LG will brand all its AI-driven appliances including a new G7 smartphone as ThinQ.
ThinQ covers home appliances for the home, laundry and kitchen and works with Google Assistant (some items have Amazon Alexa support as well). GadgetGuy has an overview of the CES 21018 ThinQ announcement here.
It recently upgraded its V30S to ThinQ. The G7 will be launched on 2 May. Australian pricing and availability will follow.
“Now is the time when manufacturers must pay close attention to what customers need and want for their smartphones,” said Hwang Jeong-hwan, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
“With the LG G7 ThinQ, LG is continuing to deliver on its promise to enhance core technologies to meet customers’ real-life needs by incorporating AI technologies that are more than features; they are part of the user experience.”
Details of the G7 are scarce
It was a glaring omission from the recent Mobile World Congress. We expect
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
4/64GB RAM/storage and a micro-SD card
6” 18:9, 3120 x 1440 POLED screen with an Applesque notch (later rumours suggest it is an IPS LED screen)
Dual rear cameras – normal and telephoto
Five colours – red, black, grey, and blue in gloss or matte
An AI button (like Bixby) but likely for Google Assistant
5mm combo audio jack
Bottom firing speaker and earpiece (for stereo)
GadgetGuy’s take – the G7 will be a formidable upper-mid-range phone
LG’s V series is its flagship competing directly with the Samsung Galaxy Series.