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LG’s Q7 phones are an upgrade to its midrange Android offerings

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Middling improvements for midrange phones

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LG has been making a midrange Android phone lineup for some time now, but now it’s being refreshed with today’s announcement of the Q7 series.

There are a few additions to the Q7 phones that are not only noteworthy but unusual on anything but a flagship phone, like its 5.5-inch FHD+ full-screen display with an 18:9 aspect ratio (2160 x 1080 / 442ppi).

The Q7 family consists of the Q7a, Q7, and Q7+, with a 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage standard on the first two. The latter is upgraded to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Chipsets range from a 1.5 GHz octa-core on the first two models to a 1.8GHz octa-core on the Q7+. Both standard Q7 and the Q7a have rear-facing 13-megapixel cameras, and the Q7+ gets a 16MP sensor. For selfies, the Q7+ and standard Q7 have 8-megapixel cameras, while users of the Q7a will have to settle for a 5MP sensor.

Of course, in 2018, a decent phone — like most of the Q7s — will come with a portrait mode, QLens (LG’s camera enhancements), Hi-Fi quality audio, DTS:X 3D Surround Sound support via 3.5mm audio jack, microSD card support, water and dust resistance, Android 8.0 Oreo, LTE radios, and a fingerprint sensor on the back. These are all standard specs, with a few bells and whistles (like the audio enhancements) to make the Q7 series more appealing.

Availability of the LG Q series (Q7, Q7+, and Q7a) will depend on the region and market. LG says pricing details will be announced locally closer to release.