What is Known So Far about the LG G7 ThinQ
The LG G7 ThinQ is scheduled to be launched in early May 2018, making it the first LG flagship due to be released in the year. Ahead of its official reveal, here is a compilation of what we know so far about the device.
LG announced that this upcoming LG phone will officially be unveiled will unveil in New York on May 2. This means that the phone should be available in Hong Kong stores sometime around the end of May.
Based on official renders of the device, the LG G7 will look like the iPhone X from the front. The LG phone is speculated to come with a bezel-less display panel with rounded corners and a notch atop to house the sensors and front camera. At the back, the phone will be equipped with dual cameras and a fingerprint sensor beneath them. Apart from that, rumours are also suggesting that the LG G7 might come with a dedicated Bixby button, the first phone in the series to have this feature.
The current trend amongst flagship smartphones today is a bezel-less display with high screen-to-body ratios; the same trend is seen on the LG G7. Display-wise, rumours suggest that this LG phone will sport a 6.1-inch IPS panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display is expected to boast a 3,120 x 1,440p resolution which makes it on par with the iPhone X and significantly higher than the Galaxy S9+’s display (2,960 x 1,440p).
As the G7 is flagged as a flagship device, it goes without saying that LG will ensure that the phone is equipped with the best internal components. The device is speculated to feature the latest Snapdragon 845 processor that should be paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. 64GB worth of built-in storage is also expected but it remains uncertain if the phone will be offering microSD expansion. Moreover, the LG G7 is likely to come with advanced AI technologies such as the Voice AI that responds to the user’s voice commands.
According to reports circulating online, the LG G7 should feature a dual-rear camera setup, comprising of two 16MP cameras with f/1.6 aperture – a standard lens and a wide-angle lens. The cameras should also come with advanced features including optical image stabilization, ISO, phase detection autofocus, etc.
The front shooter, on the other hand, is predicted to come with a portrait mode as well as other unique settings such as 3D camera stickers and live photos.
Powering this LG mobile phone is a 3,000mAh battery, which is smaller than the 3,300mAh capacity of its predecessor, the LG G6. However, the former will support QuickCharge 4.0 via USB-C, which will effectively reduce the time needed to fully recharge the battery.