As if LG’s high-end smartphone roster wasn’t crowded and confusing enough, the financially struggling mobile device vendor unveiled another two G-series models back in August. These are both aesthetically similar but overall inferior to the G7 ThinQ, further diluting an already compromised brand.
What’s even worse is the LG G7 One and G7 Fit needed several months to reach “select” global markets. The latter is only making its commercial debut this week, expanding “throughout the fourth quarter” across Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
There’s still no word on US availability, and the same goes for the G7 One that’s at least up for grabs in Canada at a somewhat excessive price.
Basically, the LG G7 Fit is being re-introduced to a global audience today with slightly less vague release info than before. Nothing on price points, however, so you’ll just have to wait and check with your local carriers and various authorized retailers.
The 6.1-inch Snapdragon 821-powered G7 Fit is not a participant in Google’s Android One program, so it can’t make any promises about stock software and timely updates. At launch, you’re unsurprisingly offered Android 8.1 Oreo goodies, which are modern… enough, while in terms of build quality, this mid-range bad boy mimics the G7 ThinQ perfectly, combining premium metal and glass.
The FullVision “notchy” display is itself no pushover, at 3120 x 1440 resolution, but the 16MP rear and 8MP front cameras could certainly be better. The 3,000 mAh battery is also annoyingly small, although an aggressive enough pricing strategy may still help the LG G7 Fit escape off-the-bat oblivion.