The LG G7 ThinQ has nearly doubled last year's LG G6 pre-order numbers in Korea
by Joshua Swingle / May 18, 2018, 7:10 AM
In just four days since the new device went up for pre-order in LG’s home country, the LG G7 ThinQ has managed to attract the attention of over 70,000 people, a huge boost over last year’s figures. To be specific, the number represents an increase of 30,000 over the 40,000 units that were pre-ordered last year during the same time period. Nevertheless, these numbers are certainly not indicative of how popular the G7 ThinQ will be throughout the rest of the year. Once the pre-order period is over in South Korea, interest in the device could easily nosedive if LG doesn’t market the device well enough. In addition, even if the device remains popular throughout the rest of the year in the market, it is unlikely to make a significant dent in LG’ finances. In order to do this, the LG G7 ThinQ will have to prove itself to be a worthy contender in major markets such as the US and Europe, not just LG’s home country of South Korea.
It will remain to be seen how LG’s latest flagship performs on a global level when compared to last year’s LG G6. But, if the company can market the device correctly, outperforming the G6 certainly isn’t out of reach. After all, unlike its predecessor, the G7 ThinQ ships with the latest high-end processor and appears to be aiming for a broader range of customers with the inclusion of the display notch.
- 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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Nice LG! LG G7 ThinQ is best Smartphone in 2018 for me!
posted on May 18, 2018, 7:15 AM 8
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Except for the battery, unfortunately. The 3000mAh battery and large TFT are a bad combination (see the test on this website). This is the only reason I'm not buying it and will choose the OnePlus 6 instead.
posted on May 18, 2018, 7:19 AM 4
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The thing is it's a new type of LCD called MLCD which is suppose to be much better at power efficiency. Instead of 3 color pixels it has 4. RGBW, where the W is a separate white pixel. The Sony Xperia XZ2 has the same type of display as well. It's even brighter than traditional LCD displays while using less energy.
posted on May 18, 2018, 10:14 AM 2
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Agreed! The overall consensus is that the G7 outlasts the G6 by over an hour even though the battery is smaller thanks to an LCD that rivals OLED in efficiency (just look at PAs own testing S9 Vs G7 are separated by just 3 minutes with same battery size, but the G7 has a Display that is 5% bigger) and also a much more efficient SD845 (About 60% more efficient through two gens SD821 vs SD845). Would I have liked to have a bigger battery??? Who wouldn't? You could say that about ANY phone! But a balance had to be struck between efficiency and a well balanced phone in terms of features!!! Just look at Razer phone.... Huge Battery, biggest battery efficiency let down!!! So Size isn't all, it's efficiency and LG's finally hitting their strides with the G7!!! I'm also really looking forward to the BOOMBOX speakers that all reviewers are raving about!!!
posted on May 18, 2018, 11:05 PM 1
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As much as I like my G6, I just can't be excited about the G7...or LG in general. I've decided that from now on I'm shopping for battery life and camera over other features in my next device. I need a phone that will consistently last AT LEAST a full day without needing to be plugged in or put in a charger. The G6 can do it some days, but most days require a boost halfway through my day.
posted on May 18, 2018, 8:16 AM 3
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Agreed. I love my G6, but battery life and camera quality are the weakest points for me as well. Software is a close third.
posted on May 18, 2018, 9:57 AM 2
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All the more reason to upgrade to a G7. Better battery life (size isn't the only thing that matters) and the AI within the camera app along with Pixel binning for low light photos makes the G7 a worthy upgrade! I'm going for it!!!
posted on May 19, 2018, 11:34 AM 0
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I'm on MetroPCS right now and want a G7 which isn't going to be sold by my carrier, so now I'm going to be waiting for one to come up used on Swappa, or for B&H to sell an unlocked one. If I could preorder it I would.
posted on May 18, 2018, 8:53 AM 2
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