LG unleashed its newly branded flagship the G7 ThinQ today at an event in New York. And while it’s not the first time we’re seeing the weird new branding, it is the first time we’re seeing a notch on an LG smartphone.
Now, if you’ve been already been following the story, then design would probably be of no interest to you by now. Several high quality renders as well as live images will already have satiated your curiosity in that respect. However, just for a recap, the all-metal phone comes sandwiched with a glossy glass finish and very thin bezels on all sides. There’s a power key on the right-hand side and the left side houses a volume button and a dedicated Assistant key. At the bottom is a USB Type-C port and a mono speaker.
You won’t be surprised to hear the Snapdragon 845 runs the show on a real estate of 6.1-inches of QHD+ display. That makes the FullVision display with 3120 x 1440 resolution garner a pixel density of 564ppi. LG teased the IPS LCD display to reach up to 1000 nits of max brightness, which is great for an LCD screen. The display is coated with Gorilla Glass 5 for damage protection.
LG has endowed the rear panel of the G7 ThinQ with dual shooters that offer a DSLR-like depth of field. Twin 16MP sensors with laser AF occupy the rear of the handset beneath which is the fingerprint sensor. The selfie snapper is just an 8MP lens without much tricks. LG does bake in AI CAM mode for scene detection that allows the camera to distinguish between 1000 objects.
But you’re probably here to see the extras. Well, the G7 ThinQ Boombox speakers should be top of your list. LG earlier revealed that their new speakers double the amount of bass output while also increasing the sound by 6dB. We’ve not personally heard the quality but this could probably be the next good thing after HTC’s Boomsound speakers. The much-hyped AI similar to the LG V30s ThinQ is also present on the LG G7 ThinQ. There’s Hi-Fi Quad DAC also onboard the device that aims to give a stellar audio experience. The handset runs Android Oreo out of the box.
The handset has a 3,000mAh battery that does support wireless charging apart from fast charging (QuickCharge 4.0). There’s the standard LG G7 ThinQ with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. However there’s also a Plus model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Price and availability is not yet known but LG will announce it closer to launch date locally.