LG G7 ThinQ might not be the kind of upgrade to the G family as many were hoping it to be. LG kept things with this update simple focusing more towards the ThinQ brand by working on AI rather than developing a flashy phone.
Almost all new flagship phones are featuring some new tech specifications like the curved OLED screen on the Samsung Galaxy S9, the triple-lens rear camera of the Huawei P20 Pro, or the Apple’s fancy 3D TrueDepth camera as seen on the iPhone X but LG G7 ThinQ was unable to produce any particular feature to make the device stand out.
The LG G7 ThinQ has rolled back some of its unique design features returning the power button to the side where it belongs and giving us another all-screen display, enveloped by a clean-looking glass unibody. It has included the popular notch trend that’s quite common as well in all new Android phones right now.
LG also added a dedicated AI button to the left side of the phone. The button activates the familiar Google Assistant, and uses far-field voice recognition to better understand your commands.
LG will be releasing the handset in appealing colors including Raspberry Rose, New Moroccan Blue, New Aurora Black, and New Platinum Gray.
Its 6.1-inch IPS LCD display gets extremely bright which LG is quite robust to point out as the screen is completely viewable under the direct sunlight. The display comes with 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 possible due the display besides the notch.
Here is where we can see some remarkable changes made by LG. Although the hardware hasn’t changed much the software has brought AI to the camera. The LG G7 ThinQ will not be much different to the LG V30S ThinQ camera – a 16MP main camera f/1.6 lens and a 16MP f/1.9 fixed-focus camera with a 120-degree super wide-angle snapper. The front camera is an 8MP unit with f/2.0 aperture and two field of view modes – a regular 82-degree and a wider 90-degree.
The G7’s camera includes rich scene recognition through AI. The Software also has a dedicated night mode called Super Bright Camera, which produces well exposed photos in pitch dark conditions. The camera seems to be very promising.
Software, Chipset, Ram and Rom:
The G7 ThinQ will be running Android 8.0 Oreo with plans to be supporting Android P. Under the hood of the LG G7 is an up to date powerful Snapdragon 845 chipset with an octa-core Kryo processor, Adreno 630 GPU. The handset comes with 6 gigs of RAM for the 128GB variants and 4 gigs for he 64GB variants. These specifications would not make the device stand out but we can be happy enough that this is a great improvement from LG.
To sum up, the LG G7 ThinQ is a decent catch up to technology. The device has many improvements but doesn’t offer any unique feature to be remembered with. The Price on the other hand was expected to be below the galaxies due to the small improvements but as a drawback many carriers have been charging way too much for as high as $750. The price hike might come as a drawback for the company but we’ll still see those G-Fans be proud owners of their G7.