First Ever Premium Android One Device in Canada: the LG G7 One
At IFA 2018, LG Electronics (LG) introduced an exciting addition to the successful G7 series of smartphones with the LG G7 One which will be available to Canadians on October 19, 2018. Building on the foundation of the advanced LG G7ThinQ, the new phone will be the first premium Android One device in Canada and will offer a balance of premium features, a pure Android experience and exceptional prices for discerning customers.
The LG G7 One is the first Android One smartphone from LG. It brings together the best of the company’s smartphone experience and expertise with Google’s latest smartphone OS innovations. Designed to be one of the most versatile Android One smartphones on the market today, the LG G7 One sports the proven Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It has the same all-glass design aesthetic of the LG G7 ThinQ with a polished metal rim for a sleek and slim appearance that is rated IP68 for dust and water resistance. The 6.1-inch QHD+ (3120 x 1440) Super Bright Display sporting a 19.5:9 FullVision screen ratio and thin bottom bezel completes the premium style that savvy consumers are looking for.
“The LG G7 One is a premium smartphone designed by LG’s reliable hardware and Android’s simple, secured software,” said Ash Molaei, Senior Brand Manager for LG Canada’s Mobile Communications division. “As the smartphone ecosystem matures, LG strives to empower its customers to enjoy genuine Android experiences with the latest technologies and features during their entire span of ownership.”
The LG G7 One runs Android 8.1 Oreo and includes only the most essential apps out of the box, providing users with a smooth and fast smartphone experience. The phone automatically optimizes background activity for the most important operations to maximize battery life. Users can conveniently access the rich AI experience of the Google Assistant by tapping the dedicated button on the side of the phone. LG’s first Android One phone will also receive the Android 9 Pie update before the end of 2018, in addition to regular security updates with built-in Google Play Protect for total peace of mind.
Also available on the LG G7 One is Google Lens, Google’s new way to search using computer vision and AI technology. Available from inside the Google Assistant and Google Photos, users can search for information about objects, identify text, visit websites, include business cards in contacts, add new events to the calendar or look up an item on a restaurant menu without any typing.
“We’re thrilled to partner with LG on the LG G7 One, the first Android One device in Canada,” said Jon Gold, Director of Android Partner Programs at Google. “With a unique and convenient access to the Google Assistant and Google’s AI-forward software on top of LG’s premier hardware experience, the LG G7 One is a great addition to the portfolio of best-in-class Android One smartphones.”
More consumers are using smartphones as primary devices to enjoy music and movies. The LG G7 One is the perfect companion device for unwinding and relaxing with its 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC for superb sound when paired with quality earphones. The LG G7 One also delivers virtual 3D sound for all content, up to 7.1 channel audio with DTS:X.
For those who prefer to listen to music without earphones, the LG G7 One also features the unique Boombox Speaker which uses the internal space of the phone as a resonance chamber to deliver double the bass and audio of conventional smartphones. When placed on a solid surface or box, the resonance chamber acts as a woofer to amplify the bass effect even more. AI CAM, first introduced in the LG V30S, will be added with an update later this year.
In Canada, the LG G7 One will be available at the following carriers and retailers as of October 19, 2018: Rogers, Fido, TELUS, Koodo Mobile, Bell, Virgin Mobile, WIRELESSWAVE, Tbooth wireless, The Mobile Shop, WOW! mobile boutique, Videotron, Eastlink and SaskTel. Check with your other local retailers for availability dates.