After putting off the announcement of the LG G7 during the Mobile World Congress, the Korean brand finally has a confirmed launch date for their latest flagship. The unveiling will happen on May 2 in New York City and on May 3 at the I’PARK Mall in Seoul. Locally, the release is scheduled towards the latter part of next month.
The LG G7 is the first G series smartphone to adopt the ThinQ name, which was primarily used to brand LG’s home appliances and consumer electronics that utilize artificial intelligence. It is the second smartphone to incorporate AI technology, with the LG V30S preceding it. Its features include voice recognition, Vision AI and new ways to interact with the smartphone, including improved interconnectivity with other LG ThinQ devices such as TV and other home appliances.
“Now is the time when manufacturers have to pay close attention to what customers actually need and want for their smartphones,” says Hwang Jeong-hwan, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With the LG G7 ThinQ, LG is continuing to deliver on its promise to enhance core technologies to meet customers’ real life needs by incorporating AI technologies that are more than features, they are part of the user experience.”
The LG G7’s predecessor, the LG G6 was locally launched in April of 2017. It featured a 5.7-inch fullvision display, 18:9 aspect ration, a dual lens 13-megapixel camera, HDR 10 support, Dolby Vision and Google Assistant. The G7 is expected to have the same things but with a few more tricks up its sleeves. What they are exactly, we will find out soon enough.