LG has finally launched its flagship offering for 2018 – G7 ThinQ. The Korean giant seems pretty buoyed by the “ThinQ” branding one must say. Anyways, let’s get into the details and find everything at offer.
LG G7 ThinQ Specifications
The most interesting aspect of the G7 ThinQ is its face. The smartphone features a new 6.1-inch notched display of 19.5:9 aspect ratio with 3120 x 1440 pixel display. It’s an upgraded version of the Full Vision panel with trimmed bezels all around. This panel outputs maximum brightness of 1000 nits. It is HDR 10 compliant and covered by a Gorilla Glass 5 protective layer.
Besides the notch, the LG G7 also features a hardware assistant button – a first for the company. No, there is no Bixby sort of assistant from LG, instead, it invokes the Google Assistant. This effectively makes it the first smartphone with such a use case.
Coming to hardware, the handset remains true to the double-glass design approach (Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides). You have an aluminum frame (notably thinner around the edges than on the LG G6) sandwiched in between. The entire body is IP68 certified and MIL-STD-810G compliant.
Underneath the hood, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC is in-charge with 6 Gigs of RAM and 128 GB storage. The latter is expandable via microSD. Connectivity options include LTE-A, 3-Band carrier aggregation, Cat.16/13 (1Gbps/150Mbps) Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0 and Dual-SIM support in some markets.
In the camera department, LG hasn’t done anything outrageous. It has gone with tried and tested formula of dual-cameras. There’s a pair of 16 MP shooters – one with a 71-degree field of view, and the other, with a super wide 107-degree. The primary module sits behind a f/1.6 lens and is complete with OIS, phase detection, and laser autofocus.
The wide lens uses a dimmer f/1.9 lens, has no OIS and is fixed focus. The camera experience is boosted by LG’s AI camera tech, as well as a smart pixel-binning technology for low-light shots. The secondary camera can assist with depth information for more convincing portraits as well. An 8MP, f/1.9, 90-degree camera handles selfies.
The audio department is taken care of with high-end 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC from ESS. The company has thrown in a pair of microphones, which promise an impressive pickup range of up to 5 meters.
As for the software, LG G7 ThinQ boots with Oreo, complete with LG’s AI Pack 2.0.
Color options include New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue, and Raspberry Red. Pricing and availability will be revealed at a later point.