“LG Q9 has been spotted on Geekbench benchmark listing with a powerful but outdated Snapdragon 821 chipset.”
As the CES 2019 comes nearer, more leaked information about LG Q9 are making way towards the internet. The Korean company is clearly expected to unveil a mid-range smartphone with somewhat unusual features at the event. Apart from the Q9, another LG handset – named Q9 One – has also made an appearance online.
As for the “unusual” features, the device has been spotted on Geekbench benchmark listing with a powerful but outdated Snapdragon 821 chipset. However, as per the previous leaks, the LG Q9 could be powered by a Snapdragon 660 SoC.
Based on the benchmark result run on an LGE LM-Q925L unit, it is pretty much confirmed that the device could house a Snapdragon 821 SoC. The result also suggests that the Q9 will not come as a performance-oriented smartphone. According to a previous report, it is said that the device could be a rebranded version of LG G7 Fit. The rebranded Q9 draws a similar design and internals as the G7 Fit.
Reportedly, the device might be launched with Android 8.1 Oreo software instead of the latest Pie OS. It will also likely feature a 6.1-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1,440 x 3,120 pixels, a 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charging facility, and storage capacity of either 32GB or 64GB, with a microSD expansion slot. In terms of optics, the device will sport a 16MP primary rear camera and an 8MP frontal lens. It is expected to support various connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, USB 3.1 Type-C port, NFC, and 4G-VoLTE.
Another LG device, called LG Q9 One, is also in the news. It was recently spotted on a Netflix listing, revealing that the device is capable of HD streaming. It has also appeared on the Bluetooth SIG Certification under the model number of LM-Q927L, which is slightly different than the aforementioned LG Q9. However, the interesting news is that both the devices will run on Android v9.0 (Pie). In contrast, most sources mentioned that the Q9 will likely run on Android 8.1 (Oreo).
There is no official news revealed about the models yet, so we’ll just have to wait to see which smartphone will actually be unveiled at the CES 2019.