LG Electronics (LG) recently announced the 2018 LG Q7, the newest Q series mid-range smartphone from LG that offers premium features typically found in more expensive flagship smartphones. The LG Q6 that debuted in 2017 and quickly grew a popular following based on its intelligent balance of premium features and value, offers 5.5-inch FHD+ FullVision 18:9 aspect ratio display in a sleek, stylish, thin-bezeled body. The LG Q7 builds on that foundation and includes high-end features such as Portrait mode, QLens, Hi-Fi quality audio, DTS:X 3D Surround Sound, water and dust resistance and a fingerprint sensor on the back. The Q7 potfolio consists of Q7+, Q7 and Q7 ? with the latter upgraded to 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM.
The LG Q7 features a 5MP front camera with a 100-degree Super Wide Angle Lens that captures more of the background or more friends. The Portrait mode is a new feature that allows users to take selfies with blurred backgrounds that allows a bokeh effect. Shutterbugs won’t miss any shots with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) on the rear camera, 23 percent faster than traditional auto focus.
LG made available their QLens in the Q7, a useful camera AI feature until now only available on LG’s premium smartphones. Using this technology QLens lets users use the camera to improve the image searching and online shopping experience. Capture any item with it and get information on where to buy the product online as well as recommendations of similar items. QLens can also perform an image search to see matching or similar images of food, clothing, celebrities or landmarks such as buildings and statues.
The LG Q7 is also the first in its price range to offer DTS:X to deliver virtual 3D surround sound, up to 7.1 channel audio through headphones and allows users to enjoy entertainment on the move. Another first in the LG Q7+ comes equipped with Hi-Fi Quad DAC for richer sounds without distortion when paired with high quality earphones. It also features a 2.5D Arc Glass design with rounded-edges that makes the device easy to operate and hold. The metallic body and rear metal frame of the Q7 is able to withstand active use thanks to its IP68-certified water and dust resistance rating. It has passed 14 of the MIL-STD 810G tests designed by the United States military to evaluate the performance of equipment in harsh environments. And Qualcomm’s Fast Charge technology can charge the Q7’s battery to 50 percent in about 30 minutes providing better user convenience.
With the addition of the Smart Rear Key fingerprint sensor it completes the premium experience of the LG Q7. The rear fingerprint sensor located below the camera lens not only allows users to unlock the phone easily, but also doubles as the camera shutter button, take screenshots and control the notification bar.
“Consumers in the market for a balanced smartphone with the latest premium features will find the LG Q7 very hard to resist,” said Ha Jeung-uk, senior vice president and business unit leader for LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With selected features just only recently introduced in our 2018 LG G7ThinQ, the Q7 is a great combination of features, design, performance and price.” .