LG G7 ThinQ, the first flagship smartphone from the South Korean company for 2018, is now official. After being rumored for several months, the G7 ThinQ seems to follow on the footsteps of all the other smartphones announced in the past few months.
The most obvious change here is the use of notched display following on the footsteps of Asus, Oppo and Vivo. On the G7 ThinQ, however, the notch is much smaller than the one seen on Apple iPhone X. LG’s smartphone also brings an updated dual rear camera setup, and is the first smartphone to feature a dedicated button for Google Assistant. LG is not repeating the mistake with last year’s G6, and has equipped the G7 ThinQ with the latest specifications and features.
The G7 ThinQ’s arrival comes at a time when Samsung and Apple have become the go-to brand in the premium smartphone segment. Among many questions that needs to be answered will be can it take on the likes of Galaxy S9, iPhone X, and the recently launched Huawei P20 Pro.
Here is a quick look at all the top features of LG G7 ThinQ:
The LG G7 ThinQ is not very much different from its predecessors and it still gets an aluminum frame with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front as well as rear. It comes with IP68 water and dust resistance and is also compliant with MIL-STD-810G standard. It features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a dedicated button for Google Assistant.
The G7 ThinQ features a 6.1-inch display and LG is switching back from OLED to LCD panel. The G7 ThinQ's display also features a notch similar to that of iPhone X and Asus ZenFone 5Z. LG has designed the notch to be smaller than the one found on iPhone X and has added a software setting to disable it altogether.
LG G7 ThinQ is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile platform coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. The smartphone comes in two storage options, a 4GB RAM variant with 64GB storage and a 6GB RAM variant with 128GB of storage. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery, which is smaller than the one found on last year's G6 model.
The G7 ThinQ, of course, comes with dual rear camera setup but the image sensors have been replaced with an updated Sony module. It features dual 16-megapixel sensors with primary sensor acting as wide-angle and the secondary sensor having an even wider field-of-view. It also features an updated 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/1.9 aperture and support for 1080p video recording.
LG has not announced the price of G7 ThinQ just yet but it does promise to be different from the Galaxies and iPhones of this world. It comes with new audio features and a flagship design but it just doesn't change the game in any big way. However, it might end up working in favor of LG as one of its best attempt yet.