LG G7 ThinQ video teaser has Korean girls ready to switch to LG's new flagship (UPDATE)



LG has jumpstarted the hearts of many South Korean teenage girls with its new video teaser for the LG G7 ThinQ, which stars Korean boy band BTS. While there are no images of the phone and the boys speak in Korean, we can still make out the name of the device and the date of May 2nd, which is when LG's new flagship will be unveiled at an event in New York City. Earlier today, we passed along a leaked photo that revealed what is alleged to be the phone's display settings menu. LG G7 ThinQ owners will have the option of going un-notched if they desire. Considering that the notched look is called "standard" and the un-notched option titled "custom," we would expect the notch to show up by default.

While we don't speak Korean, we are told that each member of BTS is revealing a feature of the LG G7 ThinQ. If any of our loyal readers speak Korean, please drop your translation in the comments section. Meanwhile, we've never heard of BTS in the U.S., but we can tell you that judging from the response to this video from Korean teens, LG is going to rack up plenty of domestic sales of the G7 ThinQ just because it has this group promoting its new handset.

UPDATE: As one of our loyal readers pointed out, pressing on the CC button while watching the video will give you an English translation. Frankly, you'd be wasting your time. You're better off using your imagination to guess what BTS is saying.

In addition, LG has started to promote the May 2nd unveiling of the LG G7 ThinQ as you can tell from the image on the right. The phone is expected to feature AI CAM, which analyzes a photo's subject, surroundings and the available light to improve the quality of a snapshot. We also expect the device to be equipped with a very bright 6.1-inch screen, and carry the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform under the hood. There also could be a dedicated button for Google Assistant.

The phone's specs, features and availability will be revealed on May 2nd. Circle the date on your calendar.

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

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15 Comments

1. rsiders

Posts: 1975; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

So LG G7 Thank you? Man who came up with the name? LMBO

5. IT-Engineer

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I do Notch like this phone!

2. hazard1

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

I wouldn't eliminate the phone from consideration based on the name alone. But, yeah, that is a stupid name. They probably should have gone with LG G7 as originally planned or something totally new ("Optimus One," maybe, as a shout out to the old Optimus G).

3. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Supernova,Hallyu are those your Elder brothers LG fanboys who tell u buy to this company products over samsung and rest of other company brands phones? and Is that why u force us to buy their product in iPA over rest of brand and samsung,pixel,ios phones

4. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Shame on u sun bae mint U r just like them U dont like choices of smartphones and competition in market at all else other than hate on other non korean brand smartphones.Now i got to what ur Elder brothers Lg,samsung fanboys are teaching u about tech.

6. drkavint

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 27, 2013

Lg stuck with 12mp and 20mp cam while huwai leaps to 40mp cam. Still less than 4000mah battery still 64gb version. Shame to korea.shame to lg.

7. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Press the " CC " button the youtube video and you shall see the English translation subtitles on the video.

8. surfacegoon

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 26, 2018

As an EXO stan... I am... Disgusted. Endorsed by BTS ? It's really time to drop LG. Was Happy when they were endorsing KARD and LOONA but BTS... Hell no Without me

9. KingSam

Posts: 1472; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

G7TQ or g7. No one is calling that dumb name.

10. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

If you own the LG V30, you might have noticed a recent update that injected some relatively useful AI smarts into the camera app. Not just that, the device’s name has suddenly changed to LG V30 ThinQ. In short, a whole lot has changed seemingly out of nowhere. That’s because starting with its 2017 hit and continuing soon with its LG G7 ThinQ, LG shared with TechRadar that it has worked to change its ways when it comes to post-release support for its smartphones, and interestingly, is has Ubisoft to thank. The game developer/publisher of many acclaimed franchises, like Assassin’s Creed and Rainbow Six, inspired the Korean company to continue bringing substantive updates to its previously released phones. LG’s Frank Lee wasn’t shy to share praise, saying that “it’s just all very clever how [Ubisoft] finds a way to provide new experiences without having to reinvent the wheel every time. Talking as a fan of its games, it’s such a pleasant surprise that they are improving on products that are already successful and, at times, years old.” Adapting Ubisoft’s model to LG’s hardware plan Of course, phones aren’t all that comparable to games, but Lee said that the company wanted to deliver appreciable updates in a similar manner as a show of faith to both its customers and its products. Bright Mode considerably improves the low-light capability of the V30  Bright Mode considerably improves the low-light capability of the V30 Speaking on the post-launch roadmap of the V30, which released in late 2017: “We didn’t know that it would eventually be called “ThinQ”. We knew that eventually we’d need to come to our audience to explain LG’s position on AI.” This all came to fruition in a recent update that brought along the AI Cam feature we first saw in the LG V30S ThinQ, as well as Bright Mode, which does a surprisingly good job of brightening low-light environments with software improvements. But even without a plan in place, LG knew that its phone would be primed to evolve over time. “Our version [of Ubisoft’s model] ensures that the phone hardware that we invest in can grow and be built upon – even if we don’t currently know what we’re going to do to improve it.” Addressing matters from the past, which at times involves course-correcting when you’re wrong, isn’t something that many companies, particularly large Android phone manufacturers, want to own up to. It’s far easier to bury the hatchet and keep moving forward, but LG is just one of a few to make this consumer-focused change. Lee shared that LG’s goal is to limit buyer’s remorse by “making sure that if you’ve purchased an LG product, we’re going to keep finding ways to make that ownership rewarding.” Of course, we’ll only see how well this strategy pans out once the LG G7 ThinQ makes its splash.

11. dome888

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

as usual LG=no updates

12. Jacksie66 unregistered

Not really. My LG V30 plus dual sim got updated to oreo today here in Ireland.

13. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Korea's no.1 boy idol group.

14. surfacegoon

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 26, 2018

it's EXO missy...

15. Ali888

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 13, 2018

They all have the same hair

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