LG Q61 launched: A Q60 replacement with a MediaTek chipset and 4 GB of RAM for about US$300
LG has announced the Q61, its follow on from the Velvet. Launching on May 29 in South Korea, the Q61 is a moderate upgrade from the Q60 that LG released last year. The Q61 measures 164.5 x 77.5 x 8.3 mm and is MIL-STD certified. The Q61 has a MediaTek chipset like its predecessor, but LG has swapped the Helio P22 in the Q60 for the Helio P35.
Also on board is 4 GB of RAM, a 1 GB upgrade on the Q60 and 64 GB of storage. The Q61 has a microSD card reader too that accepts up to 2 TB cards should you need more storage. The Q61 also supports Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, DTSX 3D and NFC. USB Type-C and a 3.5 mm headphone jack are provided for ports, while there is a Google Assistant button along with a power button and a volume rocker.
LG has stuck with a fingerprint sensor on the back, but has overhauled the cameras that it used in the Q60 The Q61 comes with a 16 MP front-facing sensor, a 48 MP primary camera, an 8 MP ultra-wide, a 5 MP depth of field sensor and a 2 MP macro camera.
The Q61 also has a 6.5-inch display with a punch-hole for its front-facing camera. Likely an IPS panel, the Q61 runs natively at 1080p, which is another upgrade over the 720p panel in the Q60.
LG will sell the Q61 in Titanium White for KRW 369,600 (~US$299.75). The company is yet to confirm whether it will bring the Q61 to other markets, but it did sell the Q60 outside of South Korea.