LG to Highlight AI On G7 ThinQ Phone, Slated for May 2 Reveal
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LG today said it will unveil its next flagship smartphone at a pair of events, one in New York City on May 2 and another in its home city of Seoul, South Korea, on May 3. The G7 ThinQ will be among a new wave of handsets from LG to include what it calls Empathy AI, or the ability to perform more thinking tasks, particularly with respect to the camera. LG says the G7 ThinQ will "upgrade the performance and convenience of 'sympathetic AI', as well as the ability to work with other devices." LG has been adding elements of artificial intelligence to its other product lines, such as television sets and refrigerators. LG hasn't said much else about the G7 ThinQ, though leaked images suggest the phone may have a notch like other devices released over the course of the last year.
LG recently rolled out two new entries in its G7 range. The G7 Fit and G7 One have the same basic appearance as the flagship G7, but aren't quite the same when it comes to the in-hand experience.
LG's update to its flagship phone keeps the design mostly the same while making strides where it really counts: under the hood. This year's phone is slim, powerful, and loud thanks to its metal-and-glass design, Snapdragon 845 processor and AI Camera, and massively loud speaker.
The G7 ThinQ is LG's latest Android flagship phone. It wraps a dual-camera system, top-of-the-line processor, and audiophile components in a metal-and-glass chassis that's sleek, modern, and waterproof.
May 21, 2018
T-Mobile today revealed launch plans for the LG G7 ThinQ. Pre-sales for the phone begin Friday, May 25, with general retail availability starting June 1.
Aug 28, 2018
LG today announced the G7 One and G7 Fit, phones that share the basic design of the G7 ThinQ but dial back the specs in order to make them less expensive. Shared features between the two include 6.1-inch quad HD+ LCD displays (3,120 by 1,440 pixels), 3,000mAh batteries with QuickCharge 3.0, LTE 4G, WiFi, NFC, and USB-C connectors.