Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Technology | By Christopher Mann

1st LG pure Android phone in the works, report says

1st LG pure Android phone in the works, report says

A recognized member of Android-development community site XDA Developers has discovered an LG mobile running stock Android from the kernel source code of the LG Stylo 4. It is now said to be working on its first ever smartphone that will fall under Google's Android One program. Apparently, the South Korean company has teamed up with T-Mobile to launch its first Android One smartphone in the United States. Hence, the newly spotted LG device seems to be Android One edition of LG Q7. LG actually announced a regular version of the Q7 for the US last month, and that device includes features like a 5.5-inch 2160×1080 display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 13MP rear camera, and a 3000mAh battery, so it's possible that this T-Mobile-bound Q7 will have similar features.

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The Stylo 4's tree source code reveals a model with the word "sprout" in it.

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According to kernel source code unearthed by an XDA-Developers user, LG is working with the US carrier on releasing an exclusive variant of the LG Q7 that runs on unmodified Android software. Android One platform's portfolio has expanded in the past few months with Xiaomi, Motorola and Nokia (HMD Global) joining the tribe. For the record, the handset features a 5.5-inch full HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) Full Vision display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt storage (with microSD card support), 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera.

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