Surprisingly, LG Q6 is being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo

Surprisingly, LG Q6 is being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo
LG's Q6 is definitely not an old smartphone by today's standard, but it's clearly an entry-level one. Launched on the market about one year ago, the Q6 is equipped with a low-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB expandable storage.

The cheaper version of the Q6 is called LG Q6α and packs lower memory under the hood: 2GB RAM and 16 internal memory. The most expensive of the three Q6 series, the LG Q6+ has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage inside.

Since the phone was released with Android 7.1 Nougat on board, we thought that LG won't bother updating the Q6 series to Oreo, especially that the South Korean company has a decent backlog of smartphones that are better-geared specs-wise that haven't received the update yet.

In any case, it appears that LG has already started deploying Android 8.0 Oreo update for Q6 in South Korea, according to the local press. Moreover, we have a changelog that lists some of the features the LG Q6 is getting after the update, such as DTS:X 3D stereo sound and new camera LED options.

Although the update is now rolled out in South Korea, we can safely assume that LG will make it available worldwide in the coming months. It remains to be seen whether or not all LG Q6 series phone will get the update, but for now, it's only available to the regular Q6 model.

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Q6
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
    LG UX UI

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3 Comments

3. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Fun fact of the day: You can get a G6 for around the same price as this phone right now. I’m not bs’ing either; eBay has several retailers selling G6’s under $250. Some in brand new condition too!!! Get that instead of this unless you’re really into the Q series for some reason. (And yeah... I know I sound like an ad. Just looking out for the lurkers here.)

1. ijuanp03

Posts: 703; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

This is the most compact 5.5 inch 18:9 screen. I wish LG will make an upper midrange device with this size.

2. warrenellis93

Posts: 566; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

its possible because the new stylo has that design but is 6.2".so the new design is making its way to prepaid phones

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