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LG G7 ThinQ Features: Optional Notch, AI Cam And More

LG confirmed that it plans to reveal the G7 ThinQ on May 2, but that’s not the only bit of news about the handset that’s circulating right now. We’re also hearing rumors about the LG G7 ThinQ features and specs, as reported by a tech blog that reportedly saw official internal documentation about the phone from the Korean electronics firm.

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LG G7 ThinQ features: to notch, or not to notch

Android Headlines describes the G7 ThinQ as “a feature-rich smartphone, powered by AI.” The tech blog revealed some pretty interesting features. One of the more interesting LG G7 ThinQ features is the company’s apparent desire to play both sides of the great “notch” debate. The iPhone X kicked off the debate over the notch, as some users detested it, while others liked it, and since then, several other smartphones have popped up sporting their own versions of the iPhone X’s notch.

It seems that LG wants its next smartphone to cater to both notch lovers and notch haters because the G7 ThinQ will have an optional notch, according to AH. Using software, LG will reportedly offer users a choice between an edge-to-edge display or hiding the notch, which basically just means that the phone will slap a bar over the notch, running along the display’s top edge. The notch will still be home to the front camera and the speaker for the ear, but the phone will simply hide it underneath the bar, which also reduces the amount of display space on the top.

Of course, LG will probably try to advertise this phone as having an optional notch, but in reality, the notch will always be there. The choice is whether to cover it up or not.

Artificial intelligence leads the list of LG G7 ThinQ features

We’re always hearing about artificial intelligence these days, so it should come as no surprise that AI makes a strong appearance in the LG G7 ThinQ features. Apparently, the company plans to advertise its AI technology as the central point of its next smartphone, which makes sense, given the use of “ThinQ” in the phone’s name. ThinQ is the name of LG’s artificial intelligence, and AH reports that the technology will be closely integrated with the phone’s most important components and features.

For example, the tech blog reports that the AI Cam will be included among the LG G7 ThinQ features. The company is integrating its AI with the camera on the G7 and including four different enhanced filters which will enable users to optimize their photos for certain aspects like contrast or color. The phone will even reportedly offer suggestions for optimization on photos. It’s also expected to offer features such as exposure adjustments to offset negative impacts from direct sunlight. The phone will also reportedly be able to identify whatever the user is taking a photo of and is expected to include support for Google Lens.

LG’s AI Cam is also expected to include several other features, including “superpixels,” which basically just sounds like improved low-light shooting. Other camera items among the LG G7 ThinQ features include dual 16MP rear-facing cameras, with one being a standard lens and the other being a wide-angle lens. Other camera features are expected to include camera stickers in both 2D and 3D options, some of which are likely to be animated.

Other LG G7 ThinQ features

As would be expected, the LG G7 ThinQ features will also include a lot of aspects that LG will likely market as exciting, but for the average user, they really aren’t. For example, AH states that the company is including a “Boombox Speaker,” which basically is just a fancy term for the speaker technology used in the phone. This isn’t the most earth-shattering feature that will excite the average user.

Other such features include far-field voice recognition for the voice assistant and a tweaked version of Google Assistant.

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