South Korean electronics giant LG is soon expected to launch a new Q-series Android smartphone, dubbed Q9. Ahead of its global debut, we have accessed a few press renders of the Q9, showing off its notched display and slick metallic finish.
The LG Q9 press renders reveal a design that looks strikingly similar to the G7 Fit announced in August. Similar to the LG G7 Fit, the Q9 appears to have a metal frame in the middle. Similar to the LG Q7, it looks like the Q9 will have a metal back. On the front, we see a notch with the selfie camera, proximity sensor, and the earpiece. The bottom chin is also nearly identical in size to the one on the G7 Fit. At the bottom, we see a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, and a speaker grill. There is a good chance that the LG Q9 will offer MIL-STD-810G compliance and an IP68 rating for dust as well as water resistance.
LG Q9 is expected to sport an IPS LCD display measuring 6.1-inches with Full HD+ resolution. Previous leaks have suggested the smartphone could feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Further expansion up to 2TB will be supported, all thanks to a microSD card slot. Connectivity-wise, we expect the upcoming Q-series smartphone from LG to support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and 4G VoLTE. As for imaging hardware, LG Q9 is likely to come with a dual-lens setup at the rear, although there is no word yet on the resolution of the two camera sensors. For selfies, the LG Q9 will have a single selfie camera on the front. In the battery life department, LG Q9 is rumored to be fueled by a 3550mAh cell with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. Moving on to software, LG Q9 is said to run on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with LG’s custom Android user-interface layer running on top. If the rumors are indeed accurate and the Q9 does launch with Android Oreo out of the box, we expect an update to Android 9.0 Pie to be released for the smartphone sometime early next year.