South Korean tech giant LG has today launched a new smartphone in its home market. The model called LG Q31 is similar to the K31 that was launched in the US recently in terms of the design and specs.

The Q31 is a budget smartphone which packs a 5.7-inch FullVision HD+ display. The screen has a waterdrop notch for the selfie shooter and a Panda King Glass screen protection. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor backed by 2GB of RAM and there is 32GB of storage onboard.

LG Q31 launched

For photography, there is a dual-camera setup at the rear made up of a 13MP f/1.8 PDAF main camera that is paired with a 5MP ultrawide angle camera that has a 120° field of view. For selfies, the waterdrop notch holds a 5MP camera with features such as Gesture Shot, Auto Shot, and Gesture Interval Shot.

The Q31 packs a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor just underneath the ear cameras. There is also a 3000mAh non-removable battery under the hood. It comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and a micro-USB port at the bottom.

Other features onboard the smartphone includes a dedicated Google Assistant key, MicroSD card slot for expanding the storage by up to 2TB. The phone is also MIL-STD 810G certified and has an M3/TR hearing aid rating. It equally runs Android 10 out of the box with an overlay of LG UX 9.1.

LG Q31

LG Q31 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800 / 1900
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 25, 26, 41, 66, 71
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, September 17
  • Status: Exp. Released 2020, September 25

Design

  • Dimensions: 147.8 x 71.1 x 8.6 mm (5.82 x 2.80 x 0.34 in)
  • Weight: 146 g (5.15 oz)
  • Colors: metallic silver
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 5.7 inches, 81.1 cm2 (~77.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~295 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 10, LG UX 9.1

Hardware

  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC
  • eMMC 5.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Dual
    • 13 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
    • 5 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm
  • Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 5 MP, f/2.2, 24mm (wide), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm
  • Video: [email protected]

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
  • USB: microUSB 2.0
  • NFC: Yes

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion 3000 mAh, non-removable

LG Q31 Price and Availability

The LG Q31 comes in a single color variant – Metallic Silver and is priced at 2,09,000 won (~$178). It will go on sale in South Korea starting from September 25. The phone is sold for a lower $149.99 price in the US.

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