In July 2017, LG announced a new smartphone model series, the Q series. These devices focus on some flagship features at an affordable price – features like a 18: 9 1080p display. LG's goal here seems to add value for the more price-conscious users, and in 2018 they continued the series with the Q7.
With the new Q7, LG will once again borrow from its flagship lineup and introduce many features previously out of its price range. While LG did not publish all the information about the newly announced device (more on that later), we know pretty well what to expect if you decide to pick one.
- OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
- Dimensions: 5.66 "x 2.73" x 0.33 "
- Weight: 5.1
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 1.5 or 1.8 GHz
- RAM: 3 GB
- Memory: 32 GB (expandable via microSD)
- Display: 5.5 "18: 9 full screen display
- Resolution: 2160 x 1080 (442 PPI)
- Rear View Camera: 13 MP
- Front Camera: 8 MP or 5 MP 100 ° Wide Angle (Region Dependent)
- Battery: 3.000 mAh  Bluetooth Version: 4.2 LE
- Water and Fall Resistance: IP68 and MIL-STD 810G compliant
This year, the Q7 will be available in three different versions , The entry-level version is the Q7a, which is available in one color (Moroccan Blue). It comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (microSD is supported). The rear camera is 13 MP, while the front is a super wide angle of 5 MP (100 °).
The Q7 is the second variant. The only confirmed change is the availability of an 8 MP (not wide angle) selfie camera. Depending on the region, either the 8 MP or the 5 MP super wide angle is available in the Q7 variant. RAM and memory are however identical
What is not confirmed is the SoC and which variant will use the 1.8 GHz version of the Qualcomm chipset or the 1.5 GHz. As for the first ones, ETNews supported our assumption that every device will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450.
As far as the clock rate of each variant is concerned, we advise that the Q7a will use the 1.5 GHz version, while the Q7 + will use the 1.8 GHz. As for the mid-tier variant, we would speculate that it will also get the 1.8 GHz version, otherwise there is not much difference between its and the low-tier variant.
The Q7 + is the highest level variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of memory. The rear camera is upgraded to 16 MP and retains the same choice for the front camera between 8 MP and 5 MP Super Wide. After all, the Q7 + is the only device that includes a Hi-Fi Quad DAC (similar to the LG G7 ThinQ and V30S ThinQ), but unlike the flagship series, does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The largest upgrade of the Q Series from last year's model is the audio extension. The Q7 has brought many of the enhancements found in the flagship G7 ThinQ, including the DTS: X 3D surround sound. This creates a virtual 3D surround sound effect (up to 7.1) when using headphones. Unfortunately, unlike its larger brother, the G7 ThinQ, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack.
In addition, the Q7 + includes a Hi-Fi Quad DAC. The DAC will allow the Q7 + to deliver a livelier sound, reduce distortion and better control high quality headphones. To really enjoy the benefits of this tool, we recommend you find a quality pair of USB-C headphones to your Q7 +.
One of the most outstanding features of the last Q6 was the inclusion of the 18: 9 FHD + (2160 x 1080) display, a new design adopted by smartphones later that year. The 5.5 "display will be in the Q7, so that your phone feels much smaller despite the larger screen.