In fact, we all expected LG to be one of the main actors at the MWC 2018, by launching its new flagship, but due to unforeseen events the plans were changed.
LG Electronics CEO demanded that LG G7 to be rebuilt from scratch, which led to the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress 2018 plans.
Subsequent speculation indicated a launch in June, but it is likely that the new LG G7 will be launched in May. Or it could be officially unveiled in May, and the actual launch in stores will take place in June. However, the plans seem to have been accelerated.
An LG official, who’s identity was kept anonymous, told the South Korean media outlet, ET News, that the launch venue has not been set yet, but it could take place either in South Korea or in the US or in a European country.
There’s also some hardware-related information. It’s not a surprise to hear that LG G7 is expected to be equipped with a Snapdragon 845 chipset, but there are speculations of launching two RAM+ROM variants.
It will be a 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage version, while the 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage will be dubbed the LG G7+. Not quite the “plus” we expected but, if that’s LG’s vision so be it.
It looks like the smartphone will come with a 16MP dual camera at the back, set vertically, featuring advanced AI features like those introduced on the LG V30S ThinQ model. The phone will be powered by a 3,000mAh battery.
They say the screen will a notch, like the one on the iPhone X. And we’ve saw some unofficial renders pointing to the same thing.
As for price, the latest information provided by the South Korean press puts it between $850 and $950, so we’re getting another expensive flagship.