South Korean manufacturer LG is working on a device in Q series called LG Q7. It will be a direct successor to last year’s LG G6. The smartphone existence was confirmed when the company applied for the trademark in Korean Intellectual Property. Now according to a new report, the LG Q7 will not be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon series of processors.
The predecessor of the Q7 (Q6+ and the Q6 ) are all powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset. But with this new smartphone, LG decided to replace it with a MediaTek chipset which is not the Helio P60 SoC.
The report comes from a trustable leaker Roland Quandt who posted a tweet in his Twitter handle @rqandt that the LG Q7 LM-Q610 will be powered by a MediaTek chipset. He adds in a reply that the chipset is not the Helio P60 as expected but a less powerful and older chipset. Now, this statement makes a lot of variables. There is the number of mid-range MediaTek chipset which could be powering the smartphone and even offer impressive performance like the Helio P23 or even the Helio X23.
Previously, it was reported the LG Q7 would include a display called MLCD+ display which consumes 35% less power than a regular display and is significantly brighter. It will be launched along with another variant called the LG Q7 Stylus (LM-Q710), which will include a Stylus as evident from the name. The smartphone will be competing with the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 which is rumoured to come with an S-Pen.