“The new smartphones in the LG Q series have passed 14 of the MIL-STD 810G tests”
Last month, LG’s Q7 smartphone was spotted on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s website, hinting that the launch of the new devices in Q series is imminent. Now, the South Korean brand has gone ahead and launched the Q7 along with Q7+ and Q7 Alpha at an event today. All three smartphones come with the military-grade metallic build and an IP68 rating.
The LG Q7, Q7+ and Q7 Alpha come with a 5.5-inch FullVision display with 18:9 aspect ratio and full HD+ resolution. The smartphones are powered by an identical octa-core SoC. The chip is paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage in the Q7 and Q7 Alpha, whereas the Q7+ gets 4GB RAM and 64GB memory onboard. The storage on these phones can be further expanded up to 2TB via a microSD card. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for authentication purposes and other tasks like capturing screenshots, clicking pictures, etc.
In terms of imaging, the LG Q7 and Q7 Alpha get a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF. The Q7+ on the other hand, offers a better 16-megapixel primary shooter. The LG Q7 comes with a wide-angle 5-megapixel camera on the front for selfies. In contrast, the Q7 Alpha and Q7+ get either an 8-megapixel or identical wide-angle 5-megapixel selfie camera, depending upon the region. All three smartphones have been equipped with a 3,000mAh battery, which the brand claims can charge up to 50 percent level in 30 minutes. As for the connectivity options, the new Q series smartphones offer 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, and NFC.
The LG Q7 and Q7+ are being offered in Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet hues, while the Q7 Alpha is only offered in Moroccan Blue colour. While the brand has not revealed the pricing of these smartphones yet, they will be going on sale in key European markets beginning next month. The phones will also be made available to buy in other countries in North America, South America and Asia at a later date.