LG just presented its latest smartphone, which will compete with such models as Samsung Galaxy S9, Huawei P20, and iPhone X. We have already learned the specifications of the LG G7 Thinq smartphone.
This year, we had to wait a bit longer for the top smartphone model from LG than in previous years. Usually, new models from the G line appeared in the spring, often during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This year the producer delayed the expected premiere until May.
This is not surprising, because last year’s LG G6 did not turn out to be a hit. The company even a few years ago faced an equal fight with market toms, but the attempt to sell a modular smartphone undercut the Korean wing manufacturer. LG G7, additionally baptized as Thinq, is to help her get back to the top.
LG G7 Thinq – screen and dimensions.
The new smartphone in the LG range is similar in size to LG G6: width 71.9 mm with the thickness of the housing 7.9 mm. It is 4.3 mm higher than its predecessor. It measures exactly 153.2 mm, which allows it to fit a larger display. It weighs 162 grams. The housing also meets the IP68 resistance standard.
LG G7 Thinq offers a 6.1-inch LCD screen with an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9 and a resolution of 3120 by 1440 pixels, which translates into a density of pixels at the level of 564 ppi. At the top of the display, however, there is a characteristic notch for the loudspeaker and the front camera.
The display can work in six different modes – almost like in televisions (Auto, Eco, Cinema, Sports, Game and Expert). There was also support for HDR and Dolby Vision, and the maximum brightness is 1000 rivets. The front and back of the phone are protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
LG G7 Thinq – technical specification.
The device will run the Snapdragon 845 processor with the Adreno 630 graphics chip. The phone will contain 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. The LG G7 Thinq in the Plus variant will offer 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of data space. In both cases, there will be a microSD card slot.
There were also all necessary communication modules: NFC, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS. The fingerprint reader is placed on the backs. The housing also has a dedicated button that will allow you to run the Google Assistant. The LG G7 Thinq is also supposed to catch the phrase Hey Google from a distance of 5 meters.
The battery has a capacity of 3000 mAh. The LG G7 Thinq supports the Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging function. There was also support for wireless charging in the Qi standard. In the housing you can also find a minijack port with DTS: X support next to the USB-C socket and a loudspeaker called Boombox.
LG G7 Thinq – camera.
The camera with two lenses will be responsible for the pictures. Both of them take photographs with the size of 16 Mpix, but differ in other parameters. The basic one has a f / 1.6 aperture and a classic viewing angle, while an additional one (107 degrees) has an aperture of f / 1.9.
LG G7 Thinq will also allow you to take pictures of the type of Live Photo and the effect of blurring the background (so-called bokeh). The front camera, on the other hand, will allow you to take pictures of 8 megapixels and have a f / 1.9 aperture.
In order to make better pictures artificial intelligence is to help, which is to recognize the existing scenes and adjust the camera parameters to the conditions. Whether and how it helps in practice, we’ll find out as soon as LG G7 Thinq goes to our editorial office.
LG is ashamed of notch and it comes out well.
The new LG phone is another smartphone that copies the fin on top of the display. Unfortunately, as with other models still warm after removal from the photocopier, also here the manufacturer failed to make a minimalistic frame at the bottom.
Apple made a cut in the screen the trademark of the iPhone X. The company even encourages programmers not to hide it in applications (“embrace the notch”). LG, however, hides the fin on some promotional graphics and water the top bar with a black background so that the notch in the screen is not visible.
The user can choose whether he wants to see a notch or not. And that’s a good decision. Thanks to this the phone does not look caricatural and symmetrical. The color screen has a seemingly the same thickness of the “frame” on the top and bottom – like the Galaxy S9, and on the upper “frame” are displayed white icons that do not disturb the impression of symmetry.