LG announced yesterday its new mid-range smartphone, the LG Q70, which is arriving to market September 6. LG hopes it could have a competitive advantage over other mid-range devices like the Samsung Galaxy A50.
Today, one of the best mid-range smartphones in the market is Samsung’s Galaxy A50. It is surely the best mid-range option Samsung has developed till date, only falling short in the camera quality and CPU performance. However, you can expect those shortcomings for a price below $450.
The LG Q70 has almost the same price and features LG’s first hole-punch display. Its 6.5-inch display is a little larger than Galaxy A50’s 6.4-inch one but both are 1080p. One of the disadvantages with the Q70 is the rear fingerprint scanner. The Galaxy A50 with its in-display sensor, is one step ahead.
The LG Q70 has a display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio compared to the A50’s 19.5:9. It includes Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 4,000mAh battery, and has an IP68 dust and water resistance rating.
The rear-facing three-sensor camera of the Q70 looks promising. The highlights are the 32MP ultra-high resolution sensor, the 120-degree ultra-wide-angle sensor and the depth-sensing camera for video and photo portrait mode.
When you add a Hi-Fi 32-bit Quad DAC and a microSD card slot which supports up to 2TB, to all that, it’s not hard to see that the LG Q70 could be preferred over the Galaxy A50 and other mid-range smartphones.