LG has provided the first details about the new LG Q Stylus, a mid-range handset that offers a range of premium features and a handwriting-driven interface.
The new device is making its debut on a limited basis this month in North America and Asia, with a global rollout extending to other key regions in the third quarter of the year. The company has not yet provided specific details about an Australian release, with pricing and other purchase details to be announced locally at the time of availability.
As the name suggests, the LG Q Stylus comes equipped with a convenient, accurate and highly functional stylus, allowing users to take down handwritten notes, personalise their photos and create animated GIFs. The 6.2-inch 18:9 FullVision display, meanwhile, incorporates an intelligent palm rejection system to ensure accurate note-taking even when a hand is rested on the display.
Other key features of the new phone include its 1.5GHz Octa-Core – with a 1.8GHz configuration also available – and an intelligent 8MP front camera and 16MP rear lens camera with QLens technology, allowing the device to automatically recognise the subjects of photos and provide additional information about them.
Elsewhere, the DTS:X audio capabilities will be the same as those found in LG's V and G series phones, providing up to 7.1 channel 3D surround sound when using earphones. The phone also includes USB Type-C fast charging, IP68 water and dust protection, and a Smart Rear Key fingerprint sensor to provide enhanced security.
Ha Jeung-uk, senior vice president and head of LG Electronics' mobile business division, said: “The LG Q Stylus adds another dimension to our series of exceptionally-priced mid-range phones that deliver amazing value to consumers.
“This phone is another example of LG's promise to deliver a wider selection of devices this year, with premium features designed to meet the diverse needs of today’s evolving smartphone users.”