LG G7 ThinQ to feature dedicated Google Assistant button

LG G7 ThinQ to feature dedicated Google Assistant button
Earlier this month, LG announced that it would show off a G7 ThinQ flagship phone in early May. The company hasn't confirmed anything about the new handset's design, but multiple leaked renders and photos have shown that the device will probably bring a tall display, a notch, and several side-mounted buttons. 

According to Cnet and people familiar with the matter, one of LG G7 ThinQ's side buttons (located on the left) is a dedicated Google Assistant button. This means the G7 ThinQ should become the world's first phone to offer a physical way to call up Google's digital assistant. As you may know, the latest Samsung flagship handsets have dedicated assistant buttons, too, but these are made for Samsung's own Bixby service.

LG G7 ThinQ's Google Assistant button should sit next to a volume rocker. On the other side of the phone (right), we'll find a power button - as illustrated in the image above (courtesy of Evan Blass, aka @evleaks). Reportedly, the Google Assistant button is not customizable, so you'll either use it for its original purpose, or not at all.

Starting with the V30S ThinQ, announced back in February, LG focuses on delivering a rich AI (Artificial Intelligence) experience on its phones. The G7 ThinQ will push things even further with the integration of a dedicated Google Assistant button. Of course, Google's smart assistant could always be activated by voice, but, sometimes, it may be more convenient to do it with the push of a button.

All the final details about the LG G7 ThinQ - full design, features, price and availability - will be unveiled on May 2. Stay tuned. 

source: Cnet

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G7 ThinQ
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h talk time)



1. TitaofManila

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 17, 2018

This is better but an option to remap is best option.

2. mrochester

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Pretty terrible that it can't be remapped.

3. Sunbae-min

Posts: 135; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Pls our LG brother pls don't go with that stupid notch. Everything spec and features that your throw at are perfectly the best except that silly unnecessary notch. Just believe who you are and stay strong bring back your iconic reputation.

4. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

you can make it black(just shows clock etc.) Actually It is really good. Wait LG V35 and V40 if you dont want notch

5. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

One of the most unnecessary things on a smartphone. It will just annoy people

6. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Another shot in the foot from LG.

7. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

New CEO same weed they been smoking for the last couple of years.lol No one and I mean no one has requested this feature to be added to any phone ever. At least HTC's squeeze solution is present but unobtrusive. I know that front facing camera, which many have asked to be fixed, better be fire.

8. ShadowUnleashed

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 08, 2018

I bet LG was like: "Let's make our own "Bixby button", but let's add Google Assistant in so people can mock Samsung users for having an "useless" side button."

10. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Lol right. Nobody asked for a Bixby assistant or button but Samsung is stubbornly charging ahead with it rather than admitting it was not the best idea and changing it unlike what they did for the fingerprint scanner placement.

12. ShadowUnleashed

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 08, 2018

Well, I'm sure they won't get rid of it. They're still improving Bixby, so yeah. But I don't mind, I like it. I prefer to search on the internet using the browser anyway, and I don't have any smart stuff in my home, so I have no need for Google Assistant.

9. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

So now they have their own useless assistant button and a notch? All they need to do is get rid of the headphone jack and they can piss off everyone.

11. ozabb

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

because it was such a success on s8

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