LG has announced the launch event of the LG G7 ThinQ. May 2nd will be the day. Meanwhile, pictures and further details of LG's new hope have appeared. The latest news comes straight from LG, teasing details of the display of the upcoming flagship.
LG previews details of "brightest and most vibrant display on the market"
LG has announced the technical details of the LG G7 ThinQ display. Among other things, LG confirms that an IPS panel will be used. It measures 6.1 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 3,120 x 1,440 pixels. This results in an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
The LG G7 should also have a particularly bright display, the brightest in the smartphone market, according to the manufacturer. LG speaks of the panel reaching a brightness of 1,000 nits. This should ensure good legibility even in daylight. Nevertheless, the display will consume up to 30 percent less energy than previous IPS panels.
In addition, LG wants to impress with its color representation. The LG G7's display supports the DCI-P3 standard and covers 100 percent of it. Users can adjust the color representation to their taste, either with several preset profiles or by setting the individual color controls according to their own wishes.
From the numbers alone, it looks like the LG G7 ThinQ will have a solid screen, if nothing ground-breaking. But we’ll see if it measures up to LG’s claim of "the brightest and most vibrant display on the smartphone market today".
What do you think of the G7 ThinQ display? Do you welcome LG's return to LCD? Let us know in the comments.
Everything we know about the LG G7 ThinQ:
- How much will the LG G7 ThinQ cost?
- What does ThinQ mean?
- What will be the technical specifications?
The first official confirmations of LG's new flagship have arrived. It will be called LG G7 ThinQ and will be unveiled on May 2 in New York and the next day in Seoul. This was confirmed by the brand itself, with a post on its Korean website.
Especially in 2017 LG surprised with a pricing that was perhaps a bit too high for the bid for the market launch. Will LG continue to set the price of the LG G7 ThinQ high in 2018? If LG remains true to its previous pricing, then the LG G7 ThinQ will debut with a price of about $800. Just a few months after the market launch, prices are likely to fall sharply.
Apparently, a prototype was exhibited at the MWC, which was shown behind closed doors. This is currently the best view we have of the real-life LG G7 ThinQ.
AndroidHeadlines has leaked the entire color palette of the LG G7 ThinQ:
Official-looking renders confirm the notch
Looking at these seemingly official renders from reliable leaker Evan Blass, the notch is visible, although it does appear to be less so than other smartphones, such as the upcoming OnePlus 6, or the Huawei P20 Pro due to the faded black at the top of the screen. However, perhaps it isn't such a good idea for the brand to make the notch so large, as the backlash towards this feature continues.
G7 ThinQ, redux pic.twitter.com/QBWceCtr1a— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 23, 2018
We can also further speculate that LG will be moving the power button to the right of the handset, which supports the information from previous leaks. For some of you, this will be a welcome change from the rear power button. An extra button on the left side could be for Google Assistant according to rumors.
The metal frame will apparently be slightly larger than on the LG V30, which is certainly in line with the design trajectory that LG has pushed on the LG G6.
Finally, as expected, it has an almost bezel-less design, particularly around the sides, and to the bottom we can see a larger bezel. At the top, you can see the usual sensors and the front camera which is located in the center.
What is surprising, however, is that a quite large frame can be seen at the lower edge. We will soon find out how this asymmetrical arrangement of edges arrives in everyday life: The announcement of the LG G7 ThinQ is due on May 2.
LG already added the term ThinQ to the refresh of the LG V30 and named the smartphone LG V30S ThinQ. Not very catchy - ThinQ is pronounced like "Think-you". But there is a reason for this: LG wants to raise customers' awareness of its networked home appliances. Whether washing machine, refrigerator or microwave: LG wants to enable networked control everywhere in the future.
The Google Assistant should be able to control various ThinQ features. After the more experimental ThinQ implementations in the LG V30S, there should be some more integration of the ThinQ platform in the LG G7 ThinQ.
Good, but not very good, that's our conclusion about the cameras of the LG G6 and LG V30. The camera detects the subject and sets the appropriate image parameters. The dual camera remains separated into a normal focal length and a wide-angle lens. Behind both lenses is now a 16MP sensor that can capture images in 10-bit color depth.
The fingerprint reader is no longer a novelty; on the contrary, it almost seems as if brands are looking for a way out. It will probably be a gradual development and not followed by everyone, which I suppose is a bit like removing the headphone jack.
The alternatives to the fingerprint reader are already in circulation, one of which is the Face ID integrated on iPhone X, the other is the iris scanner adopted by Samsung on the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8. The latest rumors in the pipeline suggest that LG will also follow the latter path, but instead use a different solution to its rival.
The LG patent shows a sensor that acts as both a front camera and an iris scanner. There is no infrared LED like the one found on Samsung devices, but a single all-in-one module that can be used for both selfies and unlocking the device. A space-saving solution that we will probably also see on the G7 ThinQ.
LG could therefore totally ditch the fingerprint reader or retain both, to give users a choice.
|LG G7 ThinQ / LG G7+ ThinQ|
|Resolution||19.5:9-Display, QHD+, M+LCD-Panel|
|RAM||4 / 6 GB|
|Storage||64 / 128 GB, MicroSD-Slot|
|Camera||Dual camera, 2 x 16 MP|
|Android version||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Features||Iris scanner, headphone jack|
The data in the table are based on different rumors, and will be updated if new information comes to light.
What would you like to find on the LG G7 ThinQ? What should LG do in your opinion to make users fall in love with its future flagships?