In South Korea, LG Electronics launched a mid-ranged priced phone called LG Q52. Though it may seem like it’s an underperformer, as seen from the specs, it actually comes with a certain feature most phones don’t — the MIL-STD-810G rating. Available in Silky White and Silky Red colors, LG Q52 is on sale in its homeland for KRW 330,000 (~Php14,100).
From the surface, LG Q52 looks like a standard phone as it packs 6.6 HD+ IPS LCD with Helio P35 at the helm. It’s also paired with 4GB RAM and expandable 64GB storage. There are four cameras on the back, featuring a 48MP f1.8 main sensor with 8MP ultrawide and a pair of 2MP lenses for macro and depth. The 13MP selfie camera is housed inside a centered-pinhole cutout, which is good to see as the likes of Vivo V20 Pro is still stuck with an old-looking notch.
The outstanding feature, by far, of the Q52, is its MIL-STD-810G certification. It means that its polycarbonate body can withstand more than day-to-day beating. Passing 26 test drops, all surfaces of the phone can handle 4-feet drops at most, thus making it a perfect device for kids or any clumsy person.
Unfortunately, there’s no word yet whether LG will bring the Q52 to other markets.
LG Q52 specs, price, availability in the Philippines
- Display: 6.6″ IPS LCD HD+
- Design: all-polycarbonate, MIL-STD-810G compliant
- Dimension and Weight: 165 x 76.7 x 8.4 mm, 186g
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
- CPU:Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 64GB eMMC 5.1 expandable
- Main Camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, 115˚ (ultrawide), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)| video up to FHD@30fps
- Selfie Camera: 13 MP, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm| up to FHD@30fps
- Connectivity & Ports:4G/LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C, NFC, audio jack
- Security: face unlock, side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 4000mAh(10W?)
- Audio: mono speaker
- OS: Android 10 with LG UX
- Colors: Silky White, Silky Red
- Price: (~Php14,100)
- Release Date: October 2020 (South Korea)