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.