Not that there was any doubt following the last couple of leaks concerning LG’s long-awaited sequel to the G6, but the faltering Korean smartphone vendor just confirmed its next flagship’s official branding once and for all. We now also know when and where to expect the LG G7 ThinQ to be formally unveiled, with a predictable and oft-rumored central focus on AI-enhanced convenience.
Although the V30S ThinQ is less than a couple of months old, LG already intends to improve the performance and versatility of its Voice AI and Vision AI functionality on the G7 ThinQ, taking the wraps off the new phone in New York on May 2, and Seoul on May 3. The chaebol is not keen to share other official specs and features just yet, but of course, we know precisely what to expect.
The latest leaked render making the rounds on the interwebs even confirms all the color options the LG G7 ThinQ will be available in around the world, including Aurora Black, Platinum Grey, Raspberry Rose, and two different shades of “Moroccan Blue”, with your choice of a glossy or matte finish.
We get another good look at both the iPhone X-inspired notch and centered, vertically-aligned dual rear camera setup today, along with an LG logo at the back, but no sign of exterior G-series branding. The notch, while not particularly large, should easily accommodate a selfie shooter and earpiece speaker, with four side buttons most likely including an “AI switch” similar to Samsung’s reviled Bixby shortcut. Don’t forget to save the May 2 date, and keep your eye on LG’s newsroom, where several announcements of key selling points will probably follow.