LG G7 ThinQ to feature Google Assistant hardware button


This means the G7 ThinQ will be the world's first phone to offer a physical way to call up Google's digital assistant. Now it looks like LG could be borrowing the feature for its upcoming LG G7 ThinQ which is expected to be the company's next flagship. The latest tidbit is that one of the G7 ThinQ's hardware buttons will have a sole objective of activating the voice-powered Google Assistant.

The G7 ThinQ's Google Assistant button will be found on the left side of the device, with the power button on the right, people familiar with the phone told CNET.

The LG are this time following the same strategy which the Samsung used.

Would you buy a phone with a permanently mapped button to Google Assistant? The predecessor to the G7 ThinQ, the G6, proved to be a flop in the face of the redesigned Galaxy S8, and the company now actually requires a phone that could turn some heads.

By long pressing on the home button, a user can make use of it in Android phones. But giving a separate button to the feature shows that LG is certainly thinking about future.

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LG doing everything that can cement their feet in the smartphone market.

The LG G7 has been pretty well leaked ahead of its May 2nd unveiling in NY.

In accordance with the reports, the flagship handset, slated to be launched in a NY event on 2 May, would sport a dedicated hardware button specifically for the Google's digital assistant. However, LG has not confirmed anything about this news.

There are some rumors and some images stating the phone will look more or less like the iPhone X. But to know the reality, we have to wait a little longer as the phone will be launching on 2 of May in NY. The phone is rumored to have an iPhone X-style notch (like most current Android flagships) and a heavy focus on AI-related features (that's what the "ThinQ" part of the name stands for).