LG Q70 is positively proud of its display hole

Chris Burns - Aug 30, 2019, 11:41 am CDT
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LG Q70 is positively proud of its display hole

The LG Q70 is a strange sort of smartphone. It has high-end features, like a 6.4-inch display and a set of three cameras at its back, as well as a 4000mAh battery. But it also has such drawbacks as a front-facing camera that appears courtesy of a hole cut in its display. This is the sort of phone you’ll get if you were excited about the LG V50 but decided to hold back when you saw the price tag earlier this year.

The LG Q70 has a single color at release – Mirror black. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC (mobile platform) SM6150 with one configuration. That configuration sports 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage – with a microSD card slot that’ll allow expansion of data storage up to 2TB. This smartphone has a 16-megapixel camera up front that peeks through a hole in its display.

LG’s press release for this device suggests “LG Electronics will release the LG Q70 with a hole-in-display at a reasonable price on the 6th of next month.” One must expect that this means there are consumers out there that’ve looked at devices like the Galaxy S10 and thought it looked like an appealing feature that one should desire.

Outside the hole, this smartphone’s front-facing panel is a 6.4-inch FHD+ (18.5:9 aspect ratio FullVision display. That’s 2310 x 1080 pixels (398 pixels per inch).

The LG Q70 has a fingerprint sensor at its back under a three-lens camera array with LED flash. This device’s back-facing cameras include a 32MP main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 13MP camera with 120-degree ultra-wide capture abilities, and a depth sensing 5MP third lens.

Inside, this phone has Hi-Fi Quad DAC and DTS: X 3D Stereo Sound – so LG’s clearly meant for it to still stand above the rest of the pack for audio and comes with headphone jack.

This smartphone’s price in South Korea is 548900 won at launch – that’ll translate directly to approximately $454 USD. It’s not yet clear whether this smartphone will launch inside the United States. In South Korea, the smartphone will be launched on the 6th of September – that’s next week!

Update: We incorrectly reported that the LG Q70 was without a headphone jack – This has been corrected.


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