LG’s Q-series seems to be dedicated to mini versions of the company’s popular flagships. Just a few days ago, we got to see the LG Q6, which is a trimmed down version of the G6, and now, the South Korean manufacturer has launched the LG Q8, aka the V20 Mini.
While both Q6 and Q8 are a smaller variant of their respective flagship seniors, the latter is miles ahead regarding hardware specifications. The LG G6 Mini comes with low-end entry-level internals, whereas, the V20 Mini sports the mighty Snapdragon 820 chipset.
However, it seems like the LG Q8 had actually existed exclusively in Japan since October 2016 disguised as LG V34 isai Beat. So, practically, Q8 is just an international relaunch with a changed name.
Speaking of specs, the V20 Mini sports a 5.2-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) IPS Quantum LCD panel covered with Gorilla Glass 4. Similar to the original V20, the Q8 also has a secondary always-on screen at the top of the primary display.
Under the hood, there is the powerful Snapdragon 820 SoC. This mated with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM is still quite a potent combination. The LG Q8 has only 32 GB of internal memory, but a micro SD card slot complements it.
The LG Q8 runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Moving on to the optics, the latest handset sports a 13 MP + 8 MP dual camera at the back and a 5 MP Selfie shooter at the front. The LG Q8 supports up to 8x digital zoom and 0.5x optical zoom. 4K video recording is there too.
Connectivity-wise, the Q8 features 4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, infrared remote control, USB Type-C port, GPS, etc. A 3000mAh battery juices up the phone.
Snapdragon 820 SoC (2 x 2.15 GHz Kyro + 2 x 1.6 GHz Kyro)
Adreno 530 GPU
4 GB RAM and 32 GB Storage
13 MP + 8 MP Rear Camera + 5 MP Selfie Unit
Android 7.0 Nougat
4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2
USB Type-C Port
LG Q8 Availability and Pricing
As of now, the LG Q8 is only listed on the company’s Italian website and there is no info regarding international availability. Speaking of the pricing, the smartphone should cost around the same as the LG V20. The latter currently retails for around $450 to $500 USD in the United States.