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LG G7 ThinQ: here’s to the Korean flagship for 2018

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Expected to be released by June 2018, here’s why you should be excited about the upcoming LG G7 ThinQ.

The ThinQ series is a new lineup introduced by LG, and here’s the recent V30s ThinQ for us to compare with

Having debuted at the recent MWC 2018, here we are then with the V30s ThinQ as per below specs:

  • 6-inch Quad HD P-OLED screen with 1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~537 ppi density
  • Always-on display
  • Fullview display
  • MIL-STD-810G certified shock resistant
  • IP68 certification with dust and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) processor, Adreno 540 graphics and 6GB RAM
  • 16MP (f/1.6 aperture, 1 µm, 3-axis OIS, PDAF) + 13MP (f/1.9 aperture, no AF) primary camera, phase detection & laser autofocus, LED flash
  • 5MP secondary camera with (f/2.2 aperture, 1/5", 1.12 µm)
  • 128GB/256GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Nougat 7.1.2
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery with Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 minutes (Quick Charge 3.0) and Wireless charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • March 2018 release date
  • USD 930 price tag

V30s ThinQ is credited with everything a flagship should have and more. Large 6-inch Quad HD screen with P-OLED screen technology, military-grade safety standard with IP68 certification, high-end performance and many more to its name. The only drawback is irs price despite having all these great specs.

With that in mind, here’s to the G7 ThinQ and see what it has to offer:

  • 6.1-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio or ~564 ppi density
  • Always-on display
  • Fullview display
  • MIL-STD-810G certified shock resistant
  • IP68 certification with dust and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) processor, Adreno 630 graphics and 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Dual 16MP (f/1.6 aperture, OIS, laser&PDAF) + 16MP (f/1.9 aperture), laser & phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/1.9 aperture
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Oreo 8.0, planned upgrade to Android P 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0) and Wireless charging
  • DTS-X sound
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • Expected June 2018 release date

Let’s start with the obvious, and G7 ThinQ will be sporting a large 6.1-inch Full HD IPS screen with great clarity with its high pixel per inch.

But why would a smartphone this high-end, only comes with an IPS screen though? Then there’s the standard always-on display, military-grade protection, IP68 certification and Gorilla Glass 5 protection which makes it virtually indestructible.

You should also note that G7 ThinQ comes with a dedicated Google Assistant that functions just like a walkie-talkie would. Press it and say all that you need, and it will capture it accordingly.

Regarding performance, you should expect nothing but the best from its Snapdragon 845 chipset, blazingly fast Kryo octa-core processor, great Adreno 630 graphics and either 4GB or 6GB RAM.

The camera aspect of the G7 ThinQ is now improved, with the dual 16MP+16MP primary camera combining well. Let’s not forget that it also comes with Vision AI that includes three new intelligent camera features: AI CAM, QLens and Bright Mode. It automates and enhances the smartphone image capturing experience for the novice as well as experienced shutterbugs.

AI CAM analyzes subjects in the frame and recommends the optimal shooting mode among eight categories: portrait, food, pet, landscape, city, flower, sunrise, and sunset. Each method enhances the characteristics of the subject taking into account factors such as the viewing angle, colour, reflections, lighting, and saturation level.

QLens takes further advantage of the image recognition capabilities of the AI technology to scan QR codes to improve the online shopping experience. Capture an item of interest with QLens to get information as to where to buy the product online at the lowest price as well as recommendations for similar items. Perform an image search with QLens to see matching or similar images of food, fashion and celebrities or detailed information of landmarks such as buildings and statues.

Low light photography on the G7 ThinQ gets a massive boost with Bright Mode. Instead of measuring only ambient light like most smartphone cameras, this AI feature uses algorithms to brighten images by a factor of two for better-looking photos without the noise.

Last but not least, the sound on the G7 ThinQ is top-notch. It will certainly excite all the music lovers out there.

Conclusion:

LG G7 ThinQ looks to be an interesting prospect in the flagship department for 2018. Lots of high-end stuff that should be combining well on the software side. But if there’s one thing that we are not comfortable with, is on its huge price tag.

LG G7 ThinQ is expected to be released very soon in June 2018, although there’s no official word on the price. But seeing how the V30s ThinQ is being priced at USD 930, we won’t be surprised of a much higher price tag than this.

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