Sometimes when you see leaked pictures of a phone online, you can take them with a grain of salt. Then when noted leaker (is that a word?) Evan Blass (@evleaks) leaks pictures of an upcoming phone, you can pretty much expect it to be what the phone will look like. That brings me to the upcoming flagship from LG. This is the – maybe a little controversial – LG G7 ThinQ. I’m guessing that’s pronounced think. I say controversial because a previous leak was covered by yours truly just over a month ago. In that leak (from TechnoBuffalo), it was speculated that LG might go with that dreaded notch. This newest leak leaves speculation in the dust.
I think it’s very safe to say the G7 ThinQ will be a flagship through and through. This means we’ll see a Snapdragon 845, 6-ish inch Quad HD 18:9 screen, and standard and wide angle lens the way only LG can. The rest of the specs I would imagine would fall in line with the rest of flagships these days. You may notice an additional button on the side. I wouldn’t imagine it being a power button considering LG likes to put theirs on the back with the fingerprint sensor. It has been speculated it is an AI button. I don’t see LG creating their own AI software (thank God!). Instead, they have been baking Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to their appliances and TV offerings. So, if we want to keep this in the good section, that button would launch Assistant or Alexa. It’s not necessary, but still a bit helpful, I suppose. I can’t forget this: they are keeping the headphone jack! THANK YOU LG!!
A lot of people might not even care about this, but I do. Last year, LG offered two versions of the G6. If you lived in the US, you got wireless charging. If you lived outside the US, you got a heavenly (yes, heavenly) Quad DAC. No one got both; it was one or the other. I HOPE LG can borrow a little from the V30 and get both the Quad DAC and wireless charging
There’s no getting around it – the notch just looks bad. Here’s the funny thing about that situation. LG actually made a post on Reddit asking people what they thought about the notch. After an overwhelmingly negative response to the notch, they decided to delete the post.
Regardless who you give the blame (credit?) to, Apple or Essential, I think the notch is here to stay. So let’s take that out of the equation. The G7 ThinQ (really LG? ThinQ?) is a damn good-looking phone. LG seriously does not get enough credit for their phones. They actually make some really good devices.
What Do You Think of the LG G7 ThinQ?
What do you think? Would you buy a phone with a notch, no matter how good the rest of the phone is? Or is a notch an automatic “no” for you? Let us know how you feel in the comments!