LG has launched a new Q series smartphone LG Q8 2018 for the Korean market today that not only comes with military grade durability with MIL-STD 810G but also comes with IP68 certification that makes it water and dust-resistant. It also comes with Portrait mode, QLens, Hi-Fi quality audio, DTS:X 3D Surround Sound, and Hi-Fi Quad DAC. The LG Q8 2018 is priced at 539,000 won (around $470) and will go on sale in Korea soon. It comes with Aurora Black and Moroccan Blue colour options. There are no details available when it will be available outside the Korean market.
LG Q8 2018 specs
The new LG Q8 2018 features a 6.2-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullVision 389ppi display with a 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU and comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage capacity that is expandable up to 2TB with the help of a microSD card. It runs on the Android 8.1 (Oreo) OS out of the box and comes with a single SIM option. It features a single 16-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, PDAF and a 5-megapixel (100-degree Super Wide Angle) front-facing camera.
It has a 3,300mAh built-in battery Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 with fast charging and connectivity options available are 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS / GLONASS, USB Type-C 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack and has additional options such as FM Radio, Hi-Fi audio, DTS:X 3D Surround, Hi-Fi Quad DAC, a fingerprint sensor and built-in stylus. It comes with water and dust-resistant features with IP68 ratings. The LG Q8 2018 is also MIL-STD 810G certified. It measures 160.1 x 77.7 x 8.4mm and weighs 172 grams.
The LG Q7 series including LG Q7, LG Q7+, and LG Q7α smartphones was launched in May this year and the company launched the LG Q8 2018 just 2 months after its launch. The Q7 series phones also have a single rear camera and a 3000mAH battery. All had 5.5-inches displays but the new Q8 has a bigger 6.2-inches display which is bigger compared to the Q7 series. We have to wait for its announcement for the other markets in the future.