: 2022; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


"Compact"
Nice one PA

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 11:52

11. zr2s10 (Posts: 27; Member since: 07 Jul 2017)


I would jump on this for the right price. The reason I don't want the V20 is no IP rating. And the glass on the G6 makes me nervous

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 11:58

12. combatmedic870 (Posts: 930; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


Looks like the LG v32 released last year.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 12:14

14. jjface (Posts: 47; Member since: 07 Jun 2017)


I like it. Please bring it to the usa with US lte bands and cdma support. Probably not. I like the v20 but it is too big.

If the price after a couple of months drops to $300 that would be perfect.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 13:05

15. sip1995 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


I was waiting so long for an G2 successor.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 13:09 1

17. trojan_horse (Posts: 4927; Member since: 06 May 2016)


The LG Q8's battery life is what will determine if the Q8 is indeed a LG G2 successor, as no high-end phone frlm LG has matched the G2's stellar battery life since 2013.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 13:40

19. sip1995 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


True to that.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 14:56

21. abdoualgeria (Posts: 750; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Lg q6 , lg g6+ , lg q8 ... all these without sd385 means something

posted on 21 Jul 2017, 09:36

26. antmiu2 (Posts: 381; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


I dont see where this phone fits

posted on 24 Jul 2017, 13:36

28. CAVBR (Posts: 51; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)


It is worth remembering that this device is basically the V34 (released last year in Japan) under another name, in a well-known tactic of South Korean manufacturers to rename devices to different markets.

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