LG joins the hole-in-display party at last with a big-battery mid-ranger6
Unfortunately, it's not clear if the freshly announced LG Q70 will ever come to Europe or the US, looking at an exclusive September 6 Korean debut for the time being with a fairly reasonable price tag attached to its name. We're talking 548,900 won, which roughly converts to $450 right now.
The upper mid-end Android 9.0 handset packs a more than respectable Snapdragon 675 processor, along with 4 gigs of RAM, 64 gigs of internal storage space, microSD support, and a hefty 4,000mAh battery. Of course, the key selling point is a 6.4-inch "FullVision" display sporting a decent resolution of 2310 x 1080 pixels while replacing the notch on LG's latest high-enders (and apparently, the next flagship model too) with a trendier hole punch design.
Granted, LG is a little late to the party, releasing its first-ever phone with a small hole drilled into its display almost a full year after Huawei or Samsung. It remains to be seen if the company eventually plans to expand this bezel-reducing method to its high-end product lineup, like Samsung did with the Galaxy S10 family. For the time being, it's worth pointing out that the 6.4-inch Q70 is slightly taller and wider overall than the 6.4-inch V40 ThinQ, despite technically employing a better method of minimizing the "bezel area that obscures the screen."
The brand-new mid-ranger is also significantly heavier, at 198 grams, but that's because it comes with a much larger battery than LG's latest flagship. The hole punch itself houses a 16MP selfie shooter, while around the back, the LG Q70 features a triple camera system with a 32MP primary lens, 13MP ultra wide snapper, and 5MP depth sensor. That's certainly not bad for around 450 bucks, and the same goes for the robust military-grade construction, IP68 water resistance, and Hi-Fi Quad DAC technology of the Q70. Let's hope LG does plan to bring this bad boy to the US someday at a similarly aggressive price point.