Earlier this month, trusted leakster Roland Quandt had claimed in a tweet that the upcoming LG Q7 will not be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. Instead, he suggested the smartphone will be powered by an old and not-so-powerful MediaTek SoC. The LG Q7 Stylus has now made an appearance on the Geekbench benchmark database with a MediaTek MT6750 / MT6755octa-core processor under the hood, which makes it quite clear that LG is indeed switching to MediaTek for its Q7 series.
LG Q7 Stylus (LM-Q710) Appears on Geekbench With a MediaTek MT6750 / 6755 SoC Inside
The LG Q7 Stylus has showed up on the Geekbench benchmark database as the LM-Q710. While the processor name is listed as “MT6750V/WS” in the benchmark listing, the motherboard is listed as “MT6755”. The MT6755 happens to be the Helio P10 processor, which was originally announced back in 2014. Since both the MT6750 and MT6755 chips are mentioned in the Geekbench listing, the Q7 Stylus, and possibly the regular Q7 will be powered by either chipset. However, going by the reported 1.51 GHz base frequency, there is a greater chance of the smartphone being powered by the MT6750 SoC instead of the Helio P10. Both the chipsets are manufactured on a 28nm process and are based on the ARM Cortex-A53 architecture. The key difference between the two is the clock speed. While the MediaTek MT6750 chipset is clocked at up to 1.5 GHz typically, the Helio P10 MT6755 is clocked at up to 2 GHz. The two chipsets feature ARM Mali-T860MP2 graphics, although on the Helio P10 it is clocked slightly higher. Apart from the processor, the Geekbench listing also reveals 4GB of RAM and Android 8.1 Oreo operating system.
LG Q7: Expected Launch Date
The LG Q7 was certified in the US as well as Europe last month. While no release timeframe has been confirmed yet, we expect the Q7 and Q7 Stylus smartphones to debut in select markets very soon. It is rumored that the Q7 will be launched in Asia before other regions. LG launched the Q6 and Q6+ in the Indian market last year, so there is a good chance that the new Q7 will also be making its way to India sometime later this year.