LG's G7 ThinQ offers AI-powered cameras, bright display


Posted at May 03 2018 08:28 AM

MANILA - LG on Thursday announced the seventh generation of its premium G-series phones, offering artificial intelligence-powered dual cameras, an ultra-bright display, and a screen that is stamped with an iPhone X-style notch.

The G7 ThinQ uses AI to automatically adjust the camera settings depending on the subject, a feature it first introduced on the V30S ThinQ earlier this year.

The dual cameras at the back can shoot clear pictures at night, and as in past LG devices, can take wide angle photos.

The LCD display can go as bright as 1,000 nits, nearly twice as much as competing flagships, LG said. The phone runs Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor, according to the chip manufacturer.

A key on the left side of the phone, below the volume rocker, summons the Google Assistant. The AI helper can also be summoned by voice, even at a distance, without talking directly into the device, LG said.

No other specifications were available on the LG website. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced. In the Philippines, LG official stores are selling last year's flagships, the G6 and the V30+.

LG's South Korean compatriot, Samsung, has released the Galaxy S9 and S9+, also offering improved low-light cameras and a brighter display.

China's Huawei started selling last week its P20 Pro and P20 phones, with Leica-engineered triple cameras on the larger model. Both phones also have AI-assisted cameras.