LG G7 ThinQ release date, price, news and leaks

Update: We are only hours away from the launch of the LG G7 ThinQ, and before that last photographic leak the phone has been completely displayed.

The LG G7 ThinQ is released today, and we know almost everything about LG's new flagship smartphone. Our exclusive report has given us a lot of information about the Android phone.

Sure, the G7 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.

So, what does the upcoming LG G7 ThinQ offer? It will be a bigger revision compared to the gradual increase LG V30S ThinQ that's for sure. We already know that it will have a bright 6.1-inch screen, based on leaks and the company's own admission.

We are hours away from the LG G7 ThinQ release date . Here is everything we know so far about the new smartphone.

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  • When is it coming out? Announced today, May 2 [19659009] How much will it cost? G6 was $ 650 (£ 649, AU $ 1,000), but G7 ThinQ could be more

LG G7 ThinQ release date and price

Hottest leaks:

  • LG G7 ThinQ to be announced today , May 2
  • It is likely to cost more than $ 650 (£ 649, AU $ 1,000)

LG G7 ThinQ will be announced today, May 2 in New York, LG has confirmed. The company has not said when it can buy it, but the latest rumors point to mid-May. It's later than last year's G6, but that's not too surprising, since apparently the company recently started redesigning the phone from scratch.

When it hits stores, it will not be cheap. 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 you believe some LG G7 price rumors, you can even raise the price by $ 90 (£ 70, AU $ 120).

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

LG G7 ThinQ design

Latest leaks:

  • A full-screen design in five colors
  • A retro-oriented fingerprint scanner

We recently saw a filtered render of the LG G7 ThinQ, which shows the design and the five colors in which it will apparently be launched.

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Meanwhile, the design includes a front almost on the entire screen with a notch on the top, while the back (probable) is quite simple and houses a camera do s lenses and a fingerprint scanner.

However, that crystal could be a fingerprint magnet, as can be seen in the photos filtered below, apparently taken in a store that jumped when the LG G7 ThinQ was exhibited.

This could be our last unofficial look at the LG G7 ThinQ. Credit: Ppomppu / Slashleaks

It is a design that has also been shown in a press rendered by reliable leak leakers, so it is very likely that this is the LG G7 ThinQ design.

The angle here also highlights the slightly rounded metal frame and the power button on the right edge. Evan Blass has also shown additional images of the phone, highlighting the black color scheme and the presence of a 3.5mm headphone port.

We have also seen other filtered images of the phone. It is partially obscured by a plastic casing, but you can see the notch and screen almost without bezel, plus a power button on the right side and what could be an AI button on the left.

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Latest leaks:

LG himself has revealed a lot about the screen of his next phone, saying he will have a 6.1-inch QHD + LCD screen, with a 19.5: 9 Aspect ratio and an impressive 1,000 nits of brightness.

This is not the first time we've heard it will be bright, as a filtering indicates it will use more white pixels than previous LG phones, which allows the screen to be twice as bright as the LG G6. Apparently, this will also make it more colorful, but it will not hinder the battery life.

The same leak mentions that the screen will be compatible with HDR10, so you can see HDR content in it, and that's the notch we have & # 39; I have seen several times in the photograph will be optional, since apparently there will be a configuration that darkens the screen on each side, hiding it.

This is something we'v
e heard before, and that has even been represented in action, as you can see below, so it's likely.

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The darkened notch may protrude from the screen, as in the iPhone X, or may hide within a rinse-off screen, as in the Samsung Galaxy S9. It is your choice.

This is done through the configuration menu. The advantage here is that the notch provides you with about half an inch of extra space on the screen on the upper right and left sides. There is enough space for time, battery life and notification icons.

The next update of Google's Android P is moving this front-line information to the upper right and left corners of its mobile operating system in anticipation of more notched phones, so LG proactive idea makes a lot of sense.

While we know about the notch screen, we do not know for sure if it will be an OLED or LCD. Reports claimed that LG would switch to OLED displays in their late flagships of 2017, and we saw it in the LG V30 last year but the G series has had IPS LCD screens. That could be the key differentiator between the two phones.

The most recent reports say that LG will keep LCD to keep costs low and that makes sense. The V series of LG smart phones seems to be the one that promotes OLED displays. It's a way to differentiate two lines of smartphones.

LG G7 ThinQ camera and battery

Latest leaks:

  • 16MP dual lens rear camera
  • A focus on low light shooting
  • Scene recognition powered by AI

Thanks to a recent leak, we can now know a lot about the LG G7 ThinQ camera. Supposedly, the internal documentation of LG has revealed that there will be two 16MP cameras on the back of the phone, one of which will be wide-angle with a field of view of 107 degrees, and the other will be a normal with an aperture f / 1.6.

The highlight of the camera could be its low light capacity, since it is said that there is a "Bright Mode", which can detect when the lighting is bad and combine pixels to form an & # 39; 39; superpixel & # 39 ;, allowing images and videos that are up to four times brighter than those taken by LG G6 or LG V30S ThinQ.

It is also said that the camera has several modes, including a manual mode, a live photography mode and a portrait mode, the latter of which creates a bokeh effect and can be used with the rear or front camera.

Apparently you can also add animated 2D and 3D stickers to the images, and AI will be used to detect what type of scene you are shooting and recommend the optimal camera configuration for it.

And it is said that the video camera is capable of capturing HDR10 content, which you can then see in all its glory on the HDR10 compatible screen.

Do you want to know how the photos will look in practice? We can also help there, since an image apparently recorded in the LG G7 ThinQ has been leaked, and although it is supposedly not the best quality that can be expected from the final hardware, it is still quite detailed.

We still do not know anything about the LG G7 ThinQ's battery life, but we'll update this section when we hear more.

LG G7 ThinQ power and storage

Newest leaks:

  • One Snapdragon 845 chipset
  • 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage

We have heard that the LG G7 ThinQ will have a Snapdragon chipset 845, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage: high-end specifications, and in fact, an initial benchmark saw it surpass even Samsung Galaxy S9. Since then we have seen another point of reference that points to the same set of specifications.

This sounds like a previous leak, with a source claiming that LG is working with Qualcomm to ensure that the G7 uses the Snapdragon 845.

That would make sense, since many criticized the G6 for its use of the Snapdragon 821 with date, and LG will not want to make the same mistake twice.

  You will not find the Snapdragon 835 in the G6

You will not find the Snapdragon 835 in the G6

LG gains for 2017 have shown that the LG G6 has been slow to sell, probably as a result of that phone launch in the middle of the competitive launch season along with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.

However, its internal functioning, which we noticed was a bit delayed, could have been part of the problem. Know that the phones with the Snapdragon 835 came to put an obstacle in front of the G6 before its launch.

You can bet that LG will shoot to have the most powerful phone this year, or at least be on par with its competitors.

Other news and rumors of LG G7 ThinQ

Latest leaks:

  • Powerful speakers
  • Far field voice recognition
  • Google Assistant button

LG G7 ThinQ can have large speakers, at least according to a leak, which states that the phone will have a & # 39; Boombox Speaker & # 39; It works like a resonance chamber, bouncing inside it before emitting it. This apparently leads to higher audio, as does the apparently larger speaker size.

The same source states that the phone will have far-field voice recognition, allowing you to hear it from a distance of up to 17 feet.

This will probably be useful for voice commands, something I could excel at, thanks to apparently having more integration with the Google Assistant than most phones, including 32 device-specific tasks unique to LG that the Assistant can carry out [19659004] Elsewhere, we've heard that there might be a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left edge of the phone, and in fact, the image leaks show an inexplicable button.

Everything said, apparently LG recently started from scratch with LG G7 ThinQ, potentially abandoning any progress that has been made, so part of wha
t we have heard previously may no longer be true, but most of the rumors They have been introduced recently, so LG probably has not affected many of them.