LG to announce G8 and Q9 in the first quarter of 2019

LG to announce G8 and Q9 in the first quarter of 2019

Rishabh Pachory

In a recent news article by a Korean newspaper, it was confirmed by LG that they will be launching two new phones by the end of March. The phones they propose to launch by the first quarter of the coming year are the LG G8, the latest of LG's flagship range of phones and the LG Q9, the more budget friendly range of smartphones from the Korean manufacturer.

The flagship LG G8 will come equipped with a 3D camera, which is something we are yet to see from the Korean phone maker. Additionally, the phone will have a waterdrop notch, much like what we have seen lately from OPPO and OnePlus. The notch is smaller and less intrusive, bringing to users a more immersive viewing experience.

The other phone, the LG Q9 will be launched in January next year and will be equipped with a 6.1 inch screen, a Snapdragon 660 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The phone is said to sport a substantial 3,000mAh battery.

Another phone the company is in works to roll out in the first quarter will be their 5G capable phone. LG has confirmed that the 5G phone will be launched after the release of their LG G8 flagship and will mainly target European, American and Korean markets. We can speculate that the 5G phone will be part of a different lineup altogether instead of the G series.

LG's most ambitious project however, the one involving a foldable smartphone will hit the markets late in 2019 around the third quarter of the year. They have said that they are delaying releasing the phone so that they can thoroughly check for quality and optimise it in the best possible manner. For the latest updates on the smartphones, stay tuned to TechSense.