Details on LG’s future smartphone have been heating up. We know it’ll have ‘ThinQ’ branding and a whole lot more. Despite reports claiming LG would skip a flagship Android smartphone this year to conserve money, we’ll be getting one after all just a little late. This may have been due to the level of competition, and products like new shades of LG G6 and a LG V30S ThinQ device were introduced while we wait. The phone said to have been begun from scratch will launch alongside an alleged LG G7 ThinQ Plus with more storage and possible Wear OS watch known as LG Watch Timepiece.
The LG G7 ThinQ will be unveiled at an event in NYC on May 2, and now we know it’ll have a super bright and tall 6.1-inch screen. According to a trusted source who first reported on the news, the display will be of IPS LCD technology rather than POLED. The POLED technology was utilized on phones like LG V30 and Pixel 2 XL, having some issues. To play things safe, it seems IPS LCD will be the screen tech of choice. Despite this, the display is said to cover 100% of the DCI-P3 color space for accurate and true-to-life colors. LG will even let users play around with the colors in settings with various screen modes available to one’s adjusting. Samsung has a feature very similar.
LG’s display will also go up to 1000 nits of brightness, which is the highest of any flagship smartphone we’ve seen. This should make the screen visible even in the outdoors, which is a huge plus for people who spend a lot of time there. Best of all, the screen will still be power efficient, 30% over recent LG phones.
When compared to modern-day Android smartphones and past LG models like the LG G6 and LG V30S ThinQ, the LG G7 ThinQ will be even taller and narrower at an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The trend has been 18:9, so this is getting to be a whole new form factor for more space on-screen. LG may take advantage of it in its software by including an additional row for housing apps on the homescreen.
The new aspect ratio is the first of its kind in the world of Android and that’s because of the display notch up top. Unfortunately, that takes up a bit of screen space, but how LG plans to implement it could make it better or worse. The notch by LG is a big move in being like the competition. This indicates LG’s movement into modern and trendy design language. In fact, LG and OEMs are not the only ones embracing the notch, Google’s Android P software overhaul adopts it and lets users tinker with different notch styles. We do expect to get an option to disable it, which I know I’ll be doing shall I get the phone.
LG will need to impress with its new phone to get people to upgrade. The display looks to be one big improvement, but I hope there are more. The company has taken its time with this model and needs a comeback phone more now than ever. Now that we know about the display, there’s not much left though that we have not heard about. Given all the leaks, are you looking forward to LG’s next flagship? Drop a comment below and let us know what you want to see on Wednesday.
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SOURCE [Android Central]