LG G7 One on the left and G7 Fit on the right
The electronics expo IFA is due to start in Berlin in a few days, but LG decided to give us a preview of what people will be able to see at its booth. The company revealed two new members of the G7 family: the LG G7 One and the LG G7 Fit.
The two phones will share the same body, 6.1-inch QHD+ screen and 3000mAh battery as the company’s flagship, the G7 ThinQ
, but will occupy lower price brackets and will have the hardware to match them.
The more interesting of the two is definitely the G7 One. It’s the first LG phone part of the Android One program. This means the phone will be running what’s called “pure” Android, no additional software besides what Google has included in its OS and will be receiving the latest Android version faster than most other phones. It will come with Android 8.1 out of the box, but the update to Android 9 should be around the corner. The LG G7 One will be powered by last year’s top Qualcomm chip – the Snapdragon 835. It will come with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, but you can expand that with a MicroSD card. Although the processor is the previous generation, it should still provide more than decent performance. The G7 One will have a single 16 MP camera at the back and an 8 MP one at the front.
The LG G7 Fit is a another step down, when it comes to processors, with its Snapdragon 821 CPU (Qualcomm’s 2016 high-end chip). It’s possible that the G7 Fit’s availability will be limited to Asian markets, but so far there’s been no information about it from LG. The Fit will come in two options: with 32 GB and 64 GB storage. Another difference from the G7 One is the slightly slower Bluetooth 4.2
, compared to the 5.0 version that the other variant comes with.
Both models will also have a good amount of additional features: USB Type-C, IP68 water and dust resistance, Face Recognition, NFC and support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.
LG is aiming these devices towards consumers that spend more time listening to music and watching videos, rather than gaming. The 3120 x 1440 Super Bright Display takes care of your viewing pleasure, while some dedicated features improve the audio experience: 32-bit Quad DAC for your headphones and a "Boombox Speaker", when you want to share the sound. One compromise the users will have to make is the simpler main camera that the new G7 additions will have, compared to their more expensive brother.
It’s clear that the G7 One is the more premium device and the Android One tag makes it more exciting than its Fit brother. Where LG decides to put them on the price spectrum will largely decide if those models will be successful or not. Prices will be announced locally when the phones are available for purchase.
LG G7 One and G7 Fit