With a purposely extended development cycle, the model received a complete redesign compared to its predecessor and is the newest Android to adopt a “notch” at the top of its 6.1-inch IPS LCD Quad HD + display.
According to the South Korean manufacturer, the notch should be a kind of “second screen” for the smartphone, similar to the old models of the company’s V-line. For those who do not like the clipping on the screen, it can be removed by the user through software, filling the area by being around in black without wasting space on the screen.
LG G7 ThinQ
The screen also evolved the concept of Full Vision displays presented in previous models of the company, with even smaller edges and a new, even more, elongated ratio of 19.5: 9.
Under the hood, the LG G7 ThinQ features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and options of 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. The model also contains an IP68 certification and metal and front and rear finish protected by Gorilla Glass 5 technology.
Similar to rival Samsung, LG also chose to give the G7 a button dedicated to a smart assistant. Rather than bet on a proprietary platform, however, LG chose to charge the smartphone with Google Assistant, already known to Android users of different brands.
In the camera department, the G7 features two lenses on the back, both 16-megapixel: the main one having f / 1.6 aperture and optical image stabilization, and the secondary camera taking the form of a wide-angle f / 1.9 aperture and 106 degrees. The front camera features 8 megapixels, aperture f / 1.9 and 90 degrees.
According to LG, the cameras also rely on LG’s artificial intelligence tools, which means they will automatically make adjustments to the user’s pictures – including colour enhancement, saturation and contrast dynamically.
To support their systems, the LG G7 ThinQ ships a 3,000 mAh battery. Wired headphone enthusiasts can also celebrate: the G7 retains the P2 input on the device and will have Hi-Fi Quad DAC sound technology, which promises richer audio.
The LG G7 ThinQ will come with Android 8.0 Oreo shipped and arrives in the New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue and Raspberry Red versions. The update for Android P has already been confirmed. Prices and official release date, however, have not yet been disclosed.