LG has officially confirmed that it will be unveiling its next flagship smartphone, the LG G7 ThinQ, in New York on May 2nd, 2018. The phone will be released the next day (May 3rd, 2018) in the South Korean market. LG has also mentioned that it is the first time the company is using the ‘ThinQ’ moniker for a G-series smartphone. The company commented that ‘ThinQ’ is a brand that reflects LG Electronics’ goal of “thinking in the customer’s standpoint and practising customer’s attention“.
LG G7 ThinQ: AI Galore
There’s no doubt that the LG G7 ThinQ will come with some interesting A.I. (artificial intelligence) backed software capabilities. The ThinQ moniker is not new as the South Korean smartphone maker had used it for the V30S ThinQ as well, introducing AI technology and voice commands. We can expect similar features in the LG G7 ThinQ. LG also mentioned that AI will improve the performance of the phone as well as offer the convenience of “sympathetic AI”.
LG G7 ThinQ: Design, Features, Expected Specs
Speaking about the design of the phone, the LG G7 ThinQ was been leaked in full yesterday, courtesy of Android Headlines. The picture above appeared in official press renders which LG might be planning to make use at the launch event. One thing can be confirmed from the images is that the G7 ThinQ will come in six colour variants: Aurora Black, Platinum Grey, Moroccan Blue, Moroccan Blue (Matte), and Raspberry Rose. However, the colour options will differ from marked to market, depending on when and where the phone is released.
The LG G7 ThinQ is set to feature a 6-inch RGBW OLED screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Yes, the 19:9 aspect ratio has been implement for the display cutout, similar to that of the iPhone X (and various other upcoming Android smartphones). Inside, the device is expected to ship with an Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset (octa-core Kryo 380 CPU and Adreno 630 GPU) which will be coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. It might run Android 8.0 or 8.1 Oreo out of the box with LG’s customised UX. We expect LG to release information on the software ahead of the launch since it had been following the trend for the last few years.
In terms of imaging, the smartphone is expected to use a dual-16MP camera setup at its rear. Both the primary and secondary sensors are expected to feature ƒ/1.6 aperture, phase-detection autofocus, optical image stabilisation (OIS), and 4K video recording. Inside the G7 ThinQ could be a 3000mAh battery, with support for faster charging (maybe Quick Charge 4.0+).
Commenting on this upcoming LG G7 ThinQ launch, Ha Jeong-wook, managing director of LG Electronics said:
“Since smartphones have focused on filling new functions and more functions so far, it is time for us to find solutions to how convenient customers actually use them. We will show the convenience that we have not seen until now by concentrating the accumulated AI technology.”