NoNotchPls, 11 Apr 2018I know these are just renders.. could be true could be not.. But god help us all if its true..... moreI could t agree with you more ,bloody ugly notches on every single phone coming out,please Samsung donÂ’t follow this trend
I know these are just renders.. could be true could be not.. But god help us all if its true.. WTH it has a top bezel and a notch! Nobody is going to achieve anything with the supposedly "extra screen real estate" you give us with a notch! It only makes the phone look asymmetrical and ugly af!
We now know that the LG G7 ThinQ will be announced on May 2, but you donÂ’t have to wait until then to hear all about it, as a massive leak has just detailed many aspects of the phone.
Android Headlines has obtained Â‘internal LG documentationÂ’ from a Â‘reliable sourceÂ’, and while it hasnÂ’t printed the documentation (in order to protect the sourceÂ’s identity) it has shared the information contained within, much of which is focused on the dual-lens rear camera.
The camera apparently has two 16MP lenses, one of which is a standard camera with an f/1.6 aperture, while the other is a wide-angle one with a 107-degree field of view.
It should be highly capable in low light, as thereÂ’s supposedly a Bright Mode, which combines pixels to form a Â‘superpixelÂ’, leading to up to four times brighter pictures and videos than the LG G6 or LG V30 range is capable of.
The G7 ThinQ also apparently has a variety of camera features and modes, including animated stickers, a manual mode, Live Photos (which takes multiple snaps and can combine them into a short video) and the now expected portrait mode, which works using both the front and rear cameras and can blur the background of an image.
AI also play a big role in the camera, as the LG G7 ThinQ will apparently be able to detect what youÂ’re pointing the camera at and provide recommended settings and modes to get the optimal shot. Specifically, there will apparently be four Â‘enhanced filter optionsÂ’, providing different levels of optimization based on the likes of contrast, saturation and color.
Brighter screen, louder sound
The leak also details the G7 ThinQÂ’s screen, which will apparently use more white pixels than previous LG phones, resulting in a display thatÂ’s twice as bright as the LG G6Â’s as well as being more colorful, yet supposedly wonÂ’t be any more of a battery drain.
The screen will of course have a notch, as has been leaked heavily, but Â– as weÂ’ve heard before Â– seeing the notch will apparently be optional, as thereÂ’s said to be the ability to black out the top of the screen to hide it.
The screen and camera will also apparently be HDR10-compatible, meaning you can both film HDR10 videos on the phone and play them back on the display.
And the LG G7 ThinQ will apparently have improved speakers. Specifically itÂ’s said to have a Â‘Boombox SpeakerÂ’, which apparently works like a resonance chamber, causing audio to bounce around inside it before being outputted, leading to a louder, more booming sound. The speaker itself is also apparently larger than the one in the LG G6.
The LG G7 ThinQ should be able to hear you better as well, thanks to far-field voice recognition, which supposedly allows it to hear commands from as far as 17 feet away. And speaking of commands, the phone also apparently has an improved version of Google Assistant, which includes 32 Â‘LG-exclusive device-specific tasksÂ’.
If this is all accurate then the LG G7 ThinQ could be an exciting phone, especially when it comes to the camera and screen. As always, weÂ’d take this with a pinch of salt, but the source sounds convincing and this close to launch itÂ’s no surprise that the phone is being heavily leaked.
Notch is not a big deal for me if there was a toggle to minimize it's existence and is also available in watching videos or gaming. A five millimeter additional screen estate formerly occupied by battery, network signal, notification badge and clock is welcome.
Wow LG wtf has happened to your R & D department ? Considering your ahead of the crowd in the Oled TV market it seems you really have no idea in the phone market!
I mean there hasnt been a decent LG phone since the G4! Your latest offering falls way short and should be called the G7 STINQ!
Anonymous, 10 Apr 2018TodayÂ’s IPS Displays arenÂ‘t that bad that it will be gray. Many people say that the differen... moreI agree. If you sit in the dark watching videos it may make a difference because black areas of an OLED don't emit light. But in daylight you see the colour of the substrate, which often isn't that black (look at most OLED devices with the screen off and you can easily see the dark grey substrate is different from the black bezel).
But a lot of kool aid has been drunk about OLEDs by a lot of people - a long-game marketing campaign has been successful.
Disclosure: I'm using a phone with a current generation Samsung OLED panel. Its predecessor was an LCD.
Slayer, 10 Apr 2018I don't mind a notch if it there for a useful purpose rather than just for the sake of it. I w... moreOnly difference is that after Essential phone no one cared about notch. No chinese copies. It become trend after iphone X came out.
Gibby , 10 Apr 2018I fully agree - especially after GSMA did the poll the showed that the majority of people disl... moreI don't mind a notch if it there for a useful purpose rather than just for the sake of it. I wish you people will stop attributing the notch to iFruit company, the first notch on a phone was on the Essential Phone. Get a grip!
The top and bottom bezels are that big, so why on earth the notch.
Look at samsung, almost the same size and no notch. This proves that it's just a trend that is forced to consumers
Rew, 10 Apr 2018So a notch without AMOLED = gray bar if you want to try to hide the notch, that will fail. I j... moreTodayÂ’s IPS Displays arenÂ‘t that bad that it will be gray. Many people say that the difference in black level between OLED and LCD is sooo huge, but that is only in theory, because in reality you wonÂ‘t see much of a difference (written from my iPhone 7 while well knowing my LG OLED TV)
So now we have a top bezel, a notch, an ips display plus two extra buttons on the side of the phone. Well done LG. Keep going... DOWN👎!
Sooooo... You have a 3mm top bezel and a 4 mm bottom bezel and then you have a notch?!? Sorry but it's just ugly. LG what happened? You literally put the camera and earpiece on the display and left the entire top bezel empty! Is the next one gonna have the camera smack down in the center of the display?
Why people are so against notch if you can hide it? We still have black service line on out phones all the time. At least notch makes screens bigger and less bazels. Same about on screen buttons on Android. Most of the time it's black line which makes bottom bazel look huge.
Notch is future for at least next 4-5 years, you want it or not.
People need to stop moaning about the notch already. I used to dislike the notch too, but after reading constant moaning from notch haters, I've changed my mind regarding notches. Personally though I'm gonna wait for Mate 20 Pro or V40 (either with or without notch).
MdN8, 10 Apr 2018I bet that all the notchmakers thought their phone will be the only one with the notch. But th... moreI fully agree - especially after GSMA did the poll the showed that the majority of people dislike the notch.
What a wide ranging epitome of how narrow-minded copycat design reaps little reward for the cash-fast mentality these predominantly Chinese brands seem to be engage in.
Hopefully this will encourage the OEMs to consider a little in house R&D in future, instead of relying on fruit based companies to repeat bad ideas.
So a notch without AMOLED = gray bar if you want to try to hide the notch, that will fail. I just can imagine the tiny sensors there.
No(tch) buy thanks.
Looks good even though it has a notch but there are some problems like no OLED, may be that shitty small 16mp sensor from V30. I really don't mind camera humps they should have put a bigger sensor, a 1/2.6inch would be good in balancing hump and size so win for everyone