LG has announced the release date of the LG G7 ThinQ at the launch event held in New York yesterday, so all the features are now known before the global sale starts. On the other hand, the OnePlus 6 specs are also available through an HDFC site, but not all details have been confirmed. The OnePlus 6 will be one of the biggest competitors to the LG G7 ThinQ and is to be launched on the 16th of May. The latter will be more expensive, but does it offer more value?
Flagship from LG
The LG G7 ThinQ is LG’s latest flagship phone for 2018 and comes with an optional notch on the top and an AI button on the side.
LG’s latest Android phone, the LG G7 ThinQ, as the name suggests, pushes AI in a practical way despite the name. The recently released smartphone comes with its own VA, seen on the left side of the device. However, LG does not push AI into your routine like Samsung does with Bixby. The side AI button leads to Google Assistant.
The LG G7 ThinQ is a reasonable overhaul over the G6 last year. The display is bigger at 6.1 inches, with AI improved cameras. There’s a better Boombox speaker this time around. The processor is faster and it runs Android Oreo, 8.0 version out of the box.
LG G7 ThinQ and OnePlus 6
The OnePlus 6 comes with glass chassis for a change and this puts it on par with the LG G7 ThinQ.
The LG G7 ThinQ offers support for wireless charging. There’s a headphone jack along with a USB C port with the power button on the right side on both the phones, with the volume rocker on the left. However, OnePlus 6 retails an alert slider for changing volume, which is lacking in the G7 ThinQ.
According to Times Now News, the images on the HDFC site show the display notch and a symbol representing in display fingerprint sensor. The design change, according to the company CEO, is because the company wants to offer the biggest possible display combined with the best hardware.
There is an additional blackout feature on the OnePlus 6. Users can black out the notifications along with the status bar to hide the notch.
The LG G7 ThinQ has a 6.1 inches LCD screen running on Quad HD Plus with a 19:5:9, aspect ratio. The OnePlus 6 might come with a bigger 6.28 inches display, but it might have the LCD or the OLED screen technology. OnePlus 6 might also continue with a Full HD resolution, or the company could be opting for its first type of Quad HD phone.
As already mentioned above, the LG G7 ThinQ will come with Android Oreo 8 out of the box and it is likely that the OnePlus 6 will also run the same OS. Both will see the release of the Android P update when that arrives, though it’s not easy to say when exactly they would adopt the new software. However, the Android Oreo will come with an overlay of Oxygen OS and offer customization for controlling design elements.
The Snapdragon 845 process will power the LG G7 ThinQ and the same will probably apply for the OnePlus 6 as well. This has been confirmed in an interview with the OnePlus founder, Pete Lau in a CNET interview. However, the RAM on the G7 ThinQ is 4 GB, whereas that on the OnePlus 6 is higher at 8 GB, as far as the US is concerned. As far as other regions are concerned, the OnePlus 6 ships with a smaller RAM of 6 GB, thereby narrowing the difference.
The first option of 6 GB RAM is combined with 64 GB internal memory and the second 8 GB RAM will be combined with a 256 GB internal storage, according to some leaked images of the OnePlus 6.
Both will be equally capable of handling the applications and games that are released this year and in the near future.
The LG G7 ThinQ has an AI-enhanced camera that can automatically adjust settings to enhance photos, recognize low light conditions and use the Super Bright Mode for photos and videos. This comes along with LG’s video tools.
The rear camera is a dual lens setup and is vertically placed. Both the rear cameras have a resolution of 16 MP with the main aperture at f1.6 and the wide angle lens at f/1.9 for low light conditions. In addition, LG has enhanced its selfie camera to a resolution of 8 MP.
As for the OnePlus 6, it comes in two versions. The basic model comes with a 12 MP and 5 MP dual set up rear cameras, with a 20 MP camera for the front. The Dream Mirror version comes with a higher resolution of 16 MP and 20 MP for the rear cameras. OnePlus 6 will be adding features like super slow videos with a resolution of 720 pixels or 1080 pixels and a 960 fps.
The battery of the LG G7 ThinQ is powered at 3000 mAh. The glass back comes with a wireless charging feature and the battery should probably last throughout the day for the average user.
The OnePlus 5T comes with a 3300 mAh battery, so it seems like the OnePlus 6 will also come with the same power. However, if the display resolution on the OnePlus 6 is increased, it might be combined with a more powerful battery, which means that a battery capacity of 3450 mAh is on the cards. It is expected that the Dash Charge, a super fast technology for charging will continue to be available for the OnePlus 6, as it is one of the major advantages the company holds over its competition.
The LG G7 ThinQ will be released in Korea first during the mid of May as it has already been launched on 2nd May. It will be released in the US during the month of June and will also probably be released in Australia and in the UK. The price is not confirmed as yet, but it is speculated to have a price of around $740, so will be much less expensive compared to the iPhone X.
As for the OnePlus 6, the launch event will be held on the 16th of May.
There’s a good possibility that the OnePlus 6 could be the better smartphone of the two devices. Thought the phone is not yet launched, it has the advantage of being a powerhouse offered as an affordable alternative to the LG G7 ThinQ.