The newly announced LG G7 ThinQ will retail at approximately €849 ($1,016) in the European Union, as suggested by a number of product listings published by Dutch wireless carriers. The exact price tag is likely to vary across the Old Continent as it will depend on the value-added tax rates of individual countries. For reference, the VAT rate applicable to smartphones in the Netherlands amounts to 21-percent and is a relative average compared to the rest of the region, with eleven countries having higher fees and several others enforcing an identical rate. No firm release dates have yet been disclosed by mobile service providers in the Netherlands, though some of their American colleagues already said they’ll begin taking pre-orders late this month, implying the device will be released in the U.S. by June.
The existing European listings of the LG G7 ThinQ are stating the handset is expected to be released some four weeks from now but don’t clarify on the matter in any capacity, though even the most conservative estimates are pinning its commercial launch in the region to early summer. The €849 figure cited above is attached to the base model of the device with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of flash memory, whereas the variant with twice as much storage space and 6GB of RAM still hasn’t been announced in the country. Dutch consumers interested in obtaining the Android flagship on a plan can save some €150 by doing so, depending on their wireless carrier of choice.
Last year’s LG G6 debuted at approximately €750 in Europe, whereas Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 series is priced comparably to LG’s latest high-end offering. Only the Aurora Black and Moroccan Blue variants have so far been confirmed as coming to EU countries, though the Platinum Gray model is also expected to debut in select markets across the continent. The LG G7 ThinQ ships with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 and a 16-megapixel dual-camera setup boasting a number of AI capabilities meant to make it more versatile, whereas its Boombox speaker is said to be up to ten times louder than those found on most other contemporary Android handsets.