At IFA 2018, LG announced two new phones for the consumer market. The LG G7 One is the company’s first Android One smartphone which combines the stock Android OS experience with LG’s design and features.
Sharing the same design as the LG G7 ThinQ, it carries over many of the flagship’s features to an affordable platform. Underneath the all-glass body is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB RAM and a 32GB internal storage capacity. It sports a 6.1-inch QHD+ (3120 x 1440) FullVision Super Bright Display. Along with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and thin bottom bezels.
The phone is also rated at IP68 for both dust and water resistance. For photography, the G7 One comes with a single 16MP f/1.6 main camera. While at the front, you get an 8MP f/1.9 selfie shooter.
Other outstanding features include the unique Boombox Speaker that uses the internal phone space as a resonance chamber to deliver double the bass and audio of normal smartphones. Like the LG G7 ThinQ, the G7 One can also turn the resonance chamber into a woofer to amplify the bass effect when placed on a solid surface or enclosed space.
It also shares the audio features of the more expensive phone as it comes with 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC on board for high-fidelity audio when paired with quality earphones. The LG G7 One also delivers virtual 3D sound for all content, up to 7.1 channel audio with DTS:X
Software-wise, the G7 One runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, along with Google apps such as Assistant and Lens. As it is with all Android One devices, the phone will also receive regular security updates with built-in Google Play Protect for total peace of mind.
No price or availability has been announced for the LG G7 One. Also, considering LG has traditionally eschewed Malaysia from its wider marketing plans, it’s very unlikely that we’ll be seeing the phone arriving on our shores in the immediate future.