The decently hyped LG G7 ThinQ went official today, as you can read over here. The first thing everybody noticed – and probably was disappointed of – was the presence of the notch at the top of the display. Of course, people called out LG for copying Apple’s iPhone X design, but that would appear not to be the case – at least according to LG Mobile’s president – Hwang Jeong-hwan.
Hwang Jeong-hwan did indeed just release an interview in which he answers some questions on why LG went this route as far as design and display hardware goes; let’s hear him out.
When asked “why did LG copy the top notch from Apple?”, LG Mobile’s president answered that “the company did not copy Apple’s design, LG had designed the LG G7 ThinQ even before the iPhone X came out”.
The LG G7 uses a 6.1-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 3120×1440 and a screen ratio of 19.5:9. The G7 does not only achieve a brightness of 1000 nits, but also consumes 30% less power than the G6. All good things, but “where’s LG’s much acclaimed OLED display?” Hwang Jeong-hwan answered that “This statement is inaccurate as part of the company’s strategy is having the G series use LCD screens, while the V series will deploy OLED screens.”, thus we should have never expected to find an OLED display on the G7 or future LG G-flagships.
As for the sales target of the G7, Hwang Jeong-hwan said that he hopes to be better than the previous generation G6 – hard to disagree with that.
Now, what do you guys think? Do you believe LG Mobile’s president? Let us know down below!