May 8, 2018

The LG G7 ThinQ Launched with Notched Screen and AI-based Camera

Following a string of leaks and rumors, the LG G7 ThinQ has finally been unveiled. Armed with first-rate specs and an assembly of new features, the smartphone is expected to save LG's declining smartphone sales.

The frenzy of AI also has LG in its sway. In fact, the company is so keen on to be identified with this new feature that it has added "ThinQ" branding to its high-end smartphones. The LG G7 ThinQ, which is the successor to the LG G6, bears testimony to this fact, as it arrives with impressive AI integration.

Overall, the LG G7 ThinQ is pretty much what we've been hearing from the leaks and rumors which promises a device packing a gamut of top-of-the-line specs and new features.

The LG G7 ThinQ features a 6.1-inch QHD+ FullVision display with a whopping 19.5:9 aspect ratio and pixel density of 564ppi. But more significantly, it touts a new LCD technology that ensures 1,000nits of brightness allowing perfect display vision even under a bright sunlight. Furthermore, the display supports HDR10 and is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5.

In order to allow the maximum screen footprint, the bezels are noticeably trimmed down. As a result, there is a notch at the top of the display, hiding the selfie camera and sensors. However, if one finds the notch off-putting, there's an option to hide the notch, similar to the ones found on the HUAWEI P20 and the ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL.

Under the hood, the LG G7 ThinQ houses a Snapdragon 845 SoC mated to a 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage with expandability support of up to 2TB via microSD card.

On the camera front, the device mounts a dual-rear-camera setup consisting of a 12MP f/1.6 camera and a 12MP camera wtih Super Wide Angle lens and f/1.9 aperture. The AI trappings include an AI CAM that offers 19 shooting modes and a Super Bright Camera feature that lets the users click images four times brighter than normal photos in low-light. On the front, the handset has an 8MP Wide Angle selfie camera with f/1.9 aperture. Cameras on both the sides are capable of taking photos in Portrait Mode by blurring the background and focusing on the subject.

The LG G7 ThinQ is fitted with a 3,000mAh battery which is a downgrade from the 3,300mAh battery found in its predecessor. As far as the software is concerned, the smartphone runs the latest Android 8.0 out-of-the-box. But a timely update to Android P is also promised in the future.

The device features a glass back for the wireless charging support. It also comes with an IP68 rating. Its waterproofing design acts like a sealed resonance chamber, emphasizing its Boombox speaker to manage a clear and loud sound. The LG G7 ThinQ is also the first smartphone to feature DTS-X for virtual 3D sound. The speakers are equipped with noise-reduction technology to recognize voice commands even from a distance up to 17 feet.

Despite revealing a glut of information about the LG G7 ThinQ, the company is yet to disclose the pricing as well as the availability. The device will first land in South Korea followed by major markets in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The availability in North America and Canada is pegged for June 1 and will be available in four color options, namely New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue, and Raspberry Rose.

Regardless of the top-notch specs and features, the LG G7 ThinQ is up for a tough fight with other premium smartphones in the market, such as the Samsung Galaxy S9, Google Pixel 2, HUAWEI P20 Pro, and the upcoming OnePlus 6. The South Korean firm is dealing with a struggling smartphone business as its offerings are increasingly falling out of favor amongst the consumers. With the LG G7 ThinQ, the company, however, wishes to turn the tide. But everything still remains to be seen.

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