LG set to unveil newest AI-powered smartphone

South Korean electronics company LG has set the date for the launch of its newest premium smartphone for 2018.

The LG G7 ThinQ smartphone will be unveiled at the Metropolitan West in New York City this May 2 and at the I’PARK Mall in Seoul, South Korea on May 3. The Philippine launch is scheduled at the end of May.

The premium unit will be the first Gseries smartphone to adopt the “ThinQ” name, which is used to brand all of LG’s consumer electronics, home appliances and services that utilize artificial intelligence (AI).

The seventh generation G Series phone is the latest upgrade of the the LG V30S ThinQ, the first LG smartphone to incorporate AI technology as part of its core features, including voice recognition and Vision AI. The LG G7 ThinQ will also offer improved interconnectivity with other LG ThinQ devices such as home appliances, TVs and more.

“Now is the time when manufacturers have to pay close attention to what customers actually need and want for their smartphones,” president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company Hwang Jeong-hwan said. “With the LG G7 ThinQ, LG is continuing to deliver on its promise to enhance core technologies to meet customers’ real life needs by incorporating AI technologies that are more than features, they are part of the user experience.”

The LG G7 ThinQ‘s predecessor, the LG G6, was launched in Manila in April 2017. Dubbed the “social media phone,” it features a 5.7-inch fullvision display, 18:9 aspect ratio, a dual lens 13-megapixel camera, Dolby Vision and HDR 10 support, and Google Assistant, not to mention a killer design. The LG G7 ThinQ is expected to have more of the same features, “but much improved and more beneficial to consumers.”

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