With each of their flagships, LG is slowing catching up to the likes of Samsung and Apple. This was evident with the LG G6 which was a solid phone and didn’t have any gimmicks.
LG is refining what they’ve done with the G6 last year to make their G7 ThinQ even better. I had the chance to check out the LG G7 ThinQ in a briefing prior to the official announcement.
The LG G7 ThinQ has a 6.1-inch QHD+ FullVision Display with a notch and an 19.5:9 aspect ratio, which was first introduced with the Essential Phone last year. The display looks great but it’ll need further testing to see good is actually is.
Some other specs include a Snapdragon 845 processor with 4GB of RAM, 3,000 mAh battery, 64GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. The LG G7 ThinQ is also capable of wireless charging and is IP68 water and dust resistant.
The phone feels like a slimmer version of the G6, with a metal and glass design. There is still a headphone jack, a USB-C port, volume buttons, power button and a new AI shortcut key. When you press the key, it’ll activate the Google Assistant.
LG has teamed up with Google to integrate the Google Assistant even further. There are also custom LG commands for the Google Assistant where you can say “Open camera with AI Cam” or “Take a photo in low light mode”. LG says that the shortcut is not user programmable, but they’re not ruling out the possibility of being able to change the functionality in a software update.
The cameras on the LG G7 ThinQ are both 16-megapixels with one Super Wide Angle and one standard lens. LG has also added Portrait Mode in the camera app for both the rear and front-facing cameras. The front camera is 8-megapixels.
The LG G7 ThinQ is capable of recording in HDR10. There’s also something called AI Cam which was first introduced in the LG V30S ThinQ at MWC 2018. It allows users to analyze objects in the real-world and also chooses the optimal shooting mode.
The device also has something called Boombox Sound with 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC technology. So listening to music with headphones on the LG G7 ThinQ should sound even better.
At the time of my hands-on, LG didn’t announce Canadian pricing (it’ll be announced later on) for the LG G7 ThinQ, but they did say the phone would be available in two colours in Canada. The LG G7 ThinQ will come in Platinum Gray and Aurora Black.
There are two other colours, Moroccan Blue, Raspberry Rose won’t be available in Canada. The LG G7 ThinQ will be available on June 1st in Canada.
You’ll be able to get the phone from, Bell, Virgin Mobile, Freedom Mobile, SaskTel, TELUS, WOW! mobile boutique, Fido, Rogers, The Mobile Shop, London Drugs, Walmart, WIRELESSWAVE, Tbooth wireless and Wireless Etc. (Costco Wholesale).