A recent report out of South Korea had suggested LG will be launching two new smartphones in the first quarter of 2019: G8 and Q9. The LG Q9, which was certified by the Bluetooth SIG back in September this year, has now been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
LG Q9 LM-Q927L Variant Granted Wi-Fi Certification
The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified the LM-Q927L variant of the Q9. While the Wi-Fi Alliance certification does not confirm any key hardware specifications of the upcoming smartphone, it does tell us that the Q9 will support the Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standards. In terms of software, the smartphone will be running on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box at launch. Apart from the Bluetooth SIG, the LG Q9 was also certified by NRRA in South Korea. The fact that the smartphone has now been certified by various certification agencies certainly suggest that LG may soon make it official. However, no specific launch date has been confirmed so far.
As confirmed by recent leaks, the LG Q9 is expected to be powered by an octa-core 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC under the hood. Some other rumors, however, suggest the smartphone could be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 821 chipset instead. In terms of memory, the smartphone will include 4GB of RAM and is likely to ship with 64GB of expandable onboard storage. In the design department, the LG Q9 is likely to be very similar to the G7 Fit. Moving on to optics, rumors claim the smartphone will be a single 16MP resolution primary sensor on the back and an 8MP snapper on the front. Connectivity-wise, LG Q9 is expected to support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, NFC, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, USB Type-C port, and 4G VoLTE. Fueling the internals of the LG Q9 could be a 3550mAh capacity non-removable battery with fast charging support.