Korea’s three mobile carriers said on May 10 they will start preorders for the LG G7 ThinQ smartphone this week, with the price tag of the base model set at 898,700 won (US$832).
SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus will start preorder sales of the LG G7 ThinQ and LG G7 ThinQ Plus on May 11.
The larger G7 ThinQ Plus with 128 gigabytes of internal storage has been fixed at 976,800 won. (US$907)
The latest LG smartphone, showcased earlier this month, comes with a 6.1-inch “Super Bright Display” screen with a whopping brightness of 1,000 nits, a measure that refers to one candela per square meter. LG said the average smartphone on the market today has a brightness of 500 to 600 nits.
The new flagship also comes with what LG calls a “New Second Screen” at the top of the display, which is similar to the notch design found on the US tech giant Apple’s iPhone X.
The LG G7 ThinQ features a main shooter with dual lenses, both using 16 megapixel sensors, along with an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The dual system is comprised of a zoom and wide-angle lens setup.