This LG G7 ThinQ release date breakdown will tell you everything you need to know about LG’s new phone. From what to expect, when you can buy one, and for how much. Following months of leaks and rumors, the big 6.1-inch LG G7 is finally official. With the June 1st release date near the wait is almost over.
On May 2nd in New York City, LG unveiled its latest smartphone to take on the Galaxy S9 and iPhone X. Which of course is a powerful new phone with a big, tall, and bright screen with an iPhone-style notch. You’ll also get tons of AI smarts, capable dual rear cameras, and booming stereo sound.
As expected, LG immediately confirmed a release date of around June 1st, but that’s just a generic launch timeframe. And now, we know it’ll cost a little more than the Galaxy S9. That said, we’re already seeing some exciting LG G7 deals and discounts. For those interested, here are all the LG G7 release details so you can get your own.
What Does ThinQ Mean?
Before we starting talking about that impressive and bright 6.1-inch screen or the crazy loudspeaker, we want to talk about “ThinQ”. This is a term you’ll be seeing more and more on LG products.
ThinQ is LG’s powerful new artificial intelligence platform that connects all of its devices together. Everything from smartphones, tablets, TVs, refrigerators, or even washing machines. It’s what connects LG’s smart home products to your phone. That way you can instantly connect to, control, and manage any and all LG devices with ease.
LG G7 Release Date
First things first, the LG G7 ThinQ release date is officially set for June 1st. LG confirmed the date up on stage, and you see it clearly in the press photo below. However, some carriers like T-Mobile will offer it starting May 25th.
T-Mobile aside, carriers like Verizon and Sprint will have this phone in stores and on shelves from June 1st. That said, AT&T will not offer the LG G7. Instead, they’ll launch a different high-end LG phone later this summer. And while it looks like most are aiming for June 1st, pre-orders and actual availability will vary.
LG G7 ThinQ Pre-Orders & Carrier Info
With a June 1st release date, we’re expecting pre-orders on May 25th from carriers like Verizon. Although T-Mobile will skip pre-orders and instantly offer the phone from May 25th to get an edge up over the competition.
- Verizon LG G7 – Pre-orders starting May 24th (release date around June 1st)
- Sprint LG G7 – Pre-order May 25th, June 1st release date
- AT&T – Will not sell the LG G7 (Offering a similar device later this summer)
- T-Mobile LG G7 – May 25th release date, buy one get one free deal
- US Cellular LG G7 – June 1st release date
Speaking of carriers, T-Mobile is the only one offering a deal so far. And while pricing information is below, just know T-Mobile has the best deal.
Starting May 25th you can buy one LG G7 and get a second one free from T-Mobile. You’ll pay $30 down for both, then get monthly bill credits that make the second handset free.
LG G7 ThinQ Specs & Features
Aside from a big screen and that notch what makes the LG G7 worth considering? Well, a lot of stuff, actually. This phone has plenty to offer and is a great alternative to the Pixel 2 XL, Galaxy S9, or even the iPhone X. Where the LG G6 couldn’t compete with the competition last year, the LG G7 easily compares with all the best devices available in 2018 so far.
LG G7 Specs
- 6.1-inch 3120 x 1440 Quad-HD Full-Vision LCD Display
- 8-Core Snapdragon 845 Processor with 4GB of RAM (same as Galaxy S9)
- 64GB storage with microSD expansion
- Android 8.0 Oreo with LG UI and AI 2.0
- 16-Megapixel f/1.6 main camera, 16 MP f/1.9 wide-angle lens
- 8-Megapixel front selfie camera
- Hi-Fi Quad DAC, Boombox Speaker, Google Assistant button, FM Radio
- 3,000 mAh battery with fast and wireless charging
- IP68 Water & dust resistant, USB Type-C
- Platinum Gray, Black, Blue, and Rasberry Rose Gold color options
As you can see, the LG G7 ThinQ has everything one would want from a high-end smartphone in 2018. You’ll also have the option to get a model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage depending on what region you’re in. However, we’re expecting the base model in the US.
One aspect of the specs that’s really exciting (aside from the AI camera) is the boombox speaker. LG typically offers great sound using headphones thanks to the HiFi Quad DAC in recent smartphones. That said, the LG G7 has a boombox bottom-firing speaker that gets incredibly loud. LG claims it offers double the bass of most phones, and adds an extra 6 decibels of bass volume compared to others. Not to mention the entire phone body acts as a resonance chamber or “sub box” in a sense, giving the entire phone a boombox bass-shaking sound users will love.
The screen is using a long and skinny aspect ratio, just like the Galaxy S8, LG G6, and LG V30. However, being 6.1-inches it’s even taller and skinnier than most. LG threw the camera, sensors, and earpiece in the notch above the screen too. Don’t worry though, software tweaks will let you completely hide the notch, or customize it with fun colors or rainbows if you’d like.
LG G7 Price & Final Details
In closing, just know that the LG G7 ThinQ is a compelling flagship smartphone with a weird name. ThinQ aside, this is a quality successor to the LG G6 or LG V30, and a phone that can compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S9 across the board. You’ll get similar specs and features, dual cameras on the back with AI smarts, excellent sound, and what LG calls the brightest screen on the market.
So how much is this phone? We’re still waiting for announcements from individual carriers, but T-Mobile confirmed it’ll cost more than the Galaxy S9.
The T-Mobile LG G7 ThinQ is $750 full price or $30 per month after a $30 down payment. As a comparison, the Galaxy S9 is $719 but has a smaller screen. Basically, that’s the price we expected and we’ll confirm other carrier pricing as its announced. If you’re getting LG’s new phone feel free to buy a screen protector from our roundup below.