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Can LG G7 Thinkq be a different kind of phone?

LG G7 ThinQLG’s next smartphone, the G7 Thinq, is coming out soon following a May announcement. With the G7 Thinq, the camera is improved upon from the last model, there is an enhancement in AI capabilities, there is a super bright display, and the audio experience is made better than before.

LG G7 Thinq Specs

For the specs, the chipset is the Qualcomm SDM846 Snapdragon 845 with an octa-core 4×28. GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver and Adreno 639 GPU. Internal memory is either 128GB with 6GB of RAM or 64GB with 4GB of RAM. There is a card slot that takes up to 400GB microSD cards. The display is an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colours. Screen size is 6.1 inches with a screen-to-body ration of 82.6%. Resolution is 1440 x 3120 pixels with a ratio of 19:5:9.

With the size, the G7 Thinq is 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm and weighs 162g. The frame is aluminium, and the front and back casing is Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The rear camera is a dual 16MP with f/1.9, OIS with laser and phase detection. For the front camera, this is 8MP with f/1.9 and 1080p video. The battery is a non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh.

Google Assistant button and AI camera

An interesting feature on the G7 Thinq is a dedicated button for Google Assistant, taking a leaf out of Samsung’s book regarding the Bixby button. This button is more useful than the Bixby button, but whether it is needed is in question. There is a far-field microphone inside the phone and LG are hoping this means it can be useful in a way that Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa is regarding being a home pod.

Another feature is LG’s AI camera. What this feature does is scans the surrounds of the image to sense what objects, the lighting and distance to determine the best settings for the image being taken. When it comes to recognising objects, the AI can sense 18 categories of information from the scene – person, flower, pet, food, sunset, sunrise, landscape, city, baby, animal, beverage, fruit, sky, beach, snow, people, low-light and “basic.”

Following Apple introducing a notch on the iPhone X, LG’s G7 Thinq has a notch as well. However, the notch is optional. You can choose between having the notch there or the usual black notifications bar. Some users may not mind either way, but if you do you have options as to what you prefer.

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