LG Q Stylus goes official and it's coming to the U.S. this month

LG Q Stylus goes official and it's coming to the U.S. this month
It looks like LG is “Q-ing” all its smartphones regardless of their price tier. After recently unveiling its new high-end smartphones, the G7 ThinQ and V35 ThinQ, LG is now bringing a mid-range handset to the US – the Q Stylus.

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.


Other premium features that customers will find in the LG Q Stylus include IP68 water and dust protection, USB Type-C fast charging, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor (doubles as the selfie camera shutter button), and MIL-STD 810G standard.

LG Q Stylus features a metallic body and boasts a massive 6.2-inch FullVision display with FHD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. On the inside, the smartphone packs either a 1.5GHz octa-core or a 1.8GHz octa-core processor and 4GB RAM/64GB ROM or 3GB RAM/32GB ROM.

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.

source: LG

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Q Stylus
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(15.3h talk time)

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18 Comments

1. deleon629

Posts: 461; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

At least it has a FHD+ screen, and the 4k mAh battery is nothing to shrug at either. High school kids are gonna love this phone, for sure, especially since they're able to enjoy a perk that the majority of device users-especially in the US-generally dont: the insane; state-funded connectivity and maintenance of their schools to play on their phones all day. This is important to note because most south Asian countries, like LG's hub South Korea, allow customers to get the best of their phone's capabilities because the connectivity is so far advanced. US High schools are the closest thing (or one of few) outside of Asia to having a small space that's secured and up-to-date when it comes to shared wireless tech

2. fyah_king unregistered

It’s 3300mah!

9. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Guess he doesn't read, lol

16. deleon629

Posts: 461; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

There will be higher-end devices of the same series: 3 total

17. deleon629

Posts: 461; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

My bad! ALL models will carry the 3,300mAh battery

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7363; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

This is Basically like the LG Q6. Only this one is coming with a stylus.

10. andrewc31394

Posts: 295; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

high school kids in the US all use iPhones. most of them aren't even aware that LG makes phones lol

13. TechNeck

Posts: 651; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Sadly that's true. I see a majority of kids with iPhones and a smaller amount with Android flagships.

15. deleon629

Posts: 461; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

This is primarily true amongst kids who actually have jobs, which are far and few. I've worked in the US for a number of years in both middle/high schools. Midrangers are most common in schools because they're easier to come by and-because again, most kids dont work-they are less of a pain for parents to replace/repair.

4. yalokiy

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Finally, a more tempting alternative to galaxy note series from LG. Wonder if the stylus has any pressure sensitivity at all.

8. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

I guess no. Cause all the LG's Stylus series, the Stylus pen didn't have the pressure sensitivity.

5. Ayman123

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 01, 2017

Pretty for the specs...hope they putting it on a good pricing range..$399 for the Q Stylus + and it's worth it...

6. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Sd 636 at least. Don't gimp it with some garbage chipset. The fact that they say I its core 1.8ghz and not specify worries me.

7. yalokiy

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Most probably SD450.

11. atd1999

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Is this the successor to the Stylus 3 or a whole new line of Stylus phones?

12. warrenellis93

Posts: 544; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Is this the stylo 4?

14. Duncdawg26

Posts: 174; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

Could be a good alternative to the moto g6. It'll have the sd450 but charge $400...

18. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

This is good news for me. I've been looking for a mid-range phablet, (bigger than 5.9 inches) but the majority of them are for Asian or Middle Eastern markets, and don't get North America bands. This looks like it will fit my bill.

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