Everyone knew an LG G7 was coming and the company made the device official at an event in New York City on Wednesday. The leaks were correct; it has a notch and a headphone jack, along with a dedicated button for the Google Assistant.
You might be asking yourself, is there something remarkable about the device? Like a standout feature or a refinement. LG’s G7 ThinQ has to go up against the iPhone X, Galaxy S9/S9+, and Pixel 2 XL to name a few. It has a 6.1-inch QHD+ Full Vision 3120 X 1440 display with a notch on the top. I should note that this is an LCD screen, not an OLED. The notch at the top can be hidden as well; it is an artificial notch if you will.
Powering the G7 ThinQ is a Snapdragon 845 processor with 4GB of RAM. Internal storage will be around 64GB, and there is a micro SD card slot for expansion. It is running a customized version of Android 8.0 Oreo–LG’s user interface puts a focus on artificial intelligence. There is now a dedicated button on the G7 ThinQ for the Google Assistant, and chances are this will be more useful than the Bixby button on the S9.
Continuing with the AI focus, LG Super Far-Field Voice Recognition for easy access to the Google Assistant. As well as Google Lens being built-in to the device, which will let you name landmarks and see prices for products. It is nice to see LG working with Google, but these features are already available elsewhere.
Lastly, as I felt with the camera on the G6, it is likely it will take good photos, but it won’t make your jaw drop. Two 16-megapixel lenses make up the primary camera– a super wide and standard angle. You also have 16 shooting modes to choose from, and AI will help to spice up your photos. LG has opted for an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens on the front.
There is a 3,000mAh battery inside, and the G7 ThinQ will come in Platinum Gray, Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue, and Raspberry Rose. In the United States, the LG G7 ThinQ will be coming to Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. AT&T will not be offering the G7 ThinQ but will add an exclusive device from them later this summer.