LG Electronics, a South Korean tech leader, is reportedly working on their upcoming flagship device LG G7. As for now, we have no details of the device except for a concept design video surfaced earlier and the recent specs details shared by ET News, a South Korean publication.
LG G7 Key Specs (Leaked)
According to details, the LG G7 is likely to feature the same FullVision OLED display that glittered the LG V30 flagship smartphone. The device is supposed to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset – the same SoC that is used by Samsung for the Galaxy S9 duo. While the 6 GB of RAM will ensure smooth running of multiple apps. An IP68 certified chassis makes it more reliable and durable.
Other rumored features of the smartphone include FM radio, dual rear cameras, dual selfie cameras, iris scanner, wireless charging and LG’s AI assistant. A recent report has revealed that it will carry support for Quick Charge 4. It is also speculated that the LG G7 will bring its LG Pay mobile payment solution to the U.S.
LG G7 – Expected Release Date
The same report of ET News claims that LG will start mass production of LG G7 in March this year while the device will be brought on shelves in home country not later than April.
On the other hand, a South Korean telecom operator has claimed that LG is unlikely to unveil the LG G7 at the Mobile World Congress (2018), due to be held next month in Barcelona. Whereas, another South Korean tech giant is confirmed to formally unveil the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship devices at the same event.
An unnamed LG official has revealed that after CES 2018, the team responsible for building the upcoming LG flagship has been ordered to stop working on it and redevelop the project. As the South Korean company has reportedly building the LG G6’s successor from the scratch, it is unlikely to get announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 event in the next month.
Confirming the reports, Jo Seong-jin – the newly appointed LG Electronics Vice President and CEO said in a press conference at the CES 2018:
LG won’t be unveiling smartphone just because rivals are launching them. Hence, LG will be introducing new smartphones only when it is needed.
The probable reason behind the delay of the LG G7 is that the company is struggling to find strong selling features for the device and, of course, the initial supply of SD 845 chipset goes to Samsung for powering the Galaxy S9 duo.
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