LG G7 ThinQ release date, price, news and features

The release date of LG G7 ThinQ was announced at the launch event in New York City and we know its features before they go on sale worldwide.

This is LG's new flagship phone for 2018, and as our exclusive report had predicted, it has an optional notch at the top and takes the name ThinQ centered on the AI ​​along with an AI button on the side.

Sure, the G7's synchronization is a bit behind the competition, with the Samsung Galaxy S9, the Galaxy S9 Plus, the Sony Xperia XZ2, the Huawei P20 and the P20 Pro already launched. But that only means that LG has more to prove. That's what he hopes to do with artificial intelligence technology.

What exactly is reserved for the upcoming LG G7 ThinQ? It is a larger revision compared to the medium cycle LG V30S ThinQ . Its bright 6.1-inch screen and equally bright camera give us something to get excited about.

Here you will find everything you need to know about the new LG G7.

See below our video LG G7 ThinQ to see the phone in action

Cut to the hunt

  • What is it? 2018 LG flagship smartphone
  • When did it come out? Announced today, mid-May for Korea and June for the US other countries.
  • How much will it cost? Still to be announced. G6 was $ 650 (£ 649, AU $ 1000), but G7 ThinQ could be more

LG G7 ThinQ release date and price

  • LG G7 ThinQ will come to Korea in mid-May and in the US. UU And in other places in June
  • It will probably cost more than the LG G6 price of $ 650 (£ 649, AU $ 1,000)

The LG G7 ThinQ was announced today at the LG launch event at NY. We know that the launch window is scheduled for mid-May in Korea and June for the USA. UU And other countries, which probably also include the United Kingdom and Australia.

The G7 appeared several weeks later than when we got the G6 last year, but that makes sense. LG recently started to redesign the phone from scratch, and it really shows up in today's presentation. In a way, it's built from scratch.

The price is what remains a great mystery, even after the launch. In line with other LG flagships, we expect it to cost at least $ 650 (£ 649, AU $ 1,000), the price of the LG G6 at launch, if not a little more.

We are hearing that it will cost less than $ 800 (£ 800, approximately AU $ 1,110), but that could mean anything. It really depends on the individual operators, especially in the USA. UU If you believe some price rumors of the LG G7, you can go up in price at $ 740 (£ 760, AU $ 1,120).

That's a lot of money, but it's not as expensive as some other flagships, including the iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

Design and screen LG G7 ThinQ

  • Resolution HD Quad of 6.1 inches with & # 39; upper & # 39; optional & # 39;
  • A full-screen design and glass body in five different colors
  • One side power button and one rear fingerprint reader
  • IP68 resistant to water and a 3.5mm headphone jack

The LG G7 ThinQ looks like the G6 with a smaller chin and a larger screen that measures 6.1 inches. That's a small, but nice update to the 5.7-inch screen from last year.

It has an elegant, if slightly planned, body of glass and several color options: raspberry pink, new Moroccan blue, new aurora black and new platinum gray.

The raspberry pink and new Moroccan blue colors we saw on launch day look much better than the New Platinum Gray we played with for a week. The metal frame acquires the same vibrant tone as the rear glass, which makes a bit of a color contour visible even when looking at the screen. These two colors really burst.

The G7 does not have an elegant curved design like Samsung phones, but its sober appearance accentuates the big screen. In fact, the screen really stands out thanks to a new Super Bright Display mode that extends the brightness to 1,000 nits compared to the 500 or 600 nits of conventional smartphones.

Normally you do not need 1,000 nits of brightness inside, but outdoors, this can make a big difference. In fact, you can read your phone while walking down the street. And LG has designed this brightness mode to leave it after three minutes to conserve the battery and avoid overheating.

LG returns the sleep / wake button to the right side of the phone after duplicating the fingerprint sensor as a power button in previous generations of their smartphones. This makes the LG G7 ThinQ feel more like a conventional smartphone. There is also an additional button for the AI ​​button on the left side.

The new AI button activates the Google Assistant with a single press or Google Lens with a double press. LG, fortunately, is not trying to make its own artificial intelligence assistant in the way that Samsung is trying to force its Bixby AI into progress at all. It's based on Google, and for good reasons. It is the leader in machine learning.

  Has a 3.5mm headphone jack

Has a 3.5mm headphone jack

The LG G7 ThinQ includes IP68 water resistance, enough to prevent damage by dust and water (assumes to survive at least 1.5 m underwater for 30 minutes). And yes, it includes a 3.5mm headphone jack.

LG G7 ThinQ camera and battery

  • 16MP dual-lens rear cameras, one for wide-angle photos
  • Scene recognition with AI power and Super Bright mode
  • Front camera Enhanced 8MP
  • 3,000mAh battery, smaller than the G6 battery

LG ThinQ has two 16MP cameras stacked vertically on the back, and both are equipped with Scene Recognition software OIS and AI .

It is assumed that the AI ​​camera, as the LG flame, changes the modes according to the subject that sees (think: person, animal, food, etc.). Then adjust the color filters and the brightness of the camera accordingly. Everything is done automatically and the interface even shows words of what you think you see on the screen (which can be unintentionally fun when things go wrong).

AI is also used in the brightness mode of the camera, which LG calls its super bright camera. This mode can make photos and video four times brighter than what was seen in the LG G6, although the maximum resolution is reduced to 4MP for photos and 1080p for video (divide the maximum by 4). That may still be worth it compared to a darkened image.

The dual-lens camera combines a normal lens that has a fast f / 1.6 aperture and a wider lens that has a 107-degree field of view for ultra-wide photos. That is good to capture more of what is in front of you. The front camera has also been improved on th
e G7 compared to previous LG phones, now promoting up to 8MP.

The LG G7 ThinQ battery can be our main concern. It has a capacity of 3,000mAh and is supposed to test the battery life throughout the day. But it does not sound as comforting as the size of the LG V30's battery that was 3,300mAh. We will have to judge the performance in our final review. Fortunately, it has QuickCharge 3.0 and wireless charging to boot.

LG G7 ThinQ power and storage

  • Powered by the Snapdragon 845 chip and Android Oreo
  • 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, microSD slot card
  • There is a variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, somewhere

The LG G7 ThinQ is launching the new Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon 845. It also has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage in its normal configuration. The microSD card slot provides expandable storage if you need more.

That will be fast enough for most people and a big step forward with respect to the G6, which included the old Snapdragon 821 chipset when other phones in its class launched with the Snapdragon 835. LG waited to launch his new phone with specifications at the flagship level, and that's a good thing for everyone.

Do you need more? LG is also making an LG G7 + ThinQ with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but the details in this trick version of the phone have not yet been revealed. You can see this version internationally under the regular name of LG G7 ThinQ.

Are you still waiting for the Android Oreo update on your phone? Well, the LG G7 update offers you the new software immediately. Take the latest version of the operating system from Google, and we hope that LG will be faster with the issuance of future updates (as promised), since Android P is just around the corner.

Other features LG G7 ThinQ

  • Powerful Speaker & # 39; Boombox & # 39;
  • Far Field Voice Recognition

The LG G7 ThinQ has a large speaker that it calls the Boombox Speaker. It is a camera that covers the entire phone and that is supposed to provide a stronger sound and deeper bass.

We saw (and heard) this amplified speaker in action when it was placed on a wooden table and then in a sacred wooden box. It really reverberates well, although LG equipped your phone with a single background speaker, so it will be easy to accidentally cover the speaker grill compared to phones with stereo speakers.

There are also powerful microphones on the LG G7 ThinQ, with the company promoting that their phone has far-field voice recognition. That combines very well with the Google Assistant button and the trigger words & # 39; Hello Google & # 39 ;. It's supposed to be able to hear you like a smart speaker.

We will continue to update this page when LG announces the exact launch date and pricing information, as long as this post-launch information is produced. Pay attention.