LG G7 ThinQ Specs, Price, Features, And Hands On

LG has finally unveiled its flagship for 2018 and the successor to the LG G6, in the form of the AI-powered LG G7 THINQ. The LG G7 ThinQ will take on the likes of the Galaxy S9, the Huawei P20 Pro, and the iPhone X. The device looks more like a highly refined version of the LG V30S, and it also builds upon the three main characteristics of it’s earlier premium line-up, that’s great camera now with AI support, great display, and impressive Audio, all are present on the LG G7 ThinQ.

Design and Specs

LG G7
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The LG G7 ThinQ is made of Ceramic, glass, and metal and feels like it’s V series cousin the LG V30. The front is dominated by a 6.1-inch 19:9 Quad-HD display but this time LG went with a super bright IPS LCD panel, instead of an AMOLED one, the bottom has a noticeable chin, but it is manageable. LG also added a white sub-pixel along with the standard RGB unit for better whites and to shame the AMOLED’s whites. Moreover, ThinQ features a Notch at the top which is very 2018 and with that notch you get the ear-piece and a front-facing camera. LG calls the notch a “New Second Screen.” While on the rear side of the phone, the G7 has a fingerprint scanner and above that you get those highly advance dual-cameras.

Under the hood, the LG G7 ThinQ packs the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip (Octa-Core @ 2.8GHz ), paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and it also supports micro-sd card, and we also have a headphone jack, which features a 32-bit Hi-Fi quad DAC.

LG G7 Specs
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The device also features the much needed IP68 water & dust proof abilities and also it posses MIL-STD 810G, which is military grade protection. At bottom side, the LG G7 packs super loud speakers with DTS audio support, for an immersive audio experience.

Display

6.1"-inch IPS LCD Display
Display Properties

Quad-HD 19:9 Full-Vision Display
Display Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass
ProcessorSnapdragon 845 Octa-core 2.8 Ghz
Processor
Architecture

8x Kyro Cores

RAM4GB
Storage64 GB
SD card slotYes (up to 256 GB)
FeaturesAI-CAM, 32-bit Hi-fi dac, DTS audio speaker, Google Assistant Button
Dimensions153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
Weight162g
Connectivity4G VoLTE, 3G GSM, 2G GSM, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, GPS+GLONASS
Primary Camera

Dual-Camera 16 MP+ 16 MP rear camera, AT f/1.6 Aperture & f/1.9
Secondary Camera8 MP front camera at f/1.9 aperture
Battery Capacity3,000 mAh with QC 3.0
Charging Time0-100% in 1 hours 12 mins
Battery LifeNot available
Screen-on TimeNot available
Colors

Platinum Gray, Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue and Raspberry Rose
Price

$600+
Availability Pre-Order

CameraLG G7 Camera

Image Courtesy: LG .comLG is sticking to their old guns here, as the G7 ThinQ has a dual 16 MP camera setup with a primary 16 MP sensor with an incredible f/1.6 aperture, while the secondary shooter is wide-angle sensor coming at f/1.9 aperture, assisted with a laser auto-focus and an LED flash. On the front, sitting within the notch, an 8 MP selfie snapper is present with f/1.9 aperture. But you miss on a selfie flash.

The camera on the LG G7 has 80% of the AI stuff baked in, as it can detect scenes and suggests the best settings, angle and also filters matching the scene with the AI-CAM mode. Moreover, you also have a dedicated portrait mode for the rear as well as for the front camera.

Software and Battery

LG G7 software
Image Courtesy: LG. com

The LG G7 ThinQ runs on LG’s UX accompanied by AI Pack 2.0 based on Android Oreo 8.0, it also has a dedicated button on the left side, to trigger the Google Assistant, similar to what Samsung has for Bixby on the Galaxy S8. The handset also allows you to hide the notch and even apply different themes for it to decorate the area around the notch.

The 3000mAh battery capacity on the LG G7 ThinQ may sound disappointing on paper, but in the real world usage, the results remain to be seen. Yes, it supports fast charging with QC 3.0 support, and also Wireless Charging is here this time on the G7 ThinQ.

Sale and Pricing

The LG G7 ThinQ will be up for pre-orders on 25th May on Sprint’s Network, while for the US Celluar the phone will go on sale on 1st June. Overall the LG G7 ThinQ ticks all the right boxes but is it enough to compete with the likes of the upcoming OnePlus 6 and the Motorola Moto Z3 2018 and even with the iPhone X 2018. Pricing is not revealed yet, but expect something between $600 to $800.

Akshay Mhatre

Akshay Mhatre is a Tech Journalist who likes to keep up with the latest from the tech world. He has worked at many popular news portals like BGR and TechRadar before joining TheLeaker as a News writer and journalist. A writer by day and a VFX artist by night. In his free time, he also likes to make motion graphics and concept art. You can find him on Instagram @akshayrazr_95 and contact him on akshaymhatre[@]theleaker.com

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