In an event in New York, LG launched two of its latest premium smartphones LG G7 ThinQ and LG G7+ ThinQ. G7+ is essentially the bigger model than G7 in terms of display, memory and internal storage. From looks, both the devices seem to be a well-rounded flagship device.
“The LG G7 ThinQ is strongly focused on the fundamentals and its launch marks a new chapter for our company,” said Hwang Jeong-hwan, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Through the combination of personalized and useful AI functionalities with meaningful smartphone features, this is LG’s most convenient smartphone yet.”
The major highlights of the LG G7 include Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, wireless charging support, and IP68 certification. Along with fingerprint sensor, the face recognition feature of iPhone X is also implemented by LG on in its offering.
LG has wrapped G7 ThinQ in glass on both the front and the rear. The metal frame of this stylish smartphone has fancy curves, just like any other flagship device. It will be offered in New Platinum Grey, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue, and Raspberry Rose colour variants.
The device sports a 6.1-inch QHD+ (1440x3120 pixels) FullView Super Bright display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and brightness of up to 1,000 nits, which is just stunning in the outdoors. Much like, LG V10 and LG V20, this phone also inherits the “Second Screen.” It is basically the space near the front camera, which accommodates the notifications bar.
The device is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with 4GB and 6GB of RAM for G7 ThinQ and G7+ ThinQ, respectively. The OS runs on Android 8.0 Oreo, which may get an upgrade on the release of Android P. The dual-SIM LG G7 ThinQ sports dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel and an 8-megapixel camera on the front.
LG G7 ThinQ holds 64GB of inbuilt storage, whereas G7+ ThinQ is stuffed with 128GB of space. The storage space of both the devices can be expanded up to 2TB. The device is backed by 3000mAH of a battery pack.
Overall, LG G7 ThinQ and G7+ ThinQ only differ in terms of RAM and storage variants, other than that, everything looks similar.
The company is yet to announce the G7 ThinQ’s price. Though the expected price of the device is around $740 (£760, AU$1,120). The price is in line with the LG G6, which was launched last year at $650 (£649, AU$1,000). With the addition of new features, the jump of $100 is justified.
Initially, the device will arrive in South Korea, followed by markets in Asia, North America, Europe, and Latin America.