The latest G7 ThinQ flagship series has an extra physical button to trigger virtual assistants
South Korean manufacturer LG today officially announced the LG G7 ThinQ today at an event in New York. The smartphone is a successor to the LG G6 which was launched last year in February. It follows the ThinQ branding from the LG V30S ThinQ, an upgraded variant of the LG V30 launched at MWC 2018.
The LG G7 ThinQ features a metallic body with a glass back. It comes with an extra physical button under the volume rocker which activates Google Assistant with one tap and Google Lens with two. The smartphone has IP68 rated protection and a Super Far Field voice recognition which can detect voices up to 5 meters away. The company claims it to be the first smartphone to offer DTS:X that implements virtual 3D sound for all content.
As for the specs, the LG G7 ThinQ sports a 6.1-inch FullVision “SuperBright” LCD with a resolution of QHD+ (3120 x 1440) with 19:5:9 aspect ratio and a brightness of 1000 nits. Under the hood, it is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with an Adreno 630. It is being offered in two variants: 4 GB RAM + 64 GB internal storage and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage for the G7+ ThinQ. Both variants offer expandable memory option up to 2 TB with microSD card slot.
In the optical department, the LG G7 ThinQ sports a dual camera setup at the rear consisting of a 16 MP standard angle camera with f/1.6 aperture and a 16 MP wide-angle sensor with f/1.9 aperture. The dual cameras come equipped with “AI” features which not only analyze subjects in a photo but gives tips on improving it. There are a couple of filters like Person, Flower, Landscape, Sky, Low light and a “Super Bright Camera mode” to help in low light photography. The Portrait Mode is available and can apply the Bokeh effect in real time. The front offers an 8 MP camera for selfies and video calling.
The smartphone runs on LG UX 6.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo and is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS and an USB Type-C port . The smartphone also comes with a “Boombox Speaker” which utilise its internal space as a resonance chamber to amp up the base. The device has Face unlocking and has a circular fingerprint sensor at the back for added protection.
It is available in New Platinum Grey, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue and Raspberry Rose colour variants. The smartphone will initially be launched in South Korea followed by markets in Asia, North America, Europe and Latin America.