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LG’s G7 ThinQ could launch in May with an AI button

LG’s G7 ThinQ could launch in May with an AI button

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Back in February, we got our first sneak peek of LG’s next flagship phone — the LG G7, the latest in the G series — through leaked photos and specs. Today, more specs and photos of the new phone were leaked to TechRadar. And most notably, TechRadar spotted a button on the side that it points out could be dedicated to LG’s AI feature.

Samsung started the trend of including a dedicated button for its smart assistant Bixby, which has been called structural bloatware. Now the TechRadar leak reveals that LG may follow suit with its own button on the left of its new LG G7 ThinQ, except it’s likely for the company’s AI-powered camera feature rather than a Bixby clone. LG introduced AI features on the V30S ThinQ in February, and it sounds like the G7 will continue that and be the second phone to use the ThinQ name. (Pro tip: it’s pronounced “thin-cue.”)

The leaks also show the phone may have a 6.1-inch screen and a nearly bezel-less display, and like other Android copycats, a notch. On the right of the phone is the power button.

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We’ve already seen photos of the phone from February leaks, and today’s leaks confirm those photos and rumored specs. The G7 ThinQ will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor, and it will have 4GB of RAM, 64GB SSD. It’s got a 8-megapixel selfie camera, a dual 16-megapixel rear camera, and a fingerprint sensor located on the back.

The leaked photos from today also show that the phone appears to be in the early testing phase in the US. That lines up with the phone’s rumored release date set in May.