Sprint will be saving puppies and other animals as part of its pre-order campaign for the LG G7 ThinQ, the wireless carrier said Wednesday. The company will start accepting advanced pre-orders of the recently announced Android flagship on Friday, whereas it also pledged to donate $10 to North Shore Animal League America for every pet photo posted on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that's accompanied with the hashtag #SprintLGG7. Being the world's largest animal rescue and adoption organization, NSALA should be able to use the money donated by the telecom giant in an optimal manner. The donations themselves are capped at $10,000, Sprint said.
Sprint will start shipping all LG G7 ThinQ pre-orders no later than Friday, June 1, which is also the date when the phablet is set to go on general sale in the United States. The firm is offering a lease-one-get-one promotion that will allow customers to get their hands on two G7 ThinQ units at $33 per month with zero down as part of its Sprint Flex plan. The offer is available to new and existing customers eligible for a device upgrade and includes two service lines. Both Verizon and T-Mobile are also planning to make the handset available for advanced orders this Friday at similar prices. AT&T won't be carrying the recently launched Android flagship but will instead have a U.S. exclusive from LG this summer, with recent reports pointing to that device coming in the form of the V35 ThinQ.
The G7 ThinQ is LG's first Android smartphone powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chip and yet another step in the company's artificial intelligence push meant to ennoble its cutting-edge hardware with the latest AI advancements. The 6.1-inch handset ships with 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage space, and dual 16-megapixel cameras, as well as an 8-megapixel front sensor. LG's custom implementation of Android 8.0 Oreo is also part of the package, together with a quad-DAC and a 3,000 mAh battery.