LG G7 ThinQ: Release date, specs, leaks, and all the latest news
LG’s lifted the lid on some of its forthcoming G7 ThinQ flagship smartphone’s specs, revealing it’ll have a custom ‘Super Bright’ display with an insane 1000 nits brightness. Scroll down to get all the known and rumoured details on the LG G7 ThinQ, including its specs, price, release date, and everything else you need to know about the LG G7.
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LG G7 ThinQ Design and Specs: ‘Super Bright’ screen tech revealed
LG hasn’t revealed all the details on the G7 ThinQ. The only official information we have thus far is that it’ll have a new ‘Super Bright’ screen.
The Super Bright screen is a custom panel LG’s quoting as offering users an insane 1000 nits maximum brightness. As a frame of reference most competing flagships, including the iPhone X, peak at around 600-700 nits. Samsung’s Galaxy S9, and S8 and Note 8 before it, are able to pass 1000 nits but this is only in certain instances and it isn’t something the user can manually do.
The tech means the screen should perform significantly better in bright conditions that render most phone screens unreadable. LG hasn’t revealed how it cranked the brightness to 1000 nits, though it likely means it’s an LCD not OLED panel.
As an added perk LG’s also quoting the screen as covering 100 percent of the DCI-P3 colour gamut used by most movie makers. If true this means pictures and videos, like blockbuster movies, displayed on the screen should look exactly like the photographer or filmmaker intended.
The company’s also loaded the 6.1-inch display with a number of different screen options, that look fairly similar to what you’d find on LG TVs. Confirmed options include colour optimisation (default), gallery, eco, cinema, sports, games and expert. Each option will reportedly manually adjust the screen’s colour settings to meet different lighting conditions and user cases.
The expert mode will reportedly feature full manual controls for all of the screen’s settings, letting power users pick the exact colour temperature they want, which is great news for any amateur photographer that wants to edit their work on the phone.
The screen will also have a slimmer 19.5:9 aspect ratio than its predecessor, a super sharp QHD+ resolution and “almost 50 percent slimmer bottom bezel. The above screenshot of its screen options also suggests it’ll have a notch design, like the iPhone X.
LG hasn’t revealed any other specs about the G7 ThinQ, though rumours suggest it’ll feature a similar mixed metal and glass design to other flagships. It’s also expected to deploy Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 CPU, offer the same company’s Quick Charge 4.0 fast-charging standard, and sport a dedicated Google Assistant hardware button.
While unconfirmed, this would make sense, as LG’s new ThinQ moniker is all about conveying the AI smarts of its phones. A recent tweet from renowned mobile tipster Evan Blass featuring convincing-looking press renders of the G7 ThinQ shows the Google Assistant button nestled below on the volume controls on the device’s left-hand side.
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LG G7 ThinQ Price and Release Date: How much will it cost, and when does it come out?
LG has confirmed that it will take the wraps off the LG G7 ThinQ, which it also affirmed is its flagship smartphone of 2018, at an event in New York City, New York on May 2. It’s also hosting a gathering on its home turf in Seoul, South Korea on May 3 to showcase the unit, which will be reporting on, so stay tuned for more.
“The LG G7 ThinQ is an evolution of the foundation laid by the LG V30S ThinQ, the first LG smartphone to embrace AI as part of its core features,” said LG in a statement issued to Trusted Reviews in April, before adding that the much-anticipated LG G7 ThinQ “will offer improved interconnectivity with LG devices such as home appliances, TVs, and more.”
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There’s no word on pricing and availability just yet, although the render we discussed earlier has a date on the Home screen (May 30), which could hint at the final release date for the handset. Sure, we’re speculating a bit there, but let’s face it: stranger things have happened – so we aren’t going to rule out the possibility of the handset hitting the shelves at the end of May.
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