LG Q9 One smartphone with Hi-Fi Quad DAC and Android One announced
LG has announced a new addition to its mid-range smartphone catalog in Korea today, called the LG Q9 One. The device features a few smart functions without getting overboard with the price. “We will expand consumer choices by introducing products with various smart functions at reasonable prices“, said the Director of Mobile Marketing in a release.
The all-new LG Q9 One features a 6.1-inch QHD+ FullVision display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, and is powered by the erstwhile flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core SoC, along with Adreno 540 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 2TB using a microSD card). Additionally, the device features a 3.5mm audio jack with Hi-Fi Quad DAC, IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, fingerprint scanner, and USB Type-C.
In terms of optics, the LG Q9 One sport a single 16MP rear camera with f/1.6 aperture, along with LED flash and an 8MP front camera for selfies. The device has a dedicated Google Assistant button, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The device runs on Android 9.0 Pie and has 3000mAh battery with support for QuickCharge 3.0 to power it all.
LG Q9 One Specifications
- 6.1-inch (3120 x 1440 pixels) 19.5:9 FullVision IPS Display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core SoC with Adreno 540 GPU
- 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 2TB using microSD card)
- 16MP rear camera with f/1.6 aperture, 8MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture
- Dedicated Google Assistant button and Fingerprint sensor
- IP68 Water and Dust resistance
- 3.5mm audio jack with Hi-Fi Quad DAC
- USB Type-C
- 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
LG Q9 One Pricing
The LG Q9 One is only offered in a Moroccan Blue color for now and is priced at 599,500 Korean Won (~Rs 37,750, US$ 530). There’s no word from the company on the launch of Q9 One in other countries. However, it is expected to go on sale in Korea starting February 15th on LG’s official website.
It’s quite interesting to see LG using a two-year-old flagship processor (SD 835) instead of the latest premium-mid-range ones like the Snapdragon 710 or Snapdragon 712. Would you be willing to shell out the asking price if LG launches the phones in your country? Let us know through the comments section below.