The company calls the notched area as the “new Second screen”, a feature that was exclusive to the V-series phones for two generations, before LG ditched the idea, entirely. The company has also included a ThinQ button on the left side as well as moved the power button to the right, while the fingerprint scanner still stays on the back.
The LG G7+ ThinQ sports a weird 19.5:9 IPS LCD screen spread across 6.1 inches. The display uses a new M+ panel that has an RGBW pixel arrangement, allowing the screen to provide 1000 nits of maximum brightness and improved contrast. A Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects the notched Full Vision 3120x1440p display from potential scratches and drops. Additionally, the screen also covers 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and is HDR 10 & Dolby Vision ready.
Processor, RAM & OS
Powering the LG G7+ ThinQ is the beefy Snapdragon 845 chipset, while the Adreno 630 GPU handles the graphics. It comes with 6 GB RAM/ 128 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 400 GB using a microSD card. The phone runs on LG’s AI Pack 2.0 UI based on Android 8.0 Oreo. Additionally, the company has also promised to deliver the Android P update once Google releases the final version.
The cameras on the G7+ are where we get to witness LG’s AI prowess. The phone packs in a dual 16 MP cameras with one having a 71° wide lens with a F/1.6 aperture and the other sporting a super wide 107° lens and a F/1.9 aperture. The standard 16 MP sensor does come with OIS, while the super wide angle camera lacks OIS. The rear cameras come with both Phase detection & Laser AutoFocus and an LED flash. To the front, we get an 8 MP F/1.9 shooter for selfies that is housed in the notch.
The rear camera can record videos up to a maximum of 2160p 4K HDR videos, along with 24-bit/192 kHz stereo sound recording, whereas the front camera maxes out at 1080p. The camera’s AI tech can determine various scenes such as trees, sky, pets, human & many more and set the mode accordingly.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Advait Vaidya Mobile Business Head said,
“LG has always been about innovation and new technologies. The G series received a great response last year with the launch of LG G6 and to further enhance the smartphone experience; we are proud to introduce LG G7+ThinQ in India. Along with power-packed feature list, the smartphone is incorporated with Artificial Intelligence technology that increases the level of real-time engagement for customers. With this addition to the G series range, we hope to continue to the momentum of providing our customers class-leading products.”
As mentioned above, the LG G7+ ThinQ now comes with a separate power/lock button, differing from its predecessors, which had the power button embedded underneath fingerprint scanner, on the back. For connectivity, the phone comes with 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS and a USB 3.1 Type C port that supports USB OTG function. The phone also comes with a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left.
The battery underneath is a 3000 mAh unit with support for Quick Charge 3.0. It also offers wireless charging option. The phone also comes with Qnovo battery tech, which supposedly helps the battery sustain its capacity over the years. For added endurance and resilience, the phone is IP68 dust and water certified, along with MIL-STD-810G certification.
LG keeps its promise of delivering a high-quality audio listening experience to its users, by carrying forward the 32-bit/192 kHz quad-DAC equipped 3.5mm headphone jack to the G7+. It also comes with a bigger and louder bottom firing speaker than the G6. The phone uses a resonant chamber to get up to 10 times louder sound, as the company claims. There’s also support for DTS-X sound.
Commenting on this launch, Mr. Ayyappan Rajagopal, Senior Director, Mobiles, Flipkart Said,
“We are delighted to launch the new LG G7+ ThinQ exclusively on Flipkart. We believe this product will redefine smartphones by enabling a completely new flagship experience to our customers. This product is a truly unique addition to our premium smartphones portfolio and will enable us to offer the widest selection to our customers in this segment.”
Pricing and Availability of LG G7+ ThinQ
The LG G7+ ThinQ comes in Aurora Black and Platinum Grey colors. The phone is priced at INR 39,990. It will be available exclusively on Flipkart starting from August 10th, 2018, on the occasion of Big Freedom Festival.