South Korea, LG’s home turf, gets first dibs on the Q8 starting today for KRW 616,000 (US$ 545). There will be two color variants available: Titan and Pink. While LG positions the Q8 as an affordable option to their current G6 flagship, we see it as a great choice for V20 fans wanting a pocketable version.
The Q8’s main display measures at just 5.2 inches with a smaller secondary display above it. While the phone’s display got smaller compared to the V20’s, its resolution is still Quad HD; thus, making it very sharp to the naked eye. It also has a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of memory, 32GB of expandable storage, dual-rear cameras, and Quad DAC.
Its design and specs might be identical to the V20, but it’s got something that the bigger cousin doesn’t have — water resistance. The size reduction also gives the Q8 a slightly smaller 3000mAh battery versus the V20’s 3200mAh.
If you want a Q8, your best bet, for now, is to get it in South Korea. Other markets will follow suit, but no exact dates were given.