LG launches new G7 ThinQ flagship phone in South AfricaBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 24 May 2018 | Categories: news
Things have been a bit quiet on the flagship front from LG of late, with the V30S ThinQ debuted at MWC 18 not landing in South Africa. That changed today, however, with the company revealing their new G7 ThinQ smartphone at a local launch event. The device is expected to be available to purchase during the first week of June, with Vodacom, MTN and Telkom Mobile all set to carry the phone.
Along with being the first official LG flagship phone to come to SA in 2018, it will also be the first mobile device to sport LG's ThinQ AI technology, with it being used primarily for the camera at this stage. It also touts Google Assistant and features a few tools from the Mountain View-based company.
As far as pricing goes, the G7 ThinQ (black colour only) will cost a recommended R13 999, with contract pricing said to start around the R649 p/m mark with local networks. No official listings have been made yet, so the contract price may change.
In terms of specifications, the G7 ThinQ sports a 6.1" QHD+ display (3120x1440) with bezel-less design and the current mobile trend of a screen notch. Added to this is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB onboard storage (microSd slot for up to 400 GB). Other notable aspects include a dual camera setup on the rear, comprising of a 16 MP standard and 16 MP wide-angle option, as well as an IP68-rated waterproofness and dust resistance.
With Samsung and Huawei already releasing devices this year with similar specifications, it should prove interesting to see how the LG G7 ThinQ fares against the competition.
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