The new LG G7 ThinQ has been revealed as the newest addition to LG’s smartphone lineup, but will it be able to offer an upgrade for LG smartphone owners? Scheduled for release in 2018, it will feature a few new aspects, one of which is the addition of a notch up top on the front of the phone. In addition, the recently-revealed mobile device will include similar AI camera software to the LG V30S ThinQ. There will be several new AI capture modes as well for customers to use when getting those images and videos right.
The new LG G7 smartphone is 6.1-inch in size and features a large notch sitting at the top of the LCD screen. This notch is the newest addition to many smartphones and LG decided it was best for the G7 as they expect this trend will continue for the next year or so. At some point, smartphone makers will figure out a way to eliminate the notch and make a fullscreen model phone.
The new phone is also set to include a Snapdragon 485 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. There’s also a dual-camera system which has become standard amongst most of the new smartphones. Add in dust and water resistance, support for wireless charging along with great sound quality, and the new smartphone may be just the upgrade for those who don’t own the G6 or V30 models.
The new LG G7 ThinQ features a bit of an upgrade as the front-facing camera is 8 megapixels compared to 5 megapixels in the previous models. The G7 will also bring AI camera features into the mix when it comes to capturing those perfect images or videos. The device will be able to identify what type of object or conditions it might be shooting in and then adjust its shooting based on that. TechCrunch reported that the LG G7’s AI system includes 18 different shooting modes which is about double the amount of modes that the V30S features.
In addition to the camera features, the LG G7 ThinQ will include Google Assistant built into it. A button on the side of the phone is specifically assigned for this feature and there is far-field voice technology also built into the smartphone. This will allow the Google Assistant to hear someone’s voice when there’s a lot of noise around, a helpful feature for those people who are in a busy or crowded location.
It’s expected that the new LG G7 ThinQ could cost around the same price as the previous model, the LG G6. That would make it $600 or $700 for customers looking to upgrade their smartphone if they don’t already own the capable V30 or V30S models.