LG has unveiled the Q8, a smaller variant of their 2016 flagship smartphone, the V20. Essentially, it’s just a more compact version of the V20 that swaps out one major feature for another major feature. In the end, you’re not really losing a whole lot.

Specifically, the display has downsized from 5.7-inches to 5.2-inches. This makes the phone much easier to hold in the hand, especially over the monster that is the V20. For the Q8, LG decided to ditch the removable battery. But in its place, the company includes an IP67 water and dust resistant rating which would certainly be helpful to those who tend to use their V20 near water (and yes, I’m pointing at myself in a mirror right now).

For the other specs, LG still includes a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 3,000mAh battery, a Quad HD display with a secondary ticker on top, dual cameras, a quad 32-bit DAC, a microSD card slot, an IR blaster, and Android 7.0 Nougat. Overall, if you’ve been intimidated by the size of the V20 and still want one, now’s probably the time to buy.

Unfortunately, those in Europe might have a pretty big advantage over us in the States. At least for those in Italy, the Q8 will go on sale. There’s currently no word on whether it’ll arrive in the United States or not (heck we’re not even sure if it’ll leave Europe), but we’ll let you know if we hear anything else. We also don’t know how much it’ll cost, but as always, we’ll notify you of that information as well.

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Posted by Max Buondonno

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