Earlier this month, a press render of the LG Q9 was spotted, showing off its 6.1-inch display with 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch along to the top edge of the smartphone. A number of specs also leaked alongside the image, with 32GB and 64GB storage options reportedly coupled with 4GB RAM, in addition to a fingerprint sensor, NFC, and Android 8.1 Oreo. In the intervening period, though, a release date has not been forthcoming from LG.
That situation could soon change after a certification result for the device was discovered on the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) website. Issued today, the approval for the LM-Q925K was granted to LG, which could signal an impending official announcement of the Q9. Of course, as to when exactly the smartphone materializes remains to be seen.
News of the hardware approval follows a recent report that the phone could be a mere rebranding of the LG previously released G7 Fit, particularly given that both devices have used the "Falcon" codename. However, with some deviation in terms of specifications, such as the G7 Fit's 3,120 x 1,440 resolution versus the Q9's purported resolution of 1,080 x 2,340, we'll have to wait for a full rundown from LG to tell for certain.