After rumours, speculations, buzz here and there, and all sort of things that happen before a phone is released, LG has finally unveiled its latest flagship, LG G7 ThinQ.
Apparently, the odd “ThinQ” moniker is here to stay as the South Korean company continues to add it to the brand name of its high-end smartphones with it.
One of the LG G7 features that really stand out is its display. It sports a 6.1-inch LCD screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 3120 x 1440 pixel display, plus there’s a notch. According to LG, the notch is a second screen and can easily be concealed by a software feature that can also be found in the Huawei P20 and the Asus ZenFone 5. The tall display meant thinner bezels.
While LG opted for a cheaper LCD display instead of the OLED screen sported by most 2018 flagship phones, the screen was able to hit up to 1,000 nits, which is extreme brightness. LG said this was made possible its new MLCD+ panels which uses an RGBW arrangement and extra white pixels.
One other spectacular feature of the LG G7 is its audio speaker. The speaker produces sounds unlike anything we have ever seen on any other phone, it’s like a sound system placed into a phone. It’s a Boombox stereo speaker which comes with DTS-X virtual surround sound and a 32-bit quad-DAC.
It also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, two microphones set which is capable of picking up sounds within 5 meters range, regardless of how noisy the environment is, unlike 2 meters range of average phones. This feature can improve Google Assistant functionality even in noisy environments.
The LG G7 will run on a Snapdragon 845 chipset with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that is expandable through microSD card. In the power department, we have a 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 rates. The glass design of the phone allows wireless charging and the battery can also be charged through a Type-C port.
The phone camera lived up to expectations with a dual 16MP sensors.
The main 16MP sensor has a f/1.6 lens and is capable of a 71-degree field of view. The secondary 16MP shooter features a wide-angle 107-degree field of view and f/1.6 lens. It features an 8MP selfie camera, f/1.9 lens and 90-degree camera FoV.
Both front and rear cameras are capable of portrait mode, smart pixel-binning technology for low-light shots, and comes with an AI feature. The AI capability enables the camera to sort through the subject – pets, sunset, babies, food, and so on- present in images and applies the most appropriate settings like filters.
The LG G7 sports a side AI button which is a first for LG. Instead of creating its own AI assistant, LG decided to go for Google Assistant, making it the first ever phone to have a Google Assistant button. By tapping the button once, the Google Assistant launches but if you hold the button down, the phone will immediately start listening to your command.
The phone will run on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, with promises of Android P update as soon as it is released by Google.
The pricing list will be released later on. The LG G7 ThinQ is available in new platinum gray, new aurora black, new Moroccan blue and raspberry red.