The next company in the unending lineup of spring smartphone launches is LG, which has promised us a May 2 launch for its next flagship phone. After the LG G6, everyone was expecting the next phone to be called the LG G7, but LG is throwing us a branding curve ball and going with the much more awkward name of “LG G7 ThinQ.
The image shows pretty much what we were expecting: a front design with an iPhone X-style notched display, rear dual-camera design, and the weird ThinQ branding. This new leak shows the phone from every angle, allowing us to see the USB-C port on the bottom along with the returning headphone jack.
The button layout looks to be different this year on LG’s flagship. LG has typically gone with a rear fingerprint reader that has a physical click action, allowing it to double as a power button. Every leak we’ve seen of the G7 so far includes a traditional side-mounted power button, so presumably LG is going with a regular, non-clicky fingerprint reader. Also surprising: a whole extra side button. According to a report from Cnet, this button will launch the Google Assistant.
The rumored specs are pretty standard for a 2018 flagship: a Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 3000mAh battery, and a six-inch, 3120×1440 display.
With a May 2 launch, we’ll know more about the G7 in a little over a week.