Recently, a lot of speculation about LG’s next flagships has been making the rounds. The company is said to be abandoning the G-series name and aiming to launch a new phone when required and not just for the sake of competition every year. However, the South Korean tech giant might indeed launch a new flagship this year: the LG G7.
What is new?
According to the leaked image, the top and bottom bezels on the G7 will be even smaller than the G6, while on the sides they seem to be non-existent. While we don’t know how big the screen will be, we can expect a massive screen-to-body ratio.
Like the LG V30, an OLED Fullvision display might be on the cards with the 18:9 aspect ratio. Off to the left of the earpiece, we also see two selfie cameras for perhaps a front portrait mode, which may be what separates LG’s flagship from others’, whereas the right side houses the proximity sensor and LED light indicator. In traditional LG fashion, the power button may be at the back embedded with the fingerprint scanner while the volume rockers are on the right side.
Specifications and availability
Like many expected flagships of 2018, the G7 will house the Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor and up to 6GB of RAM. Current LG G6 features such as IP68 water and dust resistance and microSD expansion to onboard memory are likely to make the cut as well. Looking at the dual selfie cameras, an iris scanning or secure face unlock feature could also be on the cards.
With all of this just speculation for the time being, nothing is confirmed. If LG does go ahead with its new flagship, we can expect an announcement in the second quarter, around April. We just hope the phone is rolled out to consumers in a timely manner to serve as competition of Samsung’s Galaxy S9.