LG Q9 One unveiled in South Korea
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Those waiting for the LG G8 ThinQ should wait just a bit longer because LG's latest smartphone is far from "new" if we skip the software department. If the fact that a smartphone that launches now has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor looks like a typo, be sure that this is correct — what we have here is a rebranded LG G7 One with Android 9.0 Pie onboard that carries the LG Q9 One label.
Leaving aside the slightly outdated processor mentioned above, the LG Q9 One sports 4 GB of memory, 64 GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, a 6.1-inch FullVision display with 3,120 x 1,440 pixels, and two cameras with nothing special (8 MP front shooter, 16 MP on the back). There is also NFC connectivity, a Google Assistant hardware button, USB Type-C, and the other usual options for a premium mid-range device. The phone comes with a 3,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.
In South Korea, the price of this handset is equivalent to more than US$530. However, the fact that the Q9 One is rated both IP68 and MIL-STD 810G for protection from various hazards adds quite a bit to its value. The Moroccan Blue variant will go on sale in South Korea on February 15 exclusively via the LG U+ carrier.