LG Claims It Did Not Copy Apple iPhone X’s Notch

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LG Claims It Did Not Copy Apple iPhone X’s Notch

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The Essential Ph-1 was technically the first smartphone to have a notch on the display. It was a tiny cutout on the top for the front-camera which made it look like a cyborg’s eye. However, the notch was made famous by the iPhone X which was launched in September 2017. Ever since the iPhone X was launched, we have seen more Android OEMs have embraced the notch with devices like the Huawei P20 Pro, Asus Zenfone 5Z. The latest to join the list is the LG G7 ThinQ.


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LG, however, claims that it did not imitate the iPhone X. Hwang Jeong-hwan, chief of LG’s mobile division in an interview said:

We planned the notch design before Apple. The display design may look similar to that of other smartphones, but boasts differentiated features.

The LG G7 ThinQ is not the last smartphone to sport a notch, though. The OnePlus 6, scheduled for a May 16th launch will also have an iPhone X-like notch. Google has also recognised the growing popularity of the notch and decided to introduce a feature in the first developer’s preview of Android P. We expect Android P to have better support for this design and more apps will be acclimatised with various kinds of notches in the near future.

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The LG G7 ThinQ was launched on the 2nd of May and is expected to launch in India on the 25th of May for a price of Rs 54999. It has a has a 6.1 inch IPS LCD display with a 3120 x 1440 px resolution. The device has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio which will come in handy when the user decides to hide the notch.

Under the hood, the smartphone runs on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The storage will be expandable via a microSD card. Powering the G7 ThinQ is a 3000 mAh battery with QuickCharge 4.0 and wireless charging. The G7 ThinQ+ will have 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.

The power button now sits on the right side of the device in a more conventional position. Interestingly, there is a Google Assistant button placed below the volume rockers on the left side. The button is not remappable right now and can only be disabled if a user is not a fan of the Google Assistant.

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