LG's next flagship phone, the LG G7 ThinQ, could get a dedicated Google Assistant button, according to a new CNET report.
Scheduled to be released in New York on May 2, 2018, the G7 ThinQ will include a physical button on the left side of the phone that will open the Google Assistant when pressed.
The button presented is very similar to the competitor that Samsung has implemented on each of its flagship phones since last year's Galaxy S8, all of which have a dedicated (and somewhat controversial) button for BIXby, the voice assistant of the company.
Better than Bixby?
While pioneering the dedicated voice assistant button, not everyone is a fan of Samsung's approach to Bixby, and the stories that explain how to turn off the Bixby key are still pretty common over a year after its release.
If necessary, the LG G7 ThinQ will be the first product with a dedicated button to start the Google Assistant; we only hope that LG also offers the ability to disable or reassign the button, because nothing is more frustrating than the accidental release of a voice assistant.
The electronics giant of South Korea seems to be doubling its artificial intelligence this year: it is the company's second 2018 phone that boasts its ThinQ brand focused on the AI after the LG V30S ThinQ.