Some love him; others hate him: The so-called “notch,” the notch in the display, is probably the most polarizing design feature of current smartphones. After the iPhone X first heard ridicule for the gap, countless Android manufacturers jumped on the bandwagon and have also installed a Notch in their smartphones – most recently LG in the new G7 ThinQ.
However, the manufacturer rejects the allegation of having copied the iPhone X. “We were planning the Notch design in front of Apple,” said LG Mobile boss Hwang Jeong-hwan at an event in South Korea. Also, according to Hwang Jeong-hwan, LG prefers the feature rather than a second display.
In fact, in the G7 ThinQ, LG offers a variety of ways to personalize the Notch – and other things with different colors around the notch. Why LG but believes to have to designate a display gap as a second display, probably only knows the South Korean manufacturer itself.
LG: G-Series with LC-Display, V-Series with OLED-Screens
In the further question and answer session, the LG Mobile boss also explained why the LG G7 ThinQ has an LC display. According to Hwang Jeong-hwan, LG is pursuing a two-pronged strategy: LC displays for the G-series, while the V-series is equipped with OLED screens. Last week LG already explained the different approaches to both models and revealed why LG fans should expect foldable displays first in the V-series.
What the LG G7 ThinQ can do, you can see in the video below:
Addressed to the hoped-for sales of the LG G7 ThinQ, the LG Mobile boss was buttoned up and avoided concrete statements. However one expects “better results than with the G6“. Last but not least, a promise was made: With the help of a future software update, the LG G7 ThinQ should also receive animated emoji as in the iPhone X.
Ikechukwu Onu is a writer, front-end dev, and digital junkie with a profound interest in all things tech. When not reviewing gadgets or apps, he enjoys contributing in groups and forums, tinkering with websites, and hanging out with friends.