Loads of purported LG renders have been going around on the internet, however 2 of them have stayed strong and have been confirmed a number of times in the past few weeks.
Lately, famous and almost all-time correct leakster @evleaks have shared a fresh new image of the LG’s brand new LG G7 ThinQ flagship that is due to be officially unveiled on 2 May in New York and on 3 May in Seoul – South Korea.
We are merely one week away from the announcement, however we already have nearly all of the specifications, design and a few other software tweaks confirmed. Let’s summarise what we already know.
As you can see on the image above, this is in-line with a couple leaks we have seen recently from TechnoBuffalo and a few other renders.
First, lets take a look at the design changes. It seems like the iPhone X is inspiring everyone in the smartphone business, and LG too is joining the ‘notch-crew’. Fortunately, the notch will be fairly small, compared to the iPhone – but we still dislike the idea and the decision of keeping and opting for a notch design – we can only just hope that it can be ‘disabled’ (hidden) like on the Huawei P20.
Other changes include the placement of the camera which is now placed vertically on the back. What’s strange is the fact that the fingerprint button will now lose it’s unique power button combination and LG will use a traditional power button on the side to wake/power off the device.
You might have also spot that there is another button placed alongside those volume up/down buttons. For a couple weeks, we have heard that LG is making a ‘Bixby’ like AI, however according to new leaks – it will be a dedicated button to trigger Google Assistant. We’re not happy with a dedicated button, but Google Assistant can indeed be very useful at times – so we aren’t too angry at LG with this move – we hope it can be disabled though, so people who do not prefer to use it can easily and simply deactivate it if they desire to do so.
Design wise, the G7 ThinQ seems to follow its G6 and V30’s direction and will keep its curved front glass and rear metal-like glass finish – which looks very stylish and clean in our opinion.
The LG G7 ThinQ will have a massive 6.1″ 19:5:9 aspect ratio IPS QHD+ (1000 nits brightness and HDR compliant) display and it will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 chipset – unlike the G6 – we’re happy to see the latest chipset inside LG’s new flagship device. It’ll be equipped with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage – luckily you will be able to expand the storage via a MicroSD card slot that can be found on top of the device.
As you might have already spot it, the 3.5mm headphone jack is here to stay – and for all of us, including myself – it will be at an easier, more manageable location – on the bottom of the device alongside the speaker and the USB-C port. Other features should include the NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, IP68 water/dust certificate – maybe even the Military grade certificate? unknown at this moment.
The battery is supposedly 3000 mAh large and the phone is expected to launch with Android 8.1 on top of LG’s own custom UI.
As you may have noticed, the LG G7 will not be called simply the G7 – but instead it’ll have an added ‘ThinQ’ branding added to it. ‘ThinQ’ simply stands for the AI features that are built into the device’s camera and other software parts that allows the user to navigate and use effortlessly. Here’s a video showing off what the LG V30s ThinQ has built-in.
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