A recently-surfaced promotional render of the LG G7 ThinQ has shown us that the phone will have a power key located on the right side. But it will be the only physical key on the right. A new report has revealed the reason: on the left side, there will be another physical key. According to the report, this key will be used to start Google Assistant, and this highlights, even more, the focus of this handset on artificial intelligence in all its iterations.
Even though there will be a dedicated key for the virtual assistant, LG did not develop its own virtual assistant like Samsung did with its Bixby. Given that the power key will be placed on the right side, it seems that LG G7 ThinQ will not adopt a power key embedded into the fingerprint reader on the rear. But note that the fingerprint reader is still located at the back. What we hope is to see a programmable button embedded in the fingerprint reader, given that, according to reports, it will not be possible to assign other action to the physical button dedicated to Google Assistant.
Besides focusing on Google Assistant, LG G7 ThinQ will also provide smart features for the cameras, such as scene recognition. We already had a taste of them with the LG V30S and the recent update rolled out on the standard V30. According to the latest leak, LG G7 will come with a 6.1-inch display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and the MLCD+ technology. On the hardware side, we expect to see an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor running at 2.9 GHz and paired with at least 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage expandable via micro SD.