LG Q7 series launched: Premium features at more affordable price tags

Earlier this month, LG launched the LG G7 ThinQ that offers premium features at a high-end price, but the company has now unveiled a new lineup in the Q series that poses as a more affordable but less powerful alternative to the high-end G family.

In the new LG Q7 series, you have a trio of phones that LG says offer the same “premium features typically found in more expensive flagship smartphones” but at more affordable price tags. It did happen last year with the LG Q6 that offered a G6-like design at an affordable price tag and indeed, the Q7 series follows the same lines but takes things to the next level.

Let’s check out the specs:

LG Q7
  • 5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+
  • Octa-core 1.5GHz SoC
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB ROM
  • 13MP back camera
  • 8MP/5MP front camera
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
LG Q7α
  • 5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+
  • Octa-core 1.5GHz SoC
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB ROM
  • 13MP back camera
  • 8MP/5MP front camera
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
LG Q7+
  • 5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+
  • Octa-core 1.8GHz SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB ROM
  • 16MP back camera
  • 8MP/5MP front camera
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo

From the outside, the entire LG Q7 series looks identical and as you can see from the specs, the inside has some similarities too. Although LG hasn’t mentioned the name of the processor used, the fact that Qualcomm’s fast charging technology is on board implies these chipsets could be Snapdragons. The outgoing LG Q6 had a Snapdragon 435 chipset, so we expect an upgraded version, probably the SDM450 or something in the 600 series.

While the standard LG Q7 and Q7α share the same cameras, the LG Q7+ has a slightly superior unit on the back. However, the selfie sensor is identical, but you might end up with either 8MP or 5MP on the front. If you happen to get the latter sensor, you’ll also enjoy taking super wide shots because it’s a wide-angle lens.

Other extras include USB-C, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, IP68, Fingerprint scanner, Face Recognition, Fast Charging, MIL-STD 810G certification, Portrait Mode, 4G LTE, QLens, DTS:X 3D Surround Sound, among others. Also, the LG Q7+ gets support for Hi-Fi Quad DAC audio technology that is common in high-end LG phones.

LG wants the Q7 series to stand out and to achieve this, it has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that also doubles as a camera button. You can also use this button to capture screenshots as well as control the notification panel, probably by swiping down to reveal the notifications.

LG Q7 price and availability

On matters of price, we already know that the LG Q7 series is an affordable version of the LG G7. Unfortunately, we still don’t have the exact prices for the trio, but LG says they’ll be announced at a later date.

Besides being available in Moroccan Blue (the only color option on the Q7α), the standard Q7 and Q7+ also get Lavender Violet and Aurora Black flavors. Still, it’s worth noting that these three phones will likely target developing markets, but this doesn’t mean you won’t see them in developed markets as well.

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