It’s smartphone launch season and LG kicked things off with its G7 event that occurred on May 2 in New York City. The South Korean company introduced a flagship smartphone for 2018 with ‘ThinQ’ branding known as the LG G7 ThinQ. This is the seventh installment of the LG G Series, but brings that name twist thanks to LG’s addition of AI. After reading all our content and the news over recent weeks, what are your thoughts on the LG G6 successor? Are you picking one up?
Like a few other Android OEMs, LG has been loosing large sums of money of recent years in its mobile division. Despite launching new and unique smartphones, the company hasn’t been able to get things right and turn things around. Many thought LG would skip a flagship phone for this year to conserve costs, especially after MWC 2018 when only new shades of LG G6 and a minor upgrade to LG V30 were announced. Shortly after, reports began circulating about a delayed launch of an LG G7. Flash forward a few months and we got it. LG will be looking for a comeback with the device that is a pretty substantial upgrade when compared with last year’s model. The LG G7 ThinQ adopts lots of market trends and a new and different modern design that makes it very similar to the competition. This worries us a bit because it gets away from what LG has done in the best. It’s a crowded market out there, and LG will need to bring back loyalists and gain switchers to be more successful with this model. We know LG’s release and availability information, as the phone will become available in US markets just a few weeks from now both unlocked and on three carriers. Considering it’s sometimes months after an announcement that LG phones hit shelves, this is pretty good, and pre-orders are expected to go up later this month with perks for early buyers.
I know there have been rumors of an LG V35 ThinQ and LG V40 ThinQ already as well as an upcoming hybrid Wear OS watch, but let’s take a step back to when the LG G7 ThinQ was first announced. The company didn’t hold a livestream but did have a live event that was quite the scene with various media. Despite us knowing what was coming due to numerous teasers prior to the event, LG brought the house and surprised us with some new features and AI abilities. People seem excited about the phone, despite its inclusion of the often criticized display notch that is becoming more mainstream. Once we dive deeper into testing the review units, we’ll be able to bring you hands-on insight, and there’s a helluva lot to look forward to. We’ll also rank the phone on our list of 2018’s Best Android Smartphones thus far. To learn why we’re confident it’ll make the list, catch up on some of our coverage of LG’s G7 ThinQ event at the links below as well as all our coverage of the phone since.
This brings us to our poll of the week. Did LG do better this year? Does the phone live up to all your expectations? Is it a worthy upgrade over LG G6, LG V30 or LG V30S ThinQ? Are you considering a purchase? Let us know in the comment section below this post and submit your response in our weekly poll. The poll will remain open all week and we look forward to hearing your response.
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