After so many leaks and speculations, LG has finally been made official the G7 ThinQ smartphone at the presentation event held in New York. The South Korean manufacturer has missed the appointment at the Mobile World Congress 2018 to take the time to develop a flagship that makes the ThinQ artificial intelligence functions and camera department of its main strengths. LG G7 ThinQ comes with updated hardware compared to the previous G6, which further refines the design.
LG G7 ThinQ Price and Availability
LG confirms that its new flagship will be available to buy in South Korea in the coming days, the distribution will continue followed by major markets in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia between the end of May and the beginning of June for a price of EUR 849.99 – approximately $1018.
LG G7 ThinQ Features
As we previously mentioned, the LG G7 ThinQ sports an extra physical button – under the volume control – to activate Google Assistant with one tap and Google Lens with two. Holding down the button will allow for instant conversations with Google Assistant. The handset also bears Super Far Field Voice Recognition that allows it to hear commands for Google Assistant for up to 5 meters away. LG G7 ThinQ is also claimed to be the first smartphone to offer DTS:X that implements virtual 3D sound for all content, up to 7.1 channel audio with earphones and it has Hi-Fi Quad DAC for incredibly rich sound.
The flagship has a glass back with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, has a polished metal rim and it is IP68 rated for dust and water resistance and also meets MIL-STD 810G requirements. Boombox Speaker utilizes the internal space of the LG G7 ThinQ as a resonance chamber to deliver double the bass of other phones. It also has DTS:X to deliver virtual 3D sound for all content,
LG G7 ThinQ Camera
LG G7 ThinQ features a 16-megapixel dual rear cameras, standard and Super Wide Angle configurations. The wide-angle camera now captures landscapes with less edge distortion and selfies are clearer and look more natural. For selfie, there is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with a wide-angle sensor with f/1.9 aperture and 80-degree lens.
The device also has AI CAM that now offers 19 shooting modes, up from eight. It also has new Super Bright Camera with images that are up to four times brighter typical of photos shot in dim light through the combination of pixel binning and software processing, the AI algorithm adjusts the camera settings automatically when shooting in low light.
The Live Photo mode records one second before and after the shutter is pressed for snippets of unexpected moments or expressions that would normally be missed. It also has Stickers that use face recognition to generate fun 2D and 3D overlays.
LG G7 ThinQ Specifications
- Dimensions of 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
- Weight of 162g
- FullVision Super Bright IPS Display of 6.1 inches with 19.5:9 ratio, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut
- Resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels
- Dual Rear Cameras: 16MP with f/1.6 aperture, 71-degree wide-angle lens + 16MP with 107-degree super-wide-angle lens with f/1.9 aperture, LED flash
- Front Camera of 8MP with 80-degree wide-angle lens, f/1.9 aperture
- Android 8.0 Oreo with LG UX
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chip
- Adreno 630 GPU
- 4GB / 6GB LPDDR4x of RAM
- Internal memory of 64GB / 128GB UFS 3.1
- Expandable memory up to 2TB
- Fingerprint sensor
- Connectivity of 4G VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n ac, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, USB C
- Battery capacity of 3000mAh with Quick Charge 3.0, Wireless charging