Releasing on the heels of its predecessor, the LG G6, and attempting to compete with the success of the Samsung Galaxy S9, the LG G7 ThinQ is the latest Android phone to hit the market. While it has many similar features to the LG G6, such as it’s waterproofness and headphone jack, it does have a few new additions, as well, including the “ThinQ” technology. We’ve got all of the info that you need to know about this new release from LG!
The first thing you might be asking is, “What is ThinQ?” Well, according to Digital Trends, it is LG’s artificial-intelligence platform that connects all of its devices together. This means that other devices or appliances with ThinQ can communicate and work together, such as televisions and wash machines.
Many people are talking about the “notch” on the LG G7, the small black portion at the top of the screen, which is similar to that on the iPhone X. While many dislike having a notch on their smartphone, it is also relatively common in current smartphones, so we are just dealing with it, for now. Similarly, the G7 does have bezels, however, they are relatively thin and minimal.
The G7, similar to it’s predecessor, features a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device. However, it does not double as a power button, as it did previously. Instead, there is button on the right side of the device for this. Speaking of buttons, right beneath the volume controls, the G7 has a button dedicated entirely to launching Google Assistant. LG explained that, in their opinion, this is simpler than saying “OK, Google”, which is how many devices launch the assistant.
The G7 is available in platinum gray, aurora black, moroccan blue, and raspberry rose. However, not every color is available through every carrier. The LG G7 is also wireless charging compatible.
Nearly the entire front of the G7 is covered by the 6.1-inch LCD display. Next to the top notch on the screen is what LG is calling the device’s “second screen”, which features battery life percentage and other small icons, separate from the device’s main screen. The “Super Bright” display can stay incredibly bright, even in outdoor use, and according to LG, it is 30% more energy efficient than previous displays.
The camera on the LG G7 is a “smart camera”, which employs the use of artificial intelligence. For example, the camera is suppose to be able to identify over 1,000 objects for the purpose of grouping them into one of 18 categories. Similarly, once an object has been identified, the camera will adjust it’s settings accordingly and even suggest optimal filters for you to use.
Aside from its artificial intelligence, the dual-lens 16mp rear camera has many features, including a portrait mode for that blurred bokeh affect in photos. Also, the device features a wide-angle mode, which is extremely rare in smartphones and certainly makes the G7 stand out among the rest.
In addition to the headphone jack, you can listen to audio on the G7 toward a speaker near the bottom of the device; this is what LG calls the “Boombox speaker”. While, of course, not as effective as a high quality Bluetooth speaker, the built-in speaker can certainly hold it’s own by providing deep bass and distinct reverberations.
Weight – 5.7 oz.
Dimensions – 6x2.8x0.31 in
Display – 6.1 inch IPS LCD
Pixel Density – 563ppi
Camera – 16 megapixel rear, 8 megapixel front-facing
Software – Android 8.0 Oreo
Storage – 64GB, up to 2TB expandable storage
The LG G7 ThinQ is available starting at $750 for 64GB, the only storage option available. This price will vary by carrier.
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