Ever since Apple launched the iPhone X with a display notch, layman commentary in the smartphone world changed. Users demonstrated a mixed response towards the smartphone's aesthetics. Having no other blemish to criticize, it was the top cut out for the iPhone's True Depth camera setup that became the focus of comments. Of course, some of this reproval is well grounded in facts. The cutout makes for an irritant during full-screen gaming and other applications, as some folks rightly expected Apple to hide it using software gimmicks.
But, as we all know by now, Cupertino plays by its own rules. Given an opportunity to criticise Apple, Android users pounced on the opportunity to further add to the hum-drum for the iPhone X. However, as 2018's smartphones started to roll in, they too were in for an interesting surprise. A lot of manufacturers are forced to adopt a top cutout, as 18:9 displays restrict options for housing front sensors. Now, we've got another upcoming Android flagship which will utilize this workaround. Take a look below for the details.
Latest, Alleged Leaked Images For The LG G7 ThinQ Corroborate Rumors For A Display Notch On The Device; Screenshots For Smartphone Show Modest Hardware Specifications
Rumors of a display cutout on the LG G7 are not new. Back in February, a major leak for the smartphone displayed the device in its entirety. At the time, this device was rumored as the 'LG Judy' - a variant of the smartphone that LG developed but scrapped off. It housed Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 and 4/6GB RAM along with a tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a display notch.
Now, we've got a first image leak for the smartphone dubbed as LG G7 ThinQ. LG opted for a fresh start this year with its premium gadgets - as the G lineup has performed dismally in the recent past. The latest talk in tech-town suggests that the first flagship smartphone for 2018, from LG, will become a part of its ThinQ gadget lineup.
Today we've got some fresh photographs for the LG G7 ThinQ, which display the new branding for the first time. Their source also provided TechRadar with the smartphone's specifications. These suggest the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (as expected) and a rather modest 4GB RAM along with 64GB storage.
Given that manufacturers differentiate smartphones based on internal storage, it's likely that a G7 ThinQ variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will also make it to the market. However, taking a look at other devices, particularly the OnePlus 6 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s, mainstream manufacturers really need to equip their gadgets with more RAM. It's an odd time for the likes of Samsung and LG to hold back with the storage - since other companies are more than eager to offer 8GB.
The stakes are particularly high for LG, due to lackluster performance in the flagship smartphone world as of late. If the G7 ThinQ fails to compete with other devices even marginally, the company's troubles might get out of hand. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We'll keep you updated on the latest.
News Source: Tech Radar