LG G7 ThinQ rumor round-up: Specs, design, features, price, release date

Unlike previous years when it strived to show off its new devices earlier than its biggest rivals, LG is currently taking its sweet time to develop the 7th iteration of its flagship smartphone, which might not be a member of the popular G-series at all. 

Although the device is still shrouded in secrecy, there’s a modest amount of leaks and gossip that paint LG’s next device in a rather exposing paint of colors. As we usually do with such high-profile devices, we took it upon ourselves to disseminate most of the rumors and summarize what we expect from the alleged LG …


First alleged LG G7 camera sample leaks out

A leaker with a good track record, Roland Quandt, has gotten his hands on what is claimed to be a sample from the camera of LG’s upcoming flagship, the G7 ThinQ. The EXIF data is for one LM-G710 handset, which was just certified in Korea, indicating that an announcement must be very near.

The image is with the rumored 16MP resolution of the dual cameras on the back of the G7, and has the following data in the original’s EXIF details: F/1.6 – ISO 50 – 4.03 mm – 1/379. 
Long story short, all the pieces of the puzzle collude towards a …

Affordable LG Stylo 4 leaks in official render, stylus and all

It looks like Cricket Wireless is about to launch yet another affordable Android smartphone, the LG Stylo 4. Some of you might be familiar with the name since this is the sequel to the LG Stylo 3, which made its debut in the United States about one year ago.

The first press render of the Stylo 4 shows a good-looking smartphone that lacks a home button but has thin bezels. The main characteristic of the Stylo lineup – the stylus isn’t visible in the picture, but you can be sure there’s one included.

No details about the phone’s specs have been leaked until now, but we expect the LG …

Verizon LG V30 owners receive update giving their phone AI CAM and ThinQ name

Verizon is performing a little magic on its variant of the LG V30. They are waving a magic wand (borrowed from Harry Potter, of course) and turning the LG V30 into the LG V30 ThinQ. The update, which carries software version VS99620b, adds AI CAM to the handset’s camera. This allows the camera to analyze the subject and recommend one of four filters available. Each filter optimizes certain settings like contrast, saturation and color. these recommendations are made after the AI CAM places the subject of a photograph into one of eight different categories such as “people, pets, food, flowers, city, …

WSJ: it's back to Samsung for Apple, as LG struggles with a 6.5" iPhone display

Apple is having a traumatic experience with the rumored 6.5″ iPhone Xs Plus displays, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing “people familiar with the matter.” The thing is, Apple is expecting for its most expensive 2018 phone to be a somewhat niche device that will represent only 20% of the new iPhones’ production this year, so Apple thought it could go to LG to supply its large flexible OLED panel, and diversify a bit from Samsung’s near-monopoly panel pricing.

LG, however, has reportedly hit production hiccups, and Apple has taken the rare step to make it come up with a third …

LG G7 ThinQ to feature dedicated Google Assistant button

Earlier this month, LG announced that it would show off a G7 ThinQ flagship phone in early May. The company hasn’t confirmed anything about the new handset’s design, but multiple leaked renders and photos have shown that the device will probably bring a tall display, a notch, and several side-mounted buttons. 
According to Cnet and people familiar with the matter, one of LG G7 ThinQ’s side buttons (located on the left) is a dedicated Google Assistant button. This means the G7 ThinQ should become the world’s first phone to offer a physical way to call up Google’s …

An LG V40 (codenamed Storm) is seemingly in the making

LG already announced a new V-series smartphone this year – the V30S ThinQ, pictured above – so one may be wondering if the company has any other new handset from this series to reveal in 2018. Well, it looks like it has one.
According to Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), an LG V40 is in the making, and it’s codenamed Storm. The new phone should be a true successor to last year’s V30 – which the V30S ThinQ certainly isn’t, as it’s pretty much the same device (albeit with new AI-powered software tricks, and more memory).
Unfortunately, at this …

Lease the LG V30+ for just $12/month, or the LG G6 for only $6/month from Sprint

Ok, Mr. Claure. You got our attention, and the attention of many phone fanatics and other consumers in the U.S. After all of the previous deals Sprint has promoted recently, including last month’s controversial 50% off Apple iPhone X lease, this new deal involving the LG V30+ and the LG G6 might finally resonate with the public. For a limited time only, you can lease either model for 68% off the usual lease price, using Sprint’s Flex lease plan.

This means that for 18-months, you can pay only $12 a month to lease the LG V30+ after taking into consideration the $26 in 18 monthly bill credits …

LG G7 vs OnePlus 6: which upcoming phone are you more excited for?

OK, so as far as we know, we are in for a double treat this late April / early May. Industry veteran LG is about to unveil its new flagship — supposedly called G7 ThinQ — and the fairly new kid on the block OnePlus will also be releasing its “2018 flagship killer” — the OnePlus 6.

And the fight between these two might, in fact, be fierce. Both will come with a full-screen display with a notch at the top, both will feature the latest-and-greatest in flagship hardware. LG has its name backing it up, but it’s fair to say that the manufacturer has been losing some steam in the past years and …

T-Mobile may have delayed the LG V30 Android 8.0 Oreo update again

T-Mobile announced less than two weeks ago that its LG V30 variant will receive the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update in mid-April. Unfortunately, if you’ve purchased your LG V30 from T-Mobile, you’ll probably have to wait a while longer.

Although the roll-out should have started this week, T-Mobile support says LG V30 Android 8.0 Oreo update is a few weeks away. If you’re not aware of T-Mobile’s previous statement, it’s worth mentioning the carrier said it was forced to delay the update due to LG making a “booboo.”

Well, it appears that the “booboo” was more serious they have …