LG Electronics on Sunday confirmed the release of its Q9 smartphone in South Korea later this week. The mid-range device is featuring key elements found in LG's flagship models such as an AI camera and the LG Pay mobile payment system.
The LG Q9 comes with 16-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. Its battery capacity is 3,000 mAh.
It has a 6.1-inch QHD screen has a 19.5:9 ratio and boasts a brightness of 1,000 nits.
LG said the smartphone's Hi-Fi Quad DAC reduces the distortion of the sound to 0.0002% to deliver the same high-quality sound as premium audio devices. LG says the Q9 delivers twice more powerful bass than existing smartphones.
The smartphone has also earned "MIL-STD 810G" certification by meeting tough security requirements approved by the U.S. Department of Defense. It is also IP68 waterproof and dustproof. With a thickness of just 7.9mm, the Q9 is the thinnest smartphone in LG's Q series. The rear side of the device is covered by tempered glass resistant to fingerprints and stains.
The device will hit shelves in South Korea on Friday priced at 499,400 won (US$444).