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The LG G7 has had a long and strange road to release, at least from an outsider’s perspective. A flurry of reports back in January indicated that LG would delay the launch of its newest smartphone; that it might ditch the “G” branding entirely; even that it was considering redesigning the flagship “from scratch.” Well as it turns out, only one (and a half) of those predictions panned out: the phone was indeed delayed from its expected February release until May, and while the G brand remains, it’s now augmented by the “ThinQ” suffix LG is slapping on all its AI-enabled products.
Sadly, the rumor that the company would ditch the iterative approach in order to completely rethink its smartphone strategy proved false: the G7 is an LG phone through and through. That carries a lot of positives, from the superwide cameras to MIL-STD durability to an impressive new audio system – but it also means LG is likely to focus its marketing on the phone’s more buzzworthy (and far less impressive) “AI” features.
I’ve spent four days with the LG G7 ThinQ. Join me for the Initial Review / Hands-On – and stay tuned for the full LG G7 Review coming soon!
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MrMobile’s LG G7 Review Part 1 was produced following four days with a preproduction LG G7 review device running a prerelease Android build. All camera samples shown in this video were shot with non-final software.
This video was filmed at LG Science Park, Seoul and on Jeju Island in South Korea, for which LG covered transportation and lodging as part of its Spring 2018 media tour.
MrMobile’s LG G7 Review Part 2 / Full Review will be published soon.
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