LG G7 unveiling event set for May in New York

LG G7 unveiling event set for May in New York
After all the leaks and press render scoops, it was bound to happen. The invitation for the LG G7 announcement event, that is. If you have been waiting for the day when the last big holdout of a phone company will announce their seasonal flagship, today is your lucky day.

LG just took to the airwaves, and elaborated that, first, it does have a G7 in store for us, and, second, it will indeed be called G7 ThinQ, like, uhm, its line of smart washing machines and refrigerators at first, and then the LG V30s last month. Oh, we almost forgot the third and most important part - the phone will be announced in New York on May 2nd, which apparently already be May 3rd in Seoul, as that's when the press release says the public event will be held there.


We will be at the gala to relay to you all the festivities, and can't wait to see what LG has cooked up. So far, it's a lot of Snapdragon 845, notch-y screen-to-body ratio, and a dollop of AI - of the Voice, Empathy and Vision varieties - that are bandied about, but what we are really curious about is the pricing range LG decided to put the phone in. If you have been worried that the phone won't focus enough on artificial intelligence, these calming words of LG Electronics' managing director should soothe your nerves:


source: LG Korea (translated)

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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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17 Comments

1. Yeahseen

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 08, 2017

This design though...what's the purpose of having a notch if don't trim the bottom or top bezel.

6. Valinor

Posts: 174; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I think that render is wrong. It looks like the lg v30 with a notch. Anyways im on the v30 and not gonna get lg ever again (customer service bunch of liars) so I actually hope it looks like the render :p

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7204; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

LG is implementing a feature in software. That allows users to use the notch or not. So right out of the box all apps will work with LG's G7 notch. Unlike Apples implementation where they force their developers to support the iPhone X notch, or your app will be rejected.

2. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The front looks like an S9 and an iPhone X had a baby, while the back looks like the Mate 9. It sucks how LG are following the steps of Chinese OEMs by copying instead of innovating.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7204; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

One thing that LG's notch will actually be better than the iPhone X. LG has added a feature in the OS software, where users are givin a choice to use the notch or not. So apps don't have to change. They can use the notch or not. This to me is a better implementation than Apple forcing it's developers to support the notch, or your app will be rejected. So right there LG's implementation is actually better than Apples iPhone X. Because LG's will already work with all the apps. Unlike Apples notch implementation.

11. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

There are only so many ways to put a dual camera on the back lol. There are a lot of similar looking phone's in existence.

13. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Agreed. I really hope this is fake..

3. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

you havent even used why are you complaining? It is absurd

4. ramdroid

Posts: 130; Member since: May 21, 2016

i miss the days of the G2, minimum side bezels, innovative UI and hardware keys, amazing battery etc. damn you LG

5. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Wow! LG is no different now from chinese OEMs who are experts in copying. LOLs!

7. fyah_king unregistered

Announced in May and then you can buy it later in August. That’s how LG always does it.lol

9. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

To be honest, I really don't care unless they fixed the camera issues. Front facing camera quality and stabilization of rear cameras. I like LG products as my last two phones have been in the V series. I also want to see if they've grown up. Can they announce a phone with a launch date and pricing information? Can they start advertising it right away. If they announce this G7 Thinq (dumb name btw) and we walk away wondering how much it will cost and when it will be available then LG can go about their notchy little way.lol

12. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

As long as the notch can be hidden, I'm totally fine. Rumours said there is some kind of boom speakers, so that could be a good thing. If they drastically improve the front camera and introduce some really wide aperture and AF to the same then it would be awesome. Also hope that the G7 uses bigger sensors for their rear camera's..!

14. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

If that's the final design for LG G7 Think Q, they'd better think how they're going to sell such an ugly phone. It's worst than having only the notch. Ugh

15. rkoforever90

Posts: 435; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

What's the of notch when top bezels are already big

16. shield

Posts: 834; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

17. cc2400

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

the lg g6 was the most beautiful phone i had ever seen. i still want one... only thing that held me back was their boneheaded decision to use an old soc instead of a snapdragon 835 this design looks horrible compared to the g6

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