LG G7 and G7+ ThinQ Philippines Price, Seven Key Features, and Full Specs

I made this blog post for TP readers who are big fans of LG Mobile.

This entry aims to collate all relevant details about the 2018 LG G7 and LG G7+ ThinkQ flagship-level Android smartphones.

Trust that I'll update this post every time I get fresh information about these upcoming handsets.

Update on June 14, 2018: LG G7 ThinQ has just been officially launched in the Philippines via an exclusive media event held at 'Yes Please' at The Bonifacio Global City. Official suggested retail price of the 2018 flagship smartphone base model is PHP 42,990.

LG G7 and G7+ are the exact same device - donning the same design, display, processor, and imaging capabilities - except that the latter has 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM compared to the 4GB RAM plus 64GB combo of the former.

LG G7 ThinkQ Philippines

According to LG, these two premium models - which supersede the LG G6 from 2017 - combine useful AI features with attractive design and the latest audio-visual mobile technologies to provide top-notch 2018 smartphone experience.

Here are seven notable features of the LG G7 ThinkQ:

1. Gorgeous Design

Like its main rivals, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Apple iPhone X, LG G7 ThinQ has a glass-metal-glass-sandwich-with-rounded-corners design language, which many users would highly elegant and sleek. Compared to those two, however, LG's new flagship has a more symmetric look at the back as its camera module and fingerprint scanner are lined right smack in the upper middle portion.

2. Rugged Build

Aside from looking great, the new G-Series phones are IP68 Certified Dust and Water Resistant. They have also passed MIL-STD 810G tests by the United States military, which evaluate the performance of gadgets in harsh environments.

LG G7 ThinkQ Philippines

3. Large Viewing Area on a Very Handy Device

LG G7 ThinQ features a 6.1-inch QHD+ 3120 x 1440 pixels display with 19.5:9 FullVision screen ratio and a bottom bezel that's almost 50 percent slimmer than LG G6's. This Super Bright Display can also be viewed clearly even under direct sunlight.

The screen has six different viewing modes: Auto, Cinema, Sports,Eco, Game, and Expert. In Auto mode, the device automatically analyzes the content that's being displayed and optimizes image quality and energy consumption. You can then fine tune the look by adjusting the temperature and RGB levels.

Like many upper midrange and flagship handsets this year, LG G7 ThinkQ has a notch, which houses the New Second Screen. The display can be expanded to look bezel-less or - if you don't like the notch - the notification bar can be completely blacked out. You can even change the notification bar to another color to make it more personal.

LG G7 ThinkQ Philippines
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4. More Powerful Imaging Capabilities

LG G7 ThinQ sports a higher resolution 8MP camera in front with wide f/1.9 aperture, allowing you to snap clear, more natural-looking selfies even when there's little ambient light.

The Dual Camera module at the back is made up of a 16 MegaPixel f/1.6 shooter with OIS, PDAF, Laser AutoFocus, and standard 71-degress field of view plus another 16MP cam with f/1.9 aperture and a wide-angle 101-degrees lens.

The secondary cam now captures images with less edge distortion, making it an ideal partner for adventurers who love snapping landscape photos.

The two rear cams likewise enable Portrait Mode where the background of the subject is beautifully blurred. This effect can be applied to both standard and wide-angle photos.

5. Smarter Cameras Through AI Technology

LG G7 and G7+ ThinQ builds upon the AI Camera features of the LG V30S ThinQ. The AI CAM now offers 19 intelligent shooting modes that automatically figure out what's in front of the lens and adjust the settings instantly to deliver the best possible look for the photo.

Low light photography using the LG G7 ThinQ Series is now better with Super Bright Camera, which produces images that are up to four times brighter and more crisp than photos shot using most cameraphones in dim light. The AI algorithm combines pixel binning and software processing to accomplish this.

LG G7 ThinkQ Philippines

6. Powerhouse Internal Hardware

LG G7 and G7+ ThinQ are right up there with the most beastly smartphones of 2018 -- thanks to its powerful innards, headlined by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 flagship-level processor that enables top-notch 3D gaming performance and overall touch experience while being more energy-efficient that every other Qualcomm chipset that came before it.

7. Industry-Leading Audio Performance on a Smartphone

This year's G-Series phones have an innovative Boombox Speaker system that makes use of the the internal space of the device as a resonance chamber to deliver twice bass sound of conventional smartphones. In fact, when placed on a solid surface or box, G7 and G7+ ThinQ utilize their resonance chamber as a woofer to amplify the bass effect.

These models are also the first to offer DTS:X virtual 3D sound for all content -- up to 7.1 channel audio using the earphones. And like its predecessors in the flagship-level, the LG G7 and G7+ ThinQ are also equipped with a Hi-Fi Quad DAC for incredibly rich sound recording quality.

LG G7 ThinkQ Philippines

TechPinas Random Thoughts about LG G7 and G7 ThinQ

1. Prices of smartphones in the upper midrange and flagship levels have generally increased this year and I'm expecting LG to follow this trend. As such, I don't think these two models will be priced like the LG G6 from 2017. Right now, I'm guessing that the LG G7 ThinQ will go for around Php 46K to 49K while LG G7+ will be in the range of Php 52K to 53K if and when they land here within the next several weeks.

2. I think by giving these models a powerful wide-angle secondary rear camera as opposed to a telephoto cam like what's on the iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, LG is trying to attract a different set of mobile imaging enthusiasts -- specifically those who love snapping landscape photos.

3. Since the LG G3, my main issue with this Korean company's flagship smartphones is their short battery life. Frankly, I'm kind of worried that this model only has a 3,000 mAh Li-Po battery pack, which is oddly small given the size of the display. I'm just hoping that the renowned energy efficiency of the Snapdragon 845 chip would be enough to extend the device's uptime with regular use.

4. I think LG is wise in making the "Plus" variant just more powerful inside instead of having a larger display. This minimizes the manufacturing cost while making the V-Series more enticing when it lands.

5. LG G7 and G7+ ThinkQ are also cleverly positioned in between Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in terms of size. So if you're one of those who think that SGS9 is too small but S9+ is already too big, you might want to check out any of these two 2018 G-Series models.

So there you go! Now, I throw the ball back to you. Let me know your thoughts about the LG G7 and G7+ ThinQ models. Are you planning to purchase one of them this year? Leave a comment or message me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I'll be waiting. Cheers!

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specifications Table
Product Name LG G7 and G7+ ThinkQ
Main Category Flagship-Level Android Smartphones with Dual Rear Camera
Dimensions153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight 162 grams
Display 6.1 inches, QuadHD+ 1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, IPS, 564 ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 82.6%
Screen Protection Curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Protection Against Elements IP68 Certified Dust-and-Water-Resistant and MIL-STD-810G Compliant
Front Camera 8 MegaPixels, f/1.9 Aperture, 80-Degrees Field of View
Rear Camera Dual Camera Module:

16 MegaPixels, f/1.6 Aperture, 71-Degrees Field of View, PDAF, Laser AutoFocus, Optical Image Stabilization, Dual Tone LED Flash

16 MegaPixels, f/1.9 Aperture, 107-Degrees Wide-Angle Field of View, PDAF, Laser AutoFocus
Video Rear: 2160p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, with 24-bit/192kHz Stereo Sound
Front: 1030p 30ps
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo
User Interface LG Experience
Chipset Octa-Core (4 x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold + 4 x 1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver), Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
GPU Adreno 630
RAM LG G7 = 4GB / G7+ = 6GB
ROM LG G7 = 64GB / LG G7+ = 128GB Options
microSD Card Slotvia Secondary nanoSIM slot, Up to 400GB
Battery Non-Removable 3,000 mAh Li-Po, Fast Charging, Wireless Charging Support
Charging Port USB Type C 3.1
WiFi802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE LTE-A, Cat16
Dual SIM Capability Yes, 2X nanoSIM
Gyroscope Yes
Fingerprint Scanner Yes, Back
Facial Recognition Yes
Shell Material Aluminum, Glass
Colors New Moroccan Blue, Raspberry Rose, New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black
Price TechPinas Price Guesstimate in the Philippines:
LG G7 ThinQ = Php 46,000 to Php 49,000
Official SRP in the Philippines = PHP 42,990

LG G7+ ThinQ = Php 52,000 to Php 53,000
(No word yet on its availability)
Availability in The Philippines Guesstimate: May or June 2018
Official Release Date in the Philippines: June 14, 2018

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