LG G7 ThinQ launches globally this week for G6-like prices

LG G7 ThinQ launches globally this week for G6-like prices

LG just announced that the G7 ThinQ - its newest flagship smartphone - is launching globally starting this week. The handset first hits shelves in South Korea (LG's home country), where customers will be able to buy it as of tomorrow, May 18. Shortly after, the G7 ThinQ will be released in "key markets" across America, Europe, and Asia.


As previously reported, in South Korea, prices for the LG G7 ThinQ will be similar to those of last year's LG G6, starting at 898,700 won. We're expecting the same thing to happen in the US, so the G7 should be priced at around $700 stateside. By the way, the new phone will be available for pre-order in the US starting May 24 (at least on Verizon), with its release date set for June 1.

In some countries, including South Korea, the G7 ThinQ will have two variants - one with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space, and one with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space. The latter is called LG G7+ ThinQ and will cost about $100 more. At this time, it's unclear if the G7+ will be officially sold in the US.


We already talked about the new features of the LG G7 ThinQ - including its super-bright 6.1-inch FullVision display with 1440 x 3120 pixels, the dedicated Google Assistant Key, the Snapdragon 845 processor, and the upgraded AI-powered camera. Our LG G7 ThinQ preview will let you take a closer look at the smartphone.

source: LG

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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 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h talk time)



1. Takeharu

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Just wait two to three months and it'll cost $500 or even less.

10. Harjyke

Posts: 10; Member since: May 08, 2018

True talk

19. shnibz

Posts: 521; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Yeah the G6 at T-Mobile went down to $500 REAL quick. It may have only.been about 6-7 weeks after release

26. Xtraflossy

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 13, 2018

Sooner then that it felt like, with me buying it day 1 lol. for $700 though on the G7, I'd rather buy the V30 to be honest at that price.

28. Loveneesh

Posts: 452; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Yeah, I have a g6 and I want to buy it too but will wait for 2-3 months. And also look for some new phones from other brands too (OnePlus 6 and seems really good).

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Android is all the same...

16. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

True. IOS is not different though.

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1260; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Good deal for a feature packed phone.

4. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Hmmm one plus is making LG look irrelavent.

5. Jc1980

Posts: 27; Member since: May 16, 2018

How? The LG G7 has well balanced options OP6 doesn't. Quad Dac, higher resolution screen, loud speaker, ip68 rating, hdr compliant, a wide angle lense camera and expandable storage.

6. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

While you are right on some fronts, I believe the OP6 is an overall better device. It nails the basics a lot better. Let me explain. About the Quad-dac, LG may have a better DAC, but Oneplus uses one of the best DACs( I think it's ESS ) which can drive very high impedence headphones. The tuning is also pretty great. Same applies to Samsung and their Wolfson DACs in Exynos models. Higher, HDR compliant screen: you have this one. Though the OP6 has high enough resolution screen, and is OLED. So it's about what you prefer I guess. Also, since OP3, oneplus has been nailing the sRGB calibration. So no complaints there from my side. About the IP68, Oneplus is claiming it has comparable rating to other flagships, they just didn't get a certification to keep the costs down. Let's see how youtubers test it and what comes out. But for regular splashes, shower and rains, it should be more than fine. Loud speaker, wide-angle lens: completely with you on that one. Now about what Oneplus will do better: Price: OP6 is going to be at least $200 cheaper for the 6/64 variant, compared to 4/64 of the G7, which is going to be huge. UI: Oneplus 6 has almost stock UI, v/s the cartoony LG UI. It's going to be faster, less resource hungry and better looking compared to LG's solution. Updates: Even Oneplus's 2016 phones like OP3 got Oreo much quicker than the G6, which is LG's 2017 flagship. Let's not even talk about the 8.1 on OP 5/5T. Also, XDA support for Oneplus is significantly better than LG. Performance: Oneplus uses the fastest storage, RAM combo and they have a lot of optimizations at the skin and OS level to make the fastest android phones by far. I have no doubts it will be faster than G7 now and 2 years from now. Also, as mentioned, Oneplus is offering more storage and higher RAM SKUs: that 4GB RAM is going to hurt 1-2 years from now. Battery size: 3300 mAh vs 3000. Also, Oneplus is using lower res screen, which is going to help as well along with almost stock android. Camera: This one I'm not super sure about. But the OP6 has 4k 60 fps, 1080p 240 fps, and 720p 480 fps modes, all of which the G7 lacks. Not to mention it has higher resolution main camera, with bigger sensor and bigger pixels. So it has the hardware advantage. It remains to be seen how the software works though. Overall, if the pricing was similar, I would think about the G7. But as the pricing stands, I don't see how the G7 is even relevant given the fact that the S9 eats it alive in the same price segment.

7. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You must be fun a parties....someone has a different opinion than you and you go and write an essay why they’re wrong.

8. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

I never said he's wrong. I'm just saying that he's not universally right, and his argument has flaws. And yes, I am fun at parties.

11. foreverNOOB

Posts: 185; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Oneplus 6 used Aqtic DAC from stock Qualcomm while G7 used ES9218P sabre which is a flagship DAC from ESS.

14. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Yes, I got the link. Read this up: https://www.xda-developers.com/dirac-sound-quality-oneplus-xiaomi-oppo-huawei/ Basically, Oneplus phones have one of the best audio out of the 3.5 mm jack. Even though LG's solution might be a bit better, it doesn't matter to us with < $300 headphones.

12. shield

Posts: 889; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG G7: ESS DAC in G7!! First ESS in LG V20! Oneplus Oled is very bad, but LG MLCD+ is awesome! LG UI is looks good than Oneplus UI! LG G7, 4K video in Stabilization! next 1080p 240fpshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4h0BOagMG4 in test. 200$ is more than Oneplus But LG is better than Oneplus for me !

15. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Oneplus's OLED are among the best in the industry with near perfect calibration. LG on the other hand doesn't even try to adhere to sRGB standard with grossly oversaturated and unnatural colors, white balance and gamma curves. https://www.xda-developers.com/oneplus-5t-display-analysis/ Also, no one except the biggest LG fans think that LG UI is better than Oneplus. LG still lacks 4k 60 fps and 720p 480 fps modes.

17. shield

Posts: 889; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG 4K with stabilization ! OP6 NO!

20. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Even the Oneplus 5 has 4k EIS. What are you smoking?

18. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

G7 has 4K HDR.. Chinese phones dont even reach 100% sRGB. For example S8 has 142% and XZ Premium 138%.

21. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Lol, what are you smoking. Even the 5 and 5T do much higher than sRGB. Check this out: https://www.xda-developers.com/oneplus-5t-display-analysis/ And I would rather have a phone which does just 100% sRGB rather than a phone which does more but doesn't adhere to a display calibration standard. A phone displaying 150% sRGB on a sRGB photo will just display wrong colors.

22. shield

Posts: 889; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

537nits lol :D G7 987nits on auto! Max 1000Nits.

23. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Well, let's make the contest about contrast ratio or display accuracy. The G7 will get absolutely crushed in those.

27. shield

Posts: 889; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

https://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Xiaomi-Mi-Mix-2s-Review_id4522 Ok compare here Oneplus 5T and G7 and G7 Destroy OP5 color

29. Loveneesh

Posts: 452; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Still don't worth the price gap.

9. Cat97

Posts: 2022; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

...but much worse battery life (see tests).

30. Loveneesh

Posts: 452; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

But still don't worth the price gap. And why they don't give bigger batteries in their phones?? I like my G6 expect the battery life. Whats the use of a phone if you had to charge it more than using it. Just give a bigger battery in G7 and I'll definitely buy it (but after 2-3 months, when it priced about $500).

13. Jc1980

Posts: 27; Member since: May 16, 2018

The quad Dac on the v30 is the best I've heard from a handset. Op6 is said to be able to withstand puddles and rain drops. I agree it should come with 6gb of ram but I don't struggle with the 4gb I have. I also don't game in any way. The storage combo is a plus, but I love having the flexibility of expandable storage. The update issues I definitely agree with. The second lense on the op6 being utilized for portrait enhancements is a waste. The wide angle lense and manual modes are invaluable.

24. lovemac209

Posts: 33; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

getting tired another notch copy phone..same all same all...

25. dollallama

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

With LG phones it's not about "Is there any problems with the phone?" it's about "How long will it take for me to find a problem with it?".

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