LG have been slowly drip-feeding us morsels regarding their flagship for the first half of 2018. Ahead of the official reveal tomorrow renders of the G7 ThinQ in three different colours have now been leaked.
Our friends at Winfuture have “found” some offical renders/pictures of the G7 ThinQ in three different colours, along with quite a few details.
The images correlate with previous images the LG G7 ThinQ we’ve seen. There is a fingerprint sensor and a now vertical dual lens camera on the rear of the device. This year it appears LG are not having the fingerprint sensor double as the power button with one located on the right hand side of the device.
Beneath the volume buttons on the left of the device is the now-expected Google Assistant button. It is unclear if LG will allow this button to be remapped if required but we can only hope so. Google did not allow the squeeze to officially be remapped to anything else and we all know the battle between developers and Samsung over the Bixby button.
The LG G7 ThinQ will, as expected, feature a notch in the top of the display with some very minimal bezels on the sides of the display and a minimal one below the display. It is 2018 and bezels are out so all of this is to be expected.
The details Winfuture discovered include that the phone will sport a 6.1 inch 19.5:9 aspect ratio display with a resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels. LG promises that the display will use 30 percent less energy than previous models. It’s also likely that LG will allow this notch to be hidden similarly to the same setting on the Huawei P20.
The phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 (no surprise there) with 4GB and 6GB variants available. There is a 64GB variant and it is unknown if there will be a higher storage version but it would not surprise us, especially with all other manufacturers going larger.
The battery will be 3000mAh with Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0 support. Other notable inclusions include IP68 dust/water proofing as well as powerful ‘Boom Box’ stereo speakers. The software will be LG’s skin on top of Android 8.0 Oreo – Oreo is now compulsory for any new release of an Android phone if they want Google Services support.
It seems that LG are throwing everything but the kitchen sink at this phone, hoping it can be the success they desperately need.
Do you think it is enough? What do they need to make this a success?