LG G7 ThinQ Official Renders, Specifications, and Features Leak
The LG G7 ThinQ has been confirmed to launch on May 2nd. Previous rumors have stated that it will have a display notch, a M-LCD+ panel, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip. Now, AndroidHeadlines has comprehensively leaked the LG G7 ThinQ’s official renders, specifications, and features.
The LG G7 ThinQ will be available in five colors in total. According to AndroidHeadlines, the colors will be named “Aurora Black,” “Platinum Grey,” “Moroccan Blue,” “Moroccan Blue (Matte),” and “Raspberry Rose.” The Aurora Black is said to be the default color option, and the others will be launched as alternative colors for those seeking a more customized look. The availability of the models will vary by region and carrier.
The official press render confirms that a notch will be included in the G7. The display will have very small bezels on three sides, along with a small chin at the bottom. The front-facing camera and the earpiece will be located in the notch. The G7 will also have a vertically placed dual rear camera setup, and the fingerprint sensor will be placed below the camera module on the back of the device. The volume up, down and power buttons will be accompanied by a dedicated AI button to instantly activate an AI assistant. The back of the device seemingly does not highlight the typical G-series numerical branding, and only highlights “LG.”
AndroidHeadlines has also leaked the specifications and features of the LG G7 ThinQ. The specifications are said to be verified by internal LG documentation.
To start with, LG is said to be “acutely aware” that display notches are not for everyone, and the company will look to circumvent this issue through software. The G7 will come with an option to hide the notch. Hiding the notch will result in a bar being artificially generated along the top of the display, blacking out the notch and emulating a bezel. (It would be interesting to see how well it is handled with the G7’s M-LCD+ panel). Again, it should be noted that the hide notch option can’t remove it, as the cutout will still exist.
Moving on, LG will predictably position AI at the core of the G7. It’s the reason why the company has given the ThinQ branding to the V30S, as well as the V30 after the Android Oreo update. The AI experience is said to be “very tightly integrated” with other elements on the G7 such as the camera, which will be another major selling point of the device.
LG will market the AI and camera integration on the G7 as “AI Cam.” The company will focus on how the phone can process what it sees and offer recommendations to get the most of photos taken with the device. “AI Cam” will offer four “enhanced filter options” that will provide different levels of optimizations based on aspects such as color, contrast, and saturation. The G7 will also have the ability to offset against direct sunlight by adjusting the exposure, and it will also give users an easy way to switch to the wide-angle mode when needed. The phone is said to know when it is better to adjust the exposure or use the wide-angle mode, and it will provide those recommendations to users.
The G7 will also be capable of identifying the subject in view (person, landscape, etc) and determine the best settings and “provide recommendations based on those findings.” (It’s worth noting that object and scene recognition was first promoted by Huawei with the Mate 10 series.) LG will also promote the included Google Lens support during the G7 launch.
The G7’s cameras will have “superpixels,” according to AndroidHeadlines. This selling point will be used by LG to promote the ability of the G7 to see better in low light. At the user level, the G7 will have a “Bright Mode,” an intelligence-based solution that automatically identifies when an environment is dark and reacts by combining pixels together to form a superpixel. This will supposedly result in the G7 being “far more capable in extreme low-light conditions compared to the G6, as well as the V30 and V30+.” LG will market the G7 as a phone capable of capturing four times brighter images and videos compared to the G6 and V30 lineups.
AndroidHeadlines states that the LG G7 will have two 16MP rear cameras, a step up from the 13MP+13MP cameras of the G7, as well as the 16MP + 13MP rear cameras of the V30. Like previous iterations, the dual camera setup will have a standard camera and a wide-angle module. The system will recommend users which is the better option to use. The wide-angle camera will feature a 107-degree field-of-view (for reference: the V30’s wide-angle sensor has a 120-degree field-of-view), while the standard camera has a glass lens with an f/1.6 aperture.
The standard camera will also have 10-bit HDR compatibility to capture greater color just like the V30. The G7 will also be a wholly HDR10-compatible phone, as it will be able to record HDR10-quality video and also play back HDR10 videos on its display.
The LG G7 will also have 2D and 3D camera stickers that allow the user to paste over photos with various animated stickers. It will have Graphy 2.0, allowing users to choose from a selection of images, and a Manual Camera mode that allows users to change settings like ISO, shutter speed, etc, is also included, just like previous LG devices. “Live Photo” will be offered as LG’s take on Google’s Motion Photos (and Apple’s Live Photos), letting users view and share a short video prepared from additional shots taken before and after taking the main photo. Or users can use it to select the best shot from a variety of shots.
Portrait Mode will be included. LG’s implementation will allow users to blur the background of a photo after it has been taken, like Samsung’s Live Focus mode. LG aims to differentiate its implementation with a wider field-of-view offered through the phone’s rear camera setup. The front-facing camera will also support Portrait Mode.
Moving on to the display. The LG G7 is confirmed to have a M+ LCD panel. This display will have more white pixels. LG explains that the G7 will have significantly more white pixels than its previous phones, that results in a display that is “twice as bright as the G6 and significantly more colorful.” The power consumption will not increase thanks to the company’s M+ tech, which is typically found in new LG TVs and which provides the greater white pixel count. This is said to occur through the use of a “unique algorithm,” although details about this aren’t known yet.
The LG G7 will have a “Boombox Speaker.” According to AndroidHeadlines, this means that the G7 is capable of acting in the same way as a resonance chamber (with LG claiming that it is one). That means the G7 “bounces audio signals internally before the signal is outputted to the listener, with the end result being a more booming sound overall.” The G7 will feature a larger speaker than the G6, and therefore, the sound is louder through the construction of the phone as well as “the physics associated with a larger driver in general.”
The phone will also have far-field voice recognition. This is said to be mainly applied to voice assistant usage, and it means the G7 will be capable of hearing the user from a further distance. According to LG, the phone willb e able to pick up and comply with voice commands from as far as 17 feet (5.18 meters) away.
Predictably, the LG G7 will feature Google Assistant, but AndroidHeadlines states that the Assistant experience will be “more integrated” than it is on other phones, on the basis of documents. This is because LG seems to have struck a deal with Google to include “LG-exclusive device-specific tasks” on the G7, and there will be 32 such tasks in total. Not all of them will be relevant to the ThinQ ecosystem. The publication provided two examples of G7-exclusive actions. The first is the ability for Assistant to perform a “visual search,” while the second will be the ability to “take a wide-angle selfie.”
In summary, the G7 ThinQ’s primary selling points will be the AI and cameras. Improved audio will also be a factor, and it will be the first LG device to feature the notch. Finally, the phone will launch with Android 8.0 Oreo.
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