LG has announced the G7 One, its first Android One phone. It’s a high-end device by the standards of Google’s stock Android program, running on a Snapdragon 835 processor with a 6.1-inch 1440p notched “super bright” display and Boombox speaker taken from the G7 ThinQ, plus the headphone jack with quad DAC found in all the company’s recent flagships.
The G7 One doesn’t have a dual camera setup, however — just one 16-megapixel f/1.6 shooter on the back and an 8-megapixel f/1.9 selfie camera on the front. It’s also limited to 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, though it does have a microSD card slot. The battery is 3,000mAh. It’s unclear whether the haptics are good.
LG says the G7 One will be offered at an “exceptional price,” but we don’t know what that means yet; we’ve reached out for more info. An LG phone with solid specs and no LG software is a pretty intriguing proposition, however — the G7 ThinQ has actually won some fans among Verge staff, myself and Dan included, but the company’s OS skins have never been its strong point.
LG is also announcing the G7 Fit, a similar but presumably cheaper device with a Snapdragon 821 processor, a slower camera, and LG’s own software atop Android 8.1 Oreo. LG says it’s “designed to bridge the gap between mid-range and flagship models.”
These phones will be shown off at IFA 2018 in Berlin this week — we’ll be on the ground and will check them out in person, so stay tuned for more.