LG is set to debut its next flagship smartphone, the G7 ThinQ, on May 2nd. But in typical LG fashion, the company is already unveiling some of the features of the handset beforehand.
In a press release, LG confirmed the G7 will ship with a 6.1-inch display. The company says the phone will have the “brightest and most vibrant display on the smartphone market today.” LG touts the phone will be able to reach a peak brightness level of 1,000 nits which is really impressive. Of course, Samsung’s Galaxy S9 can do the same thing, but it does require auto brightness to be on and the phone to be in direct sunlight. Therefore, it should be interesting to see if LG requires the same or if users can manually crank the screen up to 1,000 nits.
Also noted in the release is what type of screen LG will be using. Contradictory to rumors, the company says the G7 will come with an LCD panel and not OLED. It’s unclear why the company has made this decision since last year’s V30 packed an OLED panel, but I guess LG has its reasons. Many reviewers didn’t think LG’s OLED panels last year were very good anyway.
LG also says the G7 will pack a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, the same featured on the iPhone X. The screen will cover the entire DCI-P3 color space and ship with six screen color settings. Additionally, in the photos below, it looks like the company is also confirming you’ll be able to hide the notch cut out at the top of the display if you wish. Of course, this feature may not look that good considering the phone will be using an LCD panel and not OLED, but I won’t make any judgments until I see the device in person.
As for what else we can expect with the G7, rumors point to the device including a glass body and a Snapdragon 845 processor. It’ll also come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Android 8.0 Oreo will likely stand as the base of its software, and a 3,000mAh battery will supply a charge. We also expect to see a headphone jack and a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left side of the handset (hence the ThinQ branding).
We expect to hear a lot more about the G7 in the coming days so stay tuned.