Last month, leaked images shed some light on LG’ next flagship phone. We saw the design of the phone and a couple of interesting features. We didn’t, however, got any kind of sneak peek from the company itself, LG refraining from teasing the release date, at least. Now, rumor is the phone will debut in a matter of weeks… although the name is still subject to change.
Apparently, LG G7 was shown to a select few behind closed doors, the company deciding against showcasing it at the Mobile World Congress booth. That’s how we found out about the impressive display and other premium specs (check them all here!). However, we didn’t have the whole picture.
Leaker Evan Blass came to the rescue with the… name. Yep, LG is apparently trying to spice up the phone by adding the “ThinQ” term in the name.
Goodbye, LG G7. Hello, LG G7 ThinQ.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 3, 2018
The new name is definitely pointing to some AI features, although it’s a mouthful! Plus, there are rumors that G7 ThinQ will also get a physical AI button below the volume keys.
Some sources claim it will be 5G-enabled and sport an iris scanner for the first time. We’re inclined to believe the latter, since the company has filed a patent for the technology. If the papers are right, the phone will surprise users with a faster tech than the one used by Samsung, that follows variations in pupil size.
LG G7 ThinQ will also be water-resistant, offer wireless charging and feature stereo speakers. As for price, expect to sell for more than $729 (starting price for G6).