LG had kept its LG G7 ThinQ under wraps for a long time until just last week when the company confirmed the flagship smartphone. A new leaked render gives us more detail than ever before by exposing the full front of the unit in a leaked render.
Details on LG’s future smartphone code-named ‘Judy’ have been heating up and we know it’ll have the ‘ThinQ’ branding. Despite reports claiming LG would skip a flagship Android smartphone this year to conserve money, we will get one that looks similar to the LG G7 Neo that popped up at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. LG did not announce a new flagship smartphone at the event, which it has done in years past, which may have been due to the level of competition. Instead, the South Korean company showed off new shades of LG G6 and a new LG V30 known as LG V30S ThinQ. The phone said to have been begun from scratch will launch alongside an alleged LG G7 Plus at a private event on May 2. This is much later than usual for a G-Series flagship.
Though LG has cleared a lot of suspicion up, there is much left to be learned about the upcoming LG G7 ThinQ. Other than AI features coming over from the LG V30S ThinQ, LG seems to be following the lines of Apple’s iPhone X and other phones with a notch design for this phone. We knew about this beforehand, but now it’s coming into reality. A notch on this phone would not surprise many since it has become a trend. LG is not the only one embracing the notch, in fact, Google’s Android P software overhaul let’s manufacturers and users tinker with different notch styles. However, LG will be among the largest companies to adopt it yet. Unlike the iPhone X though, the LG G7 ThinQ is expected to include an ability to hide the notch design using software.
The leaked image shows the device’s AI button and power button to the side of the phone, which will be a design change from past LG phones. This is signalling LG’s movement into modern and trendy design language for 2018 phones and away from its past time. The power button may or may not house a fingerprint scanner, which we know LG was considering moving due to its inability to mount the reader below the phone’s front glass.
With only a few weeks to go, it would not surprise us if more is learned from LG and various leakers. We hope the Korean company has some tricks up its sleeve to make LG G7 ThinQ stand out in a competitive market, because they’ll have to if this phone is to sell in good quantities. Drop any of your thoughts in the comments.
SOURCE [Evan Blass on Twitter]