More information about the LG G7 ThinQ's cameras and optional notch surfaces

While we've already passed along leaked press renders and rumored specs of the LG G7 ThinQ, tonight we have some more information pertaining to the phone that we would like to let you know about. First, the dual camera setup on back will consist of twin 16MP sensors. One will be a regular RGB camera with a f/1.6 aperture, while the other will be a 107-degree wide-angle lens. As we previously mentioned, AI will help the handset recognize the object in the viewfinder, take into account the available lighting, and automatically adjust the camera settings and make recommendations. LG will also introduce what it calls "SuperPixel." This feature allows adjacent pixels to join together allowing for better photographs to be taken under low-light conditions.

AI will also be used to extend the capabilities of Google Assistant so that users can control more of their LG G7 ThinQ hands-free. And speaking of the notch (actually no one was, but it is the elephant in the room), LG G7 ThinQ users will reportedly be able to make it 'disappear' by blacking out the pixels to the left and right of what many call an eyesore. Last month, we showed you images of what supposedly is the LG G7 ThinQ and some pictures showed the device with a notch, and others didn't. While we don't get bonus points for being prescient, we did write on March 1st, "The screen on the LG G7 seems to have an optional notch setting." 

The LG G7 ThinQ will be unveiled in New York on May 2nd. Thanks to the International Date Line (which is NOT a dating app), it will be May 3rd in South Korea when the announcement is made there.

source: AndroidHeadlines

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G7 ThinQ
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h talk time)

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19 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7595; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's not only an option for blacking out the two side areas, but to make apps work like they do now on a smartphone with no notches. In other words apps do not need to be rewritten in order to function currently with the notch or without a notch. That alone is great news for apps that need a full screen, like some games, videos, movies, split screen multitasking, VR apps, AR apps, and more. That alone is a better implementation than what we have seen from other smartphones with notches.

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I'm pretty sure the majority of users are going to want to black out the notch area, which begs a hypothetical question: would it have been better if LG just resurrected the old V10 design language and moved the camera/sensors to the left and given us a second display instead of the notch? When I see that blacked out area at the top, I can't help but think they could've gone the route of a small secondary display instead and it would've given the same result.

3. HarysViewty

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

That's exactly what I thought. LG g3 isai vivid started bezelless trend. V10 is the pioneer of the notch. They can bring back dual front camera, with front speaker there. And secondary display that could act as multi aspect ratio screen, normal 16'9 and 21:9 (for watching movies with caption in the blank space). They could bring back rear volume button to minimize side bezels and put the cameras near the corner (especially for wide angle).

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Its just a V10, only with two secondary displays. Thinking alternatively...

11. midan

Posts: 3124; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"I'm pretty sure the majority of users are going to want to black out the notch area," I'm pretty sure hardly no-one will do that except few stubborn android fanboys. Why would you want that huge bezel on top of your screen? what's going to happen is that people use notch for few days and forget the whole notch and doesn't care anymore. If you hide the notch, why would even buy the notch phone, notch is there to give you as much screen as possible with smaller compact phone. also if i got it right this is LCD phone, so you can't really hide the notch even if you want.

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

'Why would you want that huge bezel on top of your screen? ' Why TF would you want a unibrow cut into your full sçreen videos and games? That's a moronic alternative...

15. DFranch

Posts: 558; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

The time and battery and notifications will still be in the notch area even when blacked out, so it wouldn't just be dead space.

16. integrazimmy

Posts: 60; Member since: May 30, 2015

But if you think about it, not only did you get a secondary screen, you also got a tertiary screen! Lol!!! Aesthetically speaking, I'd rather have a notch than a cutout on the top left. And besides, everyone's grudge with the notch isn't about having secondary screens, it's about not being able to use that screen real estate for other things like movies, etc, instead of just notifications. In that regard, the V10 is just as guilty since not only was it a secondary screen interrupted by the cameras sensor, it was also made of a different lower resolution construction. In fact the G7 notch is more symmetrical than the one on the V10. For me, as long as I can hide the notch and have video and content live below the notch, I'm good with it. I'm even thinking about that dual notch ZTE contender coming up!

4. Whitedot

Posts: 868; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

So basically no inovation here .

8. rsiders

Posts: 2015; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

No need for innovation when you have AI.lol So glad Samsung avoided all the AI jargon. All will be forgiven if the quality is really there this year.

5. fyah_king unregistered

Looks like my pixel 2 xl.lol

6. shield

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

f/1.6 or f/1.5? or wide f/1.6 and origo with f1.5

9. rsiders

Posts: 2015; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I just hope LG let go of that 5mp front facing sensor this time around.

12. shield

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

8MPx selfie :)

17. integrazimmy

Posts: 60; Member since: May 30, 2015

Agreed! The G4/G5 had 8MP Selfie shooters! I don't understand why they went backwards. Smh!

10. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I doubt the camera is better than Huawei P20.

14. ravs89

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

I noticed that every new flagship from lg the FOV for the wide angle camera decreases and by the time the next flagships launches in 2019(lg g9/v50) the FOV would decrease to 90 degrees, which then become like flagships from other manufacturers and LG will loose its unique feature of the wide angle camera on the rear...

18. hallihallo.87

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

So smart. Let's use battery to hide the useless area on a lcd screen. An e-ink at the same area was way better.

19. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Here's hoping the front facing camera is improved and with the new software upgrade center LG is becoming the more lucrative choice especially if updates come more quickly.

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