LG G7 ThinQ May Come with a Dedicated Google Assistant Button


LG’s G7 ThinQ has been in the rumor mill for quite some time now, and it’ll finally exit it on May 2nd. Now, we’re starting to hear more details surrounding what the device will feature.

According to a report from CNET, the G7 will feature a dedicated side button as we’ve seen in previous leaks. It’ll be assigned to one action: activating the Google Assistant. We previously heard it would spring forth LG’s AI features such as the company’s AI cam, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.

If you recall, LG isn’t the first to include a dedicated AI button on their phone. Samsung has included a Bixby button on their flagship smartphones since the Galaxy S8, but LG’s implementation should be more useful considering it isn’t activating any custom artificial intelligence and instead will focus on what Google already has.

CNET doesn’t specify if the button will be remappable if they don’t wish to use it to activate the Google Assistant, but I’m sure some crafty developers will create a way for you to assign the hardware to do whatever you want.

Other rumors suggest the LG G7 ThinQ will include a glass body and be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor. It’ll also come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Android 8.0 Oreo will likely stand as the base of its software, and a 3,000mAh battery will supply a charge. We also expect to see a headphone jack.

If anything else leaks out surrounding the G7, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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