After months of speculation, LG has officially announced their new flagship phone – LG G7ThinQ. And while LG has given us a few details on what we can expect, this leaked image sure is telling us a lot more. Here’s the low down.
While Australian pricing and release date is yet to be revealed, we do know that the ThinQ will be out sometime in May. It will be formally unveiled in New York and Seoul early in the month, which is when we’ll most likely to see it on shelves.
This will be the first LG smartphone to have AI as for of its offering, including voice recognition and Vision AI which has been designed to improve camera use. There has also been a push for the ThinQ to have improved interconnectivity with LG home appliances and TVs.
“Now is the time when manufacturers have to pay close attention to what customers actually need and want for their smartphones,” said Hwang Jeong-hwan, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With the LG G7ThinQ, LG is continuing to deliver on its promise to enhance core technologies to meet customers’ real life needs by incorporating AI technologies that are more than features, they are part of the user experience.”
That’s all that we have been told officially so far, but the above image (which is allegedly an official press render) reveals a bit more. According to AndroidHeadlines, the phone will come in five colours – Aurora Black, Platinum Grey, Moroccan Blue, Moroccan Blue (Matte), and Raspberry Rose. Of course, availability may depend on your region.
The image itself shows that LG have copied the iPhone X’s contentious ‘notch’ – which is likely to divide consumers. It also reveals a rear fingerprint reader, edge-to-edge display and a fourth side button that AndroidHeadlines are speculating may be to activate the AI assistant.
While LG are clearly upping their game with the ThinQ, it’s hard to believe that it’s intended to be a competitor for the likes of the Samsung S9 and iPhone X. Our bet is that it’s still going to be aimed at the mid-range market. But we could be wrong – let’s see what comes outn of the unveiling next month.