You might recall that when LG launched the G7 ThinQ earlier this month, AT&T said that it wasn't going to sell the device. Now, the reasoning behind that is clear, as today the firm introduced the V35 ThinQ, which is exclusive to AT&T. It's also available as an unlocked device though, and the big news there is that it's supported by Google's Project Fi.
That also means that it's the first 2018 flagship to be fully supported on the network, and the first to use a Snapdragon 845 chipset. Previously, the only flagship phones offered were either made by Google in the Pixel lineup, or designed with Google in the Nexus lineup. We've seen other lower end phones supported on the network, such as the Moto X4 and various Android One phones, but the V35 ThinQ is the first third-party flagship.
Other than that, you can expect the same ThinQ AI features that LG included in the G7, such as the AI Cam. Fortunately, the phone lacks the dedicated Google Assistant button. And for such a similar device, it also lacks the dedicated power button on the side, instead opting for LG's more traditional method of using the fingerprint sensor on the back as the power button.
It also comes with a 6-inch 18:9 1440p OLED FullVision display, that supports HDR10. Oddly enough, there's no notch in the screen. It's an interesting choice, since the entire concept of the notch debuted with the LG V-series, and now that it's common and present in the G-series, there isn't one on the V35 ThinQ. But since the screen is OLED while the G7 ThinQ is LCD, there is no option for the Super Bright Display.
For the camera, you'll find dual 16-megapixel sensors, one with an f/1.6 aperture and the other with f/1.9. It promises the same Super Bright Camera low light performance that we saw in the G7, along with Google Lens and so on. Video recording is still only 4K at 30fps, while competitors are doing 4K 60fps video capture.
Other than that, the handset includes 64GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM. The battery is bigger than on the G7 though, at 3,000mAh. And of course, it contains the 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC that makes the 3.5mm audio jack legendary.
LG hasn't yet confirmed pricing or availability, but you can expect to hear more soon.