Lately, LG has been concentrating hard to please the audiophiles with their high-end G and V series of smartphones that include high-res DACs for supposedly unrivaled music listening experience in the mobile phone industry.
However, given that the such smartphones are not really cheap or affordable, LG has taken a very likeable decision to make their next Q series of smartphones audiophile-friendly. On that note, the company has revealed not one but three smartphones – LG Q7, Q7+ and Q7 Alpha – with either hi-fi sound or high-res audio capability. These phones are an upgrade to the LG Q6.
LG Q7 and Q7 Alpha
Starting with the Q7 and Q7 Alpha, they come with DTS:X 3D Surround Sound feature which can deliver up to 7.1 channel sound with headphones.
LG Q7 Plus
Comparatively, the Q7 Plus is equipped with a Quad DAC (like in G7 or V30) which can output true high-res audio (24 bit). We are not yet sure if it has a 3.5 mm audio jack.
Common Specs and Features
All three Q7 variants have the same display – 5.5 inches IPS LCD unit which throws Full HD+ (1080p x 2160p) resolution protected by the 2.5D glass. The front camera is a 5 MP unit in all three, however, in some markets the front camera could be an 8 MP unit as well. Coming to the main camera at the back, the Q7+ gets a 16 MP lens while the other two variants get the 13 MP lens.
All three siblings share the same octa-core processor (unnamed) with the clock speed of either 1.8 GHz or 1.5 GHz (could be either Snapdragon 660 or 636). Also, the Q7+ gets 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage while the Q7 and Q7 Alpha get 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. Lastly, there’s a 3,000 mAh battery in all three phones with the support of fast charging via USB-C port.
The pricing of the phones is yet to be announced. Keep watching this space for more information on this.