Snapdragon 845, IP68 rating, and fantastic audio features

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Last year’s LG G6 was a solid smartphone, but it received a fair amount of criticism for launching with the previous year’s flagship processor. That’s not to say it was a bad phone by any stretch of the imagination, though it didn’t exactly stand out when compared to, say, the Galaxy S8. The company isn’t taking that same approach to this year’s flagship phone, however — the LG G7 ThinQ specs are as top-of-the-line as you can get in early 2018.

Check out the full list of LG G7 specs below:

  LG G7 ThinQ
Display 6.1-inch LCD FullVision display
3,120 x 1,440 resolution
1,000-nit brightness
19.5:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
2.8GHz, octa-core
GPU Adreno 630
RAM 4/6GB
Storage 64/128GB
MicroSD expansion up to 2TB
Cameras Rear
Main camera: 16MP sensor, ƒ/1.6 aperture, 71° field-of-view, 1.0µm pixel size
Secondary camera: 16MP sensor, ƒ/1.9 aperture, Crystal Clear Lens, 107° field-of-view, 1.0µm pixel size

Front
8MP sensor, ƒ/1.9 aperture, 80° field-of-view

Audio Boombox Speaker
DTS:X 3D Surround Sound
Hi-Fi Quad DAC
3.5mm headphone jack
Battery 3,000mAh
Non-removable
Quick Charge 3.0
Qi wireless charging
USB Type-C port
IP rating IP68
MIL-STD 810G certification
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
Software Android 8.0 Oreo
LG UX with AI Pack 2.0
Dimensions and weight 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
162g
Colors new platinum gray, new aurora black, new moroccan blue, raspberry rose

Let’s start out with what’s perhaps the most interesting part of the spec sheet, the display. As mentioned a few weeks ago, the LG G7 ThinQ sports a 6.1-inch Quad HD+ (3,120 x 1,440) 19.5:9 display with a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits. That display will cover 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color space for accurate color reproduction, and it will automatically analyze how you use your phone and optimize it for a specific activity. It’ll adapt to six screen color settings — Auto, Eco, Cinema, Sports, Game, and Expert — depending on what you’re doing with the phone.

There’s also a notch at the top of the display that houses the front-facing camera sensor and earpiece. If you aren’t a fan, you can “turn off” the notch in the settings menu. Basically, this lets you fill in the top of the status bar with black to hide the cutout. You’ll still have status bar icons on either side of the camouflaged notch but it won’t be as much of an eyesore.

Powering this device is the Snapdragon 845 SoC with the Adreno 630 GPU, and either 4 or 6GB of RAM. There’s also 64 or 128GB of onboard storage, depending on how much RAM you choose (Note: for the U.S. market, the LG G7 will only be available in the 4GB/64GB version).

Around back, LG included a dual-camera setup with two 16MP sensors (f/1.6 + f/1.9). The secondary wide-angle sensor boasts a 107-degree field-of-view, while the primary sensor has a 71-degree field-of-view. The front-facing shooter has also been upgraded to an 8MP sensor with an f/1.9 aperture.

LG phones have always provided a solid audio experience, and the G7 ThinQ is no different. The phone actually uses its inner space as a resonance chamber to boost bass and deliver all-around louder audio. It also comes with a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC and DTS:X 3D Surround Sound support.

In addition, it sports a 3,000mAh battery, an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, and runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Unfortunately, it’s not launching with the latest version of Android, 8.1.

What are your thoughts on the LG G7 ThinQ specs? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to check out our related LG G7 ThinQ coverage below:

LG G7 ThinQ specs: Fantastic audio and a super bright screen

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