LG Electronics, the South Korean based multinational electronics company has today announced the company’s latest flagship LG G7 ThinQ smartphone at an event in New York. the device is designed on bringing useful and convenient AI features to the fundamental consumer smartphone experience.
“The LG G7 ThinQ is strongly focused on the fundamentals and its launch marks a new chapter for our company,” said Hwang Jeong-hwan, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Through the combination of personalized and useful AI functionalities with meaningful smartphone features, this is LG’s most convenient smartphone yet.”
The LG G7 ThinQ sports a new design aesthetic for the G series which comes with polished metal rim giving the device a sleeker, more polished look, complemented by Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and the back for enhanced durability. the device comes with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance and is designed to meet the requirements of MIL-STD 810G tests designed by the United States military to evaluate the performance of equipment in harsh environments.
The LG G7 ThinQ bears a 6.1-inch QHD+ (3120 x 1440 pixels) display sporting a 19.5:9 FullVision screen ratio, 564PPI and a bottom bezel which is almost 50 percent slimmer than on the LG G6. it features the company’s new LCD technology, Super Bright Display, which can be viewed easily even under direct sunlight with brightness up to an industry-leading 1,000 nit, displaying 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut. the display can be set to six different viewing modes: Auto, Eco, Cinema, Sports, Game, and Expert. In Auto mode, the phone automatically analyzes the content of games or photos and optimizes the display and power consumption. The user can fine-tune the image even further by adjusting the screen temperature and RGB levels individually. The display can be fully expanded for a bezel-less look or it can be set to a more traditional style where the notification bar is completely blacked out. Users can even change the notification bar to another color for a more personal effect.
The LG G7 ThinQ is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. the device is available with 4GB LPDDR4x RAM / 64GB internal storage and 6GB LPDDR4x RAM / 128GB of internal storage to run even the most demanding tasks and apps with ease. both, the variants supports storage expansion up-to 2TB via MicroSD card. the device is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery capacity with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Technology andWireless Charging support.
The LG G7 ThinQ offers premium audio innovations with, Boombox Speaker which utilizes the internal space of the device as a resonance chamber to deliver double the bass of conventional smartphones for powerful “boombox” sound without the need for external speakers. When placed on a solid surface or box, the smartphone utilizes its resonance chamber as a woofer to amplify the bass effect even more. it is also the first smartphone to offer DTS:X to deliver virtual 3D sound for all content, up to 7.1 channel audio with earphones.the device is also equipped with a Hi-Fi Quad DAC for incredibly rich sound especially when paired with high-impedance earphones.
On the optics front, the device sports a dual 16MP lenses on the back in both standard and Super Wide Angle configurations for higher resolution photos with more details. the wide angle camera now captures even more beautiful landscapes with less edge distortion and selfies are clearer and look more natural compared to previous LG phones.
the device also comes with AI CAM which was first debuted in the LG V30S ThinQ, it offers 19 shooting modes, up from eight, for even more intelligence-optimized shots. And users can improve their photos further by choosing among three other effect options if the one recommended by AI CAM doesn’t suit their tastes. the company has taken Low light photography to a whole new level with the new Super Bright Camera with images that are up to four times brighter typical of photos shot in dim light. Through the combination of pixel binning and software processing, the AI algorithm adjusts the camera settings automatically when shooting in low light. it also features Live Photo mode which records one second before and after the shutter is pressed for snippets of unexpected moments or expressions that would normally be missed. Stickers use face recognition to generate fun 2D and 3D overlays such as sunglasses and headbands that can be viewed directly on the display. while the Portrait mode generates professional looking shots with out-of-focus backgrounds. This bokeh effect can be generated using either the standard or Super Wide Angle lens, giving shutterbugs even more creative options.
The LG G7 ThinQ is one of the first devices to get Google Lens features which is a new way to search using the latest in AI and computer vision. it can deliver more information on objects such as landmarks, plants, animals, books as well as identifying text. the feature is available in inside the Google Assistant and Google Photos app.
LG G7 ThinQ Specifications:
The LG G7 ThinQ will roll out in the coming days in South Korea followed by major markets in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Price and purchase details will be announced locally closer to the time of availability.