Fresh LG G7 ThinQ leak bares it all, reveals 3 paintjobs

Fresh LG G7 ThinQ leak bares it all, reveals 3 paintjobs

Within minutes of LG announcing the G7 ThinQ, both Sprint and US Cellular told us that the phone arrives on June 1, while T-Mobile suggested "later this spring". Thanks to the leaked images of the phone, we can expect it to launch in five colour options - Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue, Moroccan Blue (Matte), Platinum Grey, and Raspberry Rose.

The LG G7 ThinQ has a huge job of reviving a dwindling smartphone business of LG. While much has been rumored about this device, we finally have the answers to numerous burning questions.

"This is meant as a stepping stone to where we can maximize the display further", Lee said prior to today's unveiling of LG's latest flagship phone. One of the new additions includes an AI Hot Key button on the left of the phone, with opens up Google Assistant with LG Integration. LG has softened the G6's edges, giving the metal surrounding the screen a smoother feel and accentuating the prominent notch at the top of the display. The display has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and offers an incredible 1000-nits of brightness levels, which is an industry first from the South Korean company. There's a notch on top of the screen, which by now you must have figured it out after reading the aspect ratio.

The image shows the various screen modes of LG's G7 ThinQ smartphone.

"The LG G7 ThinQ is strongly focused on the fundamentals and its launch marks a new chapter for our company", said Hwang Jeong-hwan, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

Called the Boombox Speaker it uses the inner space of the case as a resonance chamber to amplify sound more than ten-fold compared to a typical smartphone.

The LG G7 is also the first smartphone to offer DTS:X to deliver virtual 3D sound for all content, up to 7.1 channel audio with earphones. LG made a decision to go with a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC much like what's featured in the V30. As a predecessor to the G6, the G7 is packed with a number of updates including a larger 6.1-inch display, twice the amount of internal storage (from 32 to 64GB) and the Snapdragon 845 chipset.

The Huawei P20 Pro meanwhile, runs on Huawei's Kirin 970 processor, supported by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, with no microSD slot for storage expansion. It is running Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, and there is a 5MP front-facing camera for good measure.

The LG G7 ThinQ gets a massive bump up from previous LG phones. I didn't have time to experiment with them all, but we certainly will do when it comes to doing a full review.

Starting with the G7's face, perhaps its most prominent new feature is the notch.

The G7 ThinQ utilizes a dual-lens camera system on its back, like the V30, but it's now aligned vertically in the center of the phone.

The "Super Bright Camera" mode is triggered when surrounding lighting conditions are extremely dark and it automatically increases the brightness of each photo.

Apart from being able to shoot photos with bokeh mode, the dual-camera setup also boasts a host of AI features. The fingerprint sensor will sit on the rear of the device which won't double up as a power button. LG claims that the new smartphone is "designed to meet the requirements of MIL-STD 810G tests designed by the United States military to evaluate the performance of equipment in harsh environments".

The LG G7 ThinQ also comes preloaded with Google Lens features, which is the new way to search anything.

Unlike most of its smartphone contemporaries, LG continues to eschew a telephoto lens. To some extent, we're at the cusp because all of the premium-not even just premium, the mid-tier phones, they all kind of look the same.