New LG G7 ThinQ image leaks out: the notch is really real


LG is about to unveil its very first smartphone with a notch - à la iPhone X, or Essential Phone. The company already confirmed that the handset's name is G7 ThinQ, and we've even seen some renders and photos allegedly showing the device. Now, a new LG G7 ThinQ image is here to provide the cleanest look at the upcoming phone.

Revealed by Evan Blass, the new G7 ThinQ image - seen above - appears to be taken from promo material that LG itself will use to present the phone. It certainly looks like the new handset has its power button on the right side - just as these leaked G7 ThinQ renders have suggested last week. This represents a change for LG, as all its recent flagship phones, including the G6 and V30, feature rear-mounted power buttons (with embedded fingerprint sensors). On the G7 ThinQ, the fingerprint sensor stays on the back, next to a dual camera with LED flash and laser auto focus.  

The LG G7 ThinQ will be fully and officially unveiled next month, on May 2. According to rumors, the handset should come with a software trick allowing users to hide its notch, if they find its appearance annoying. 

Just like the LG V30S ThinQ (introduced in February), the G7 ThinQ will rely on AI (Artificial Intelligence) technologies to deliver enhanced features related to camera, voice commands, and more. We're assuming that the smartphone will be launched via all major US carriers, but that remains to be seen. 

So, what do you thinq about the LG G7 ThinQ thus far? 

source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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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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18 Comments

1. rsiders

Posts: 2009; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Eh, whatever. Just improve the cameras and the software. Battery life on the V30 was already better than 90% of the top flagships in 2017 and 2018(according to PhoneArena's custom battery test and other online comparisons). I just want to see improved OIS and 4k60 and a bigger sensor for the rear cameras. And oh that front facing camera better not be 5mp....again. Everything else will take care of itself if they handle that part. But wait... please no announce and cloud of smoke availability fiasco like they did with the V30 last year.

7. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Don't forget the screen. The V30 had one of the worst flagship screens I saw on a mobile device since a few years. That and put a big sensor on the back, and I'll buy it, no matter how ugly it looks.

17. cheetah2k

Posts: 2297; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Worst screen? I beg to differ. Mine's been fantastic!

18. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Maybe you have really low standards then. The screen was bashed all around the web. Don't get me wrong, I love the phone, but the screen is just bad. Same is true for the Pixel 2 XL as well: https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/16/16457544/lg-v30-review-design

2. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Notch and top and bottom bezels are real. It's really ugly. Ugh

3. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2487; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

There is a thick enough bezel at the bottom that I think they could've used for screen real estate and not had a notch at the top. I think people would've really liked the design if it went in that direction considering it looks like it has some nice build quality with the thick metal (?) around the device.

4. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Just hope it retains the headphone jack and microSD card slot. Hate Huawei for removing those.

5. gamehead unregistered

I'll pass. I hate notches

6. Farcaster

Posts: 166; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

LG going the way of htc.

8. Cyberchum

Posts: 1107; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

A notch with those bezels, wow! And wth is Thinq? Can't find a marketable creative name, it seems. Oh! LG.

15. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Pick one name or the other, LG. Either it's the G line or the Thinq line. Otherwise you just confuse people.

10. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

LG wasn't thinqing properly with that design.

11. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I'll wait for the new V phone..

12. epdm2be

Posts: 827; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I thinq this is notch for me. :-)

13. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Wtf. LG what are you doing? This is harakiri.

14. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

It is cool dont kid yourselves

16. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Burada benden başka Türk olduğunu zannetmiyordum.

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