LG G7 could reportedly be launched as 'LG G7 ThinQ' this year

Bye, LG G7. Hello, LG G7 ThinQ.

  • Published: April 3, 2018 4:51 PM IST
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With a focus on AI, LG introduced its V30s ThinQ edition atMWC 2018 earlier this year. Now, it is speculated that the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone will also use the ‘ThinQ’ moniker, marking a shift from the traditional and simpler ‘G7’.

The G7 will be LG’s next-in-line flagship model, and there has been a lot of buzz around the name that the company will eventually choose for the device, and lesser hype around its specifications. In his latest tweet, serial tipster, Evan Blass has claimed that the upcoming smartphone will be called the LG G7 ThinQ, and not just LG G7.

The ThinQ branding is used by LG for its smart home product lineup, and after the LG V30S ThinQ, it appears, the company will be introducing more such devices to complete the ecosystem. As the name suggests, the LG G7 ThinQ will boast AI capabilities.

If past reports are anything to go by, the LG G7 ThinQ could come with a dedicated button to trigger the artificial intelligence assistant. Other rumored specifications of the LG G7 include a notch-based MLED+ screen. Some reports indicate that there will be a 6.01-inch Quad HD+ OLED display with rumors hinting at a cheaper variant with LCD display. Under the hood, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC is expected to be paired with up to 6GB of RAM.

As for photography, the LG G7 is likely to pack a pair of 16-megapixel cameras at the back. Up front, it is likely to house an 8-megapixel sensor. Keeping things ticking will be a 3,300mAh battery with support for wireless charging and high-fidelity DAC.

Watch: LG V30S ThinQ First Look

Recently, alleged renders of the LG G7 were spotted. Based on those, the G7 is unlikely to differ much from the predecessor in terms of design. The renders hint at a metal and glass design, and a thinner chin than before. It appears to retain the 3.5mm headphone jack along with a physical fingerprint sensor at the back.

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  • Published Date: April 3, 2018 4:51 PM IST