South Korean electronics giant, LG has announced the launch of G7 ThinQ and G7+ ThinQ in an event in New York yesterday. The phone, as rumoured, comes with an iPhone X like notch and a dedicated Google Assistant key becoming the first Android phone to have one.
The G7 ThinQ has 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage while the G7+ ThinQ offers 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. Other than that both the phones offer same feature including 2 TB micro SD card slot and are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform.
Coming to the specifications, the phone comes with a 6.1 inch LCD display that offers 3120 x 1440 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 FullVision screen ratio and a bottom bezel which has been made slimmer when compared to the LG G6. As per LG, the screen comes with “Super Bright” mode which increases the brightness up to 1,000 nits and thus can be easily viewed under direct sunlight.
“And depending on the type of content, the display can be set to six different viewing modes: Auto, Eco, Cinema, Sports, Game and Expert. In Auto mode, the phone automatically analyzes the content of games or photos and optimizes the display and power consumption. The user can fine tune the image even further by adjusting the screen temperature and RGB levels individually,” added LG in a press release.
LG has also smartly used the notch as the second screen. Remember long before the notch came, LG used to offer a second small screen in its V series. The notch in the ThinQ gives users flexible options when it comes to setting up the display to fit their tastes and style. “The display can be fully expanded for a bezel-less look or it can be set to a more traditional style where the notification bar is completely blacked out. Users can even change the notification bar to another color for a more personal effect,” says LG.
It has a metal rim on its sides giving its a sleek look while Gorilla Glass 5 is in both its front and rear panel. It is rated IP68 for both water and dust resistance.
The phone offers an 8MP camera up front and two rear cameras of 16MP resolution each.
The cameras claims to offer wide angle thus enabling users to capture more beautiful landscapes with less distortion. LG has enhanced the AI features of the camera that first debuted in the LG V30S ThinQ. “AI CAM now offers 19 shooting modes, up from eight, for even more intelligence optimized shots. And users can improve their photos by choosing among three other effect options if the one recommended by AI CAM doesn’t suit their tastes,” said the company.
LG claims that the cameras allow users to capture images up to four times brighter than the LG G6 without the graininess 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,” said the company in the release.
There is a Live Photo mode in the phone that records one second before and after the shutter is pressed for snippets of unexpected moments or expressions that would normally be missed. Besides it has Portrait Mode and bokeh effect.
Besides, the ThinQ comes with Boombox Speaker. As per the company, when placed on a solid surface the smartphone utilizes its resonance chamber as a woofer to amplify the bass effect. It also offers DTS:X to deliver virtual 3D sound for all content, up to 7.1 channel audio with earphones.
Other than that the LG G7 ThinQ offers Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, 3000 mAh battery, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and a USB Type C port. The 162 gram ThinQ is 7.9 mm sleek and comes in four colours – Platinum Gray, Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue and Raspberry Rose.
The LG G7ThinQ will roll out in the coming days in South Korea followed by major markets in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Price and purchase details will be announced locally closer to the time of availability. However, there is no word from the company as of now about the phone’s launch in the Indian market.
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)
– Rear Dual: 16MP Super Wide Angle (F1.9 / 107°) / 16MP Standard Angle (F1.6 / 71°)
– Front: 8MP Wide Angle (F1.9 / 80°)
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
Size: 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
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