LG launches the Q8 (2018) with stylus, 6.2-inch display
LG has launched the latest mid-range smartphone in its lineup to feature a stylus. The new LG Q8 (2018) takes its design cues from LG’s 2017 flagship, the LG G6, and also features a Hi-Fi Quad DAC for hi-res audio.
LG has kept a steady pace rolling out updates to its smartphone line in 2018, and the new LG Q8 (2018) continues this trend. The device is a significant upgrade over the last year’s version of the Q8 with the most notable improvement being the switch from a 5.2-inch display with large bezels, to a 6.2-inch display with much narrower bezels.
The LG Q8 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 that is fabricated on a new 14nm node. It is an octa-core design clocked at 1.8GHz with 4 GB of RAM. Storage is standard at a generous 64 GB with support for microSD up to 400 GB. The single rear camera is rated at 16MP with PDAF. The front selfie camera is just 5MP but has a generous 100-degree angle.
Fans of high-end audio will be pleased to note that the LG Q8 is the cheapest smartphone from LG yet to feature a Hi-Fi Quad DAC. It also supports DTS:X 3D Surround Sound and FM radio for good measure. It also incorporates water and dust resistance to IP68 standards, making it excellent overall value for money.
The LG Q8 (2018) should start shipping by the end of the month for the equivalent of US$480.
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