LG G7 ThinQ Specifications Leaked Ahead Of May 2nd Launch
The LG G7 ThinQ will launch on the 2nd of May. The smartphone was supposed to launch at MWC 2018 but, the company decided to skip the event and work on its next flagship a bit more. Now, after months of speculations around the future of LG G series of smartphones, the G7 ThinQ is ready for its debut. So far, the smartphone maker has revealed a few details about the device and now, detailed specifications of the G7 have been leaked.
According to the report, the LG G7 ThinQ will probably be priced below under 640 Euros in some markets. This is a significantly lower price than the Galaxy S9 that retails for 849 Euros.
LG revealed that the G7 ThinQ will have a 6.1 inch LCD display with a resolution of 3210 x 1440 px. The highlight of the LG G7 ThinQ, according to the company, will be the brightness of the display. The ‘Super Bright Display’ goes up to 1000 nits while consuming up to 30% less power than the LG G6’s. Apparently, the screen also covers 100 percent of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. The specifications mentioned are not the best in class or nothing we haven’t seen before. However, if LG is talking up the display of the G7 ThinQ so much, then there has to be something in the execution that LG has done differently.
The LG G7 ThinQ will have a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, same as the iPhone X and taller than the 18:9 G6. This taller aspect ratio is the result of a notch on the display which has become quite common for Android smartphones in 2018. LG has also claimed that the chin of the G7 ThinQ is about 50% smaller than the chin on the G6. However, it still won’t be as thin as the iPhone X and would be comparable to the OnePlus 6 (which also has a notch).
Under the hood, the G7 will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset which will be coupled with either 4GB or 6GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The fingerprint sensor will sit on the rear of the device which won’t double up as a power button. The power button has now been moved to the side of the smartphone in a more conventional position. Also, the G7 ThinQ will have a hardware button dedicated to the Google Assistant, just like the Bixby button found on new Galaxy flagship devices.
Powering the device will be a 3000 mAh battery and support for QuickCharge 4.0. The G7 ThinQ will run Android 8 Oreo out of the box with LG’s own custom skin on top. According to the LG, the upcoming smartphone will have a “Boombox Speaker.” Apparently, this speaker will increase the base sound level by more than 6dB with twice the amount of bass. LG believes that this translates to more than ten times the loudness than that of an average smartphone. Considering the size of the smartphone, this could be a remarkable achievement for LG. The bass can further be amplified by placing the device on a solid surface or box.
The G7 ThinQ will also have a dual-camera setup on the back. The 16MP primary camera will be an RGB sensor with an f/1.6 aperture while the secondary 16MP camera will also have the same f/1.6 aperture. Similar to previous gen LG flagship devices, the secondary 16Mp camera could also be equipped with a wide-angle lens.
The LG G7 ThinQ has a huge job of reviving a dwindling smartphone business of LG. With a refreshed design and new launch strategy, the LG G7 ThinQ would want to replicate the success of some of the earlier LG smartphones.