LG Launches a High-End Android One Device

Posted on August 28, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Hardware with 10 Comments

LG is today launching its first Android One phone, and it’s a pretty powerful one for an Android One device. The company’s G7 One doesn’t come with any of its custom software or UI. Instead, you get a pure Android experience which is obviously much better than LG’s custom software. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, combined with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a 6.1-inch QHD+ display. The device features a 16-megapixel camera on the back and an 8mp sensor on the front for selfies. It comes with a 3,000mAh battery.

Here’s the unfortunate thing, though: the G7 One ships with Android 8.1 Oreo, and that’s really a bummer knowing Android Pie is already out. One of the core promises of Android One is fast updates, and the fact that a brand-new phone is launching with an older version of the OS is more than disappointing. Then again, this isn’t anything new for Android OEMs — Samsung just launched a $1000 phone with an older version of Android, so we will have to cut LG some slack here.

LG is launching a new G7 Fit device today along with the G7 One as well. Both the devices are meant to be available at “exceptional” prices, though LG is yet to reveal the exact pricing details.

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11 responses to “LG Launches a High-End Android One Device”

  1. wright_is

    Dont forget the production image has to be completed before they start manufacturing and they have to build up stocks, before they can launch.

    That probably means that Pie wasn't available in time for production start and you will get an OTA update shortly - the bigger question is, how quickly will Pie be made available?

  2. Tony Barrett

    A notch? Come on LG, you can do better than that.

  3. Pungkuss

    Mehedi there is no way this could have been ready for pie. How could you not know that? What we need to find out is how soon it will get pie. Being a go device, maybe it will get it quicker, but who knows.

  4. Simard57

    is this FI compatible?

  5. MixedFarmer75

    If these Android One devices get the quick updates that are promised it at least gives some nice alternatives to the Pixel. Feels like a desperate attempt by LG to stay relevant. They would not be doing this if they were selling phones. Always liked the look of LG phones, but there is always one or two things that keep me a way. 1. Slow Updates, 2. Lately always a generation behind on processors. While not a big deal, my way of thinking is why pay full price for an almost year old processor. Tough choices. I try to make my phone last at least 2 years. Currently on an HTC 10, will upgrade in a month. Battery is very tired on this unit, down to less than 2/3 capacity. Heavily leaning toward the Pixel because of updates, but would love more options like this.

  6. Zsolt Kádár

    Dear Users in High Income Countries!

    Please stop buying these 700+, 800+ or even 1000+ USD devices! There is no end to the price increase if the users keep eating up everything major corporations put out for sale. High demand means EXTREMELY HIGH PRICES! No phone is worth the price of a workstation computer. When we collectively decide NOT to buy into this hype prices will drop to more reasonable levels, let's say 400-600 USD for the flagship devices. Let us all buy 2 phones for the price of 1 starting next year!

  7. potzy1

    Almost unreadable because the keyword stuffing.

  8. christian.hvid

    It's becoming increasingly apparent that every manufacturer not named Apple or Samsung is going to adopt Android One. What's that word again? Oh yes: hallelujah!

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