After being in the news for a while, LG has finally launched their AI smartphone on Wednesday at an event in New York. The brand unveiled two smartphones – LG G7 ThinQ and LG G7+ ThinQ. Both of these smartphones come with AI camera, refreshed design, Facial Recognition and much more.
LG G7 is equipped with the latest specifications, interesting camera improvements and amazing audio features. LG has one of the best premium flagship smartphones in the G series. The successor of LG G6 is not an exception here. Let’s have a look at the specifications right away.
LG G7 ThinQ First Impressions:
LG G7 ThinQ and LG G7+ ThinQ features and specifications
LG G7 ThinQ comes with large 6.1-inch QHD+ FullVision display, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and notch based design. The LCD display used in this device has a resolution of 3120×1440 which is Super Bright thanks to the 1000 nits brightness. This smartphone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with Adreno 630 GPU. This flagship device comes in two variants – LG G7 ThinQ having 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage and LG G7+ ThinQ which comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. Both of the variants supports MicroSD expansion up to 2TB.
Talking about camera, LG G7 has two camera sensors at the back. A 16MP super wide angle camera sensor having f/1.9 aperture and a 107-degree wide angle lens. There’s another 16MP secondary sensor with f/1.6 aperture and 71-degree field view. Both of these smartphones have AI cameras which analysis subjects in the photo and suggest how you can improve the image. There is a Super Bright camera mode which lets you click perfect images even in the darker conditions. There is an 8MP Wide Angle front camera with f/1.9 aperture and 80° field view.
LG G7 runs on the brand’s very own custom UI ( LG UX 6.0 ) on top of Android 8.0 Oreo. It has 3,000 mAh battery capacity, face recognition, USB type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0 and a 3.5mm headphone jack. On top of that, the device supports wireless charging and it comes with Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 technology
One of the great addition to this device is the audio capabilities. The smartphone has a “Boombox Speaker” which uses inner space as a resonance chamber to amplify the sound. This feature delivers a premium, high-quality, loud and room-filling audio experience. And believe me, this works like a charm. There is a Super Far-Field Voice recognition in this smartphone. With the help of these, your phone can now pick your voice even from a further distance. It easily recognizes your voice even in noisy places.
There is a fingerprint sensor at the back of the device. The volume and power buttons are on the left and right-hand sides of the device. The phone is also water and dust-resistant.
A dedicated Google Assistant/Lens button
Another key feature of this flagship device has to be this dedicated button which is sitting just below the volume rockers. You can access Google Assistant as well as Google Lens with the help of this physical button. Tap once to activate Google Assistant, tap twice to use Google Lens while holding down the button fires up instant conversations with Google Assistant.
LG G7 ThinQ release date and availability in the U.S.
The LG G7 is going to release in the US on Friday, June 1. You will be able to buy G7 ThinQ from online stores as well as offline via major carrier stores or retailers. Also, you can use a signup option on this page to receive updates related to the availability of this device in the US.
- Verizon pre-orders for the LG G7 ThinQ begin Sunday, May 24, with the official launch date slated for June 1.
- Sprint pre-orders begin Monday, May 25, and customers will be able to buy the device on June 1.
- T-Mobile says the G7 ThinQ will be available for purchase sometime this Spring, though the carrier doesn’t give an exact date. We’d assume the G7 ThinQ will be available for pre-order around the May 24-25 timeframe, with availability beginning on June 1.
- AT&T has not given any pricing or availability details as of yet.
- US Cellular says the G7 ThinQ will be available on June 1, though the carrier didn’t give a pre-order date.
LG G7 ThinQ Canada release date and availability
The LG G7 ThinQ will be available in Canada from Friday, June 1, 2018, through the following carriers and retailers: Bell, Fido, Rogers, The Mobile Shop, Virgin Mobile, Freedom Mobile, London Drugs, Walmart, WIRELESSWAVE, SaskTel, TELUS, WOW! mobile boutique, Tbooth wireless, and Wireless Etc. Check with your other local retailers for availability dates. Although you can still sign up for availability updates via this link.
Unfortunately, there is no word on the pricing of these two smartphones. Generally speaking, LG G series devices falls between $650 and $700 in the U.S and are more affordable than V series. LG V3o, on the other hand, was launched for around $800. So, we can speculate that the price of LG G7 ThinQ will be closer to other G series smartphones.
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