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Check out the LG G7 ThinQ's dual camera and Google button

Get an eyeful of LG's new phone with camera AI built in.

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The LG G7 ThinQ, LG's newest phone, has a heap of hardware and software skills. You'll find a dual camera that can automatically apply the right settings for your scene. There's also waterproofing, wireless charging and, yes, a headphone jack.

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The phone has a 6.1-inch IPS LCD display.

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It's tall and slim, with thin bezels on the top of the display. 

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The phone comes in pink and blue (pictured here) as well as gray and black.

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Looking at the front of both LG G7 color variants.

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The phone measures 6 by 2.8 by 0.31 inches (153 by 72 by 7.9 mm).

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Unlike LG G phones of years past, the fingerprint button on the back does not work as a sleep or power button. Instead, that has been moved to the right edge.

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The phone has a single speaker (though LG claims it's louder than the G6 due to an inner resonance chamber), a USB-C port and a headphone jack.

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The phone is glossy on the back and attracts fingerprint smears.

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The fingerprint reader is below the dual cameras.

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Up top is a SIM card tray that also holds external memory.

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Another look at the front...

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...and the bottom edge.

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Like lots of new Android phones, the LG G7 has an iPhone X-style notch.

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You can turn this notch off, however, and blacken out the sides that flank it.

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The G7 has two 16-megapixel cameras on the back.

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There are many photo modes, including auto, manual and panorama. 

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More settings on the G7's camera.

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The G7 has a few new camera tricks, but one standout feature is its emphasis on artificial intelligence.

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The camera identifies more than a thousand objects and images, recognize scenes into eight different categories and apply 18 kinds of photo settings.   

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So if you're snapping photos of fruit, a cityscape, a flower or just whatever, it'll recognize it and adjust accordingly.   

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These features fold into LG's whole "ThinQ" smart devices branding.  

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The camera can also sense when the environment is too dark and will let you know it can turn up the brightness levels.

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On the front is an 8-megapixel camera.

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LG made it more straightforward to snap portrait photos, whether or not you're using the rear or front-facing shooter.  

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Though you technically could have taken these bokeh-style photos with blurred background on the G6 using manual configurations, with the G7 you just have to tap to the mode and snap a photo.  

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Another look at the LG G7.

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The G7 has a hotkey on the left for Google Assistant, similar to Samsung's button for its Bixby assistant on Galaxy phones.   

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The G7 is the first phone to have its own button for Assistant and it's not customizable.   

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Just like the Pixel 2 phones when you squeeze their sides, only Assistant launches. You can't make it open something else.  

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The LG G7 is also waterproof.

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It's rated IP68, meaning you can dunk it in about 3 feet (1 meter) of water for 30 minutes and it'll survive.

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The phone has wireless charging as well.

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Click or swipe through for more photos of the G7.

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As a high-end Android phone, the G7's toughest competitor will be the Galaxy S9, which launched in March.

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If pricing remains the same as the G6, you can expect the G7 to likely cost a little less than the Galaxy S9, however.

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A look at all the color phone's color variants.  For more info, read our first impressions as we go hands-on with the LG G7 ThinQ

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