LG Q Stylus goes official and it's coming to the U.S. this month18
Although it's a mid-range smartphone, LG says it has added some premium features to the phone to differentiate it from other mid-end handsets. The South Korean company also states that, depending on the market, the LG Q Stylus will be available in one or more configurations: Q Stylus+, Q Stylus, and Q Stylus α.
As their names suggest, all these Q Stylus variants come with a stylus that's supposed to add “more convenience and functionality beyond the typical keyboard experience.” Apparently, the Q Stylus can recognize and record handwritten notes, even when the display is off.
Moreover, the phone's stylus can be used to personalize captured images and videos to create animated GIFs. But the stylus is not the only premium feature the LG Q Stylus offers.
LG has also included an advanced camera (8MP front camera and 16MP rear lens), which features PDAF (phase detection autofocus), and Portrait Mode. Surprisingly, the Q Stylus includes the same advanced DTS:X found in the V and G series for up to 7.1 channel 3D surround when listening with earphones.
The smartphone features a 3,300 mAh battery inside and it will ship with Android 8.1.0 Oreo on board. Depending on the model, the LG Q Stylus will be available in Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet.
Details about price will be announced locally at the time of availability, but LG says the Q Stylus will launch “on a limited basis” starting this month in North America and Asia. The smartphone will be released in other key markets beginning the third quarter.