LG on Wednesday announced the launch of two smartphones in latest flagship range - LG G7 ThinQ and LG G7+ ThinQ - at an event held in New York. Key highlights of the handset include Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, wireless charging support, MIL-STD 810G compliance with IP68 certification, and face recognition. In terms of audio, the LG G7 ThinQ series comes with a Boombox speaker and Hi-Fi Quad DAC. It also borrows AI Camera features from the recently launched variant, the LG V30S ThinQ. As with most LG launches, the LG G7 ThinQ price will be announced locally closer to availability.
LG G7 ThinQ will initially arrive in South Korea, followed by availability in major markets in Asia, North America, Europe, and Latin America in the coming days. The G7 ThinQ will be sold in New Platinum Grey, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue, and Raspberry Rose colour variants.
Apart from RAM and storage variants, there's no other difference between the G7 ThinQ and G7+ ThinQ. The dual-SIM LG G7 ThinQ runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box, and 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. The company is also boasting of a 100 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut. The G7 ThinQ is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM on the G7 ThinQ and 6GB RAM on the G7+ ThinQ.
In the camera department, the LG G7 ThinQ features a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary Super Wide Angle sensor that has f/1.9 aperture and a 107-degree wide-angle lens, and another 16-megapixel secondary sensor that comes with f/1.6 aperture and a 71-degree lens. On the front, the handset gets an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/1.9 aperture and 80-degree lens. There is 64GB of inbuilt storage on the G7 ThinQ and 128GB on the G7+ ThinQ. Both variants have expandable storage via microSD card (up to 2TB). A 3000mAh battery powers the internals from under the hood.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 BLE, USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible), NFC, FM Radio, and GPS. The LG G7 ThinQ keeps the 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard include face recognition sensor and fingerprint sensor. It also supports the HDR10 standard, apart from bearing a Boombox Speaker and 7.1-channel DTS:X 3D Surround Sound support.
Dimensions of the LG G7 ThinQ are 153.2x71.9x7.9mm and it weighs 162 grams.
LG G7 ThinQ features
As previously rumoured, the LG G7 ThinQ sports an extra physical button - under the volume control - to activate Google Assistant with one tap and Google Lens with two. Holding down the button will allow for instant conversations with Google Assistant. The phone also sports Super Far Field Voice Recognition that allows it to hear commands for Google Assistant for up to 5 metres away. LG G7 ThinQ is claimed to be the first smartphone to offer DTS:X that implements virtual 3D sound for all content.
LG also says it enhanced the AI CAM features that debuted with LG V30S ThinQ, and now offers 19 shooting modes for more intelligence-optimised photos, and three effect presets. Low-light photography is also improved, and the rear camera supports Bokeh effects and a Live Photo mode as well.