Right on cue, LG has today taken the wraps off its flagship smartphone for the year. In line with the leaks, the new smartphone is called the LG G7 ThinQ. There is also a second variant of the smartphone, called the LG G7+ ThinQ.
LG hasn’t revealed the pricing or exact availability dates for its smartphone. Instead, it has revealed that the G7 ThinQ will be available in the “coming days” in markets like South Korea, North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The company has also revealed the prices will be “announced locally closer to the time of availability”. On launch, buyers will be able to choose from color options like New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue, and Raspberry Rose
As the name suggests, the LG G7 ThinQ is the successor to last year’s LG G6. This year, LG has adopted a “new design aesthetic”. In line with the current trend, the front is dominated by a full-screen display with a notch at the top. The front and back is covered by Gorilla Glass 5, with a polished metal rim on the sides. LG claims that the new smartphone is “designed to meet the requirements of MIL-STD 810G tests designed by the United States military to evaluate the performance of equipment in harsh environments”.
LG G7 ThinQ specifications, features
LG has unveiled two variants differentiated by storage and RAM. The G7 ThinQ comes with 64GB storage and 4GB LPDDR4 RAM. The other variant, called G7+ ThinQ, comes with 128GB storage and 6GB of RAM. The rest of the specifications remain the same.
The flagship smartphone flaunts a 6.1-inch FullVision Super Bright Display with QHD+ (3120×1440 pixels) resolution, and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The internal storage is expandable up to 2TB using a microSD card.
For photography, the LG G7 ThinQ is equipped with a dual-camera setup at the back. The setup includes a 16-megapixel super wide-angle lens with f/1.9 aperture, and a 16-megapixel standard angle lens with f/1.6 aperture. For selfies, there’s an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens up front.
Apart from being able to shoot photos with bokeh mode, the dual-camera setup also boasts a host of AI features. This is the reason behind the ‘ThinQ’ branding for the smartphone. The AI Cam will be able to analyze subjects in a photo, and provide tips on how to improve the photo. There is also a “Super Bright Camera” mode, which kicks in when conditions are extremely dark and automatically increases the brightness of the photo.
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Making sure everything ticks is a 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, and wireless charging support. For security, there’s a fingerprint sensor, and face recognition support. There is also a dedicated hardware button to launch Google Assistant.
As we have reported before, the G7 ThinQ also comes with advanced audio chops. For one, the device comes with what is called a ‘Boombox Speaker’, which essentially uses the inner space as a resonance chamber to “amp up the bass and deliver a premium, loud and room-filling audio experience”. The smartphone also boasts 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, as well as 7.1 channel DTS:X 3D Surround Sound.
The LG G7 ThinQ is durable enough to survive the outdoors with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0 port. On the software front, the G7 ThinQ runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.
LG G7 ThinQ key specifications:
Mobile Platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform
Display: 6.1-inch QHD+ 19.5:9 FullVision Super Bright Display (3120 x 1440 / 564ppi)
LG G7 ThinQ: 4GB LPDDR4x RAM / 64GB UFS 2.1 ROM / MicroSD (up to 2TB)
LG G7+ ThinQ: 6GB LPDDR4x RAM / 128GB UFS 2.1 ROM / MicroSD (up to 2TB)
Camera: Rear Dual: 16-megapixel Super Wide Angle (F1.9 / 107°) / 16-megapixel Standard Angle (F1.6 / 71°). Front: 8-megapixel Wide Angle (F1.9 / 80°)
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
Weight: 162 grams
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5.0 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
Colors: New Platinum Gray / New Aurora Black / New Moroccan Blue / Raspberry Rose
Others: Super Bright Display / New Second Screen / AI CAM / Super Bright Camera / Super Far Field Voice Recognition / Boombox Speaker / Google Lens / AI Haptic / Hi-Fi Quad DAC / DTS:X 3D Surround Sound / IP68 Water and Dust Resistance / HDR10 / Google Assistant Key / Face Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Technology / Wireless Charging / MIL-STD 810G Compliant / FM Radio