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LG G7 One launched: Say hello to LG's first Android One phone

Featuring a QHD+ display and Snapdragon 835, the new Android One handset arrives alongside a new low-end offering — the LG G7 Fit.
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Published onAugust 28, 2018

The LG G7 One and LG G7 Think side by side in renders.
LG

TL;DR
  • LG has revealed its first Android One phone, the LG G7 One, alongside a new low-tier device, the LG G7 Fit.
  • Both handsets include last-gen chipsets, a display notch, and QHD+ screens.
  • LG is yet to announce price and release date information, but we should learn more at IFA.

LG has launched a pair of new smartphones, including its first-ever Android One handset, ahead of the IFA 2018 trade show. The company announced the LG G7 One and LG G7 Fit in a blog post earlier today (via XDA) and outlined their complete specs.

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Beginning with the LG G7 One, this, as the name suggests, is part of Google’s Android One program, meaning it runs a near stock version of Android (in this case, Android Oreo) without LG’s UX skin. Android One smartphones typically arrive with less-than-flagship specs, and while this can be said for some aspects of the LG G7 One, it generally features high-tier components.

The LG G7 One render image.
LG

For example, the handset comes with 32GB storage and a single rear camera, both of which you might expect of modern budget handsets. But take a closer look you’ll notice it’s also packing a QHD+ display, a Snapdragon 835 chip (found on the likes of the Galaxy Note 8 and Google Pixel 2), and 4GB of RAM.

This represents a still fairly uncommon approach to the Android One program, though using a year-old chipset to reduce the price of a new handset is something I believe more manufacturers should try (seriously, there’s nothing wrong with how the Pixel 2 performs). That being said, we don’t yet know the price details for either handset, but we expect them to be less than the LG G7 ThinQ which usually costs $750.

The LG G7 Fit render image.
LG

Moving on, the LG G7 Fit is not an Android One handset — it features LG’s UX skin — but it looks like it could cost even less than the G7 One. It’s shipping with an even older chipset, the Snapdragon 821, and slightly less impressive cameras (their smaller apertures won’t let as much light in), but it’s otherwise a very similar device.

Bizarrely, the G7 Fit does appear to come with a 64GB storage option that the G7 One lacks, though. It’s possible that this is a typo rather than a very strange design decision. As for what’s behind the “Fit” branding, your guess is as good as mine: I’m just rolling with the punches now following the weirdly titled “LG G7 ThinQ.”

Meanwhile, both handsets are IP68 rated for dust and water resistance, MIL-STD 810G certified for sturdiness, and include Hi-Fi Quad DAC audio and a notch.

LG G7 OneLG G7 Fit
Display
LG G7 One
6.1-inch, QHD+ (3120 x 1440) 19.5:9, FullVision, Super Bright IPS display with notch (564ppi)
LG G7 Fit
6.1-inch, QHD+ (3120 x 1440) 19.5:9, FullVision, Super Bright IPS display with notch (564ppi)
SoC
LG G7 One
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
LG G7 Fit
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
GPU
LG G7 One
Adreno 540 GPU
LG G7 Fit
Adreno 530 GPU
RAM
LG G7 One
4GB LPDDR4x
LG G7 Fit
4GB LPDDR4x
Storage
LG G7 One
32GB, UFS 2.1
LG G7 Fit
32GB / 64GB, UFS 2.1
MicroSD
LG G7 One
Yes (up to 2TB microSD)
LG G7 Fit
Yes (up to 2TB microSD)
Camera
LG G7 One
16MP (main) camera, f/1.6 aperture, 71° wide-angle lens, LED flash, 8MP (front) camera with f/1.9 aperture, 80° wide-angle lens
LG G7 Fit
16MP (main) camera, f/2.2 aperture, 76° wide-angle lens, LED flash, 8MP (front) camera, f/1.9 aperture, 80° wide-angle lens
Battery
LG G7 One
3,000mAh
LG G7 Fit
3,000mAh
Fingerprint scanner
LG G7 One
Yes (rear)
LG G7 Fit
Yes (rear)
Headphone port
LG G7 One
Yes
LG G7 Fit
Yes
Software
LG G7 One
Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)
LG G7 Fit
Android 8.1 Oreo, LG UX
Connectivity
LG G7 One
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 BLE, NFC, GPS, 4G LTE, FM radio
LG G7 Fit
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC, GPS, 4G LTE, FM radio
Dimensions
LG G7 One
153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
LG G7 Fit
153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
Weight
LG G7 One
156g
LG G7 Fit
160g
Colors
LG G7 One
Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue
LG G7 Fit
Platinum Gray, Aurora Black

The new handsets will be shown off at IFA 2018 which means we’ll get a chance to go hands-on with them in just a few days. What do you think of the LG G7 One and LG G7 Fit? Let me know in the comments.