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.