LG Q7 Android One variant rumored to be coming to T-Mobile


Days after a new LG phone arrived at T-Mobile, a leak has emerged with info on another LG device that may launch at T-Mo in the near future.

An Android One version of the LG Q7 (pictured above) is reportedly coming to T-Mobile. XDA Developers user deadman96385 was digging through the kernel source code of the MetroPCS version of the LG Stylo 4 and discovered references to a device with the model number “cv5a”, the carrier “tmo”, the country code “us”, and the suffix “sprout”.

Google’s list of Google Play Support Devices says that the cv5a is the LG Q7. Meanwhile, according to XDA, the inclusion of the word “sprout” suggests that this is an Android One phone because that’s the suffix used on other Android One devices.

When it comes to specs, the files in the source code suggest that this LG Q7 will be equipped with a Snapdragon 450 processor. LG actually announced a regular version of the Q7 for the U.S. 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.

On the software side, it’s suggested that this LG Q7 will be an Android One phone with Android 8.1 Oreo. The benefit of Android One phones is that they typically run a simple Android UI and that they get monthly security updates for three years. While this LG Q7 may not be the most high-end phone around, its promise of regular security updates could make it appealing for customers who place a priority on security.

Would you be interested in an LG Q7 Android One phone on T-Mobile?

Source: XDA Developers

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  • riverhorse

    5.5″ and 32gb are dealbreakers, no matter how cheap.

    • Acdc1a

      For you perhaps. For someone who isn’t a power user, plain Android and 32GB is great if the price is right.

      • riverhorse

        Tmo News not a light phone user site.
        And even non-power users may need something work-usable in a pinch… and that screen size too small.
        Otherwise, why even need a smartphone– a $19 flip phone will do most of the time.
        For the price segment of this phone, the Stylo 4 at least gives you 6-1/4″, higher res, and one more gig ram.
        64gb should be the new minimum storage capacity. Even for squares– it’s fun to install lots of apps, ergo lots of empty cache space needed. Otherwise the phone starts getting overworked, super hot, glacially slow.
        Annndddd, these days you don’t have to be a power user to need to keep permanently turned on your BT, GPS, NFC…required by wireless buds, bank/tv/pay/etc. apps.

        NOW,,, power users need either two phones or one $$$ flagship– in addition to the aforementioned, Play Store, Sync, etc. is going on in the background– plus they’re casting and/or hotspotting too.

        • Acdc1a

          And here I am both on Tmonews and using my lowly Moto X4 with just 32GB on board…and a 5.2″ screen…THE HORROR!

    • AAEFAD1776

      TMO is getting the 64GB

  • pda96

    Woo hoo, another phone destined for 3rd world countries coming to TMO. Can’t wait!!

    • Jason

      I didn’t realize that mid-tier phones are only for the “third world”. Perhaps we have our own “third worlders” who cant afford $800 phones. Ya think? Heh

      • riverhorse

        No, we have people who are discerning about phone specs.
        This model is NOT mid-tier. Mid-tier is something like the Stylo 4 and above spec- and price-wise.
        This is about instead getting one of the other phones that are better at this same price point.
        Come on…

  • Jon

    I’m all for it. I just wonder what it will cost.

  • SV108

    Looks “Good enough” for me. At the right price, and with the right XLTE Band support (12 and 71) I’d consider it.