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LG Q7 looks like a budget version of the G7 ThinQ

Big display. Some AI. Coming soon.

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More LG phones.


Heads up: More LG phones are coming. 

LG's flagship LG G7 ThinQ phone just arrived a few weeks ago. But now there's also the LG Q7, a budget-shopper's midrange phone with a similar look and feel... at least on the outside. Like last year's LG Q6, expect it to take on the affordable midrange while throwing in what seem like some of the G7's most notable features. It may not be sold in the US, but the phone arrives "early next month" in Europe. Asian markets will follow and launch dates in the North and South American markets are yet to be determined.

The Q7 has a 5.5-inch 18:9 display, filling most of the phone's body in a similar way to the G7 ThinQ. But it doesn't have a notch: There's a bit of bezel above and below the display. All the Q7 phones have 7.1 Dolby surround sound if you plug in headphones. There's also a quad DAC on the Q7+ phone, if you care about high-end audio. LG's QLens AI, yet another camera-based object-recognizing service in a landscape where there are starting to become far too many, is onboard.

There are also three varieties, because nothing in phones is easy: The more entry Q7a, the Q7, and the step-up Q7+.

LG hasn't announced any prices yet, but last year's LG Q6 debuted in the $300 range. For comparison, the new Moto G6, which also has a large 18:9 display, is $249 unlocked.


  • Chip: 1.5 GHz Octa-Core or 1.8 GHz Octa-Core (more specifics unavailable)
  • Display: 5.5-inch 2,180x1,080 18:9 LCD display (442 ppi)
  • RAM: 3GB (for Q7 and Q7a), 4GB (for Q7+)
  • Storage: 32GB (for Q7 and Q7ᵅ), 64GB (for Q7+)
  • Rear camera: 13MP with PDAF (Q7 and Q7a), 16MP with PDAF (Q7+)
  • Front camera: 5MP (Q7a), 8MP (Q7 and Q7+)
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Dimensions: 143.8 by 69.3 by 8.4mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Charger: USB-C, fast charging
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • QLens AI in camera
  • DTS:X 3D surround, quad DAC (on Q7+)
  • MIL-STD 810G water and dust resistant
  • Colors: Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet