LG G7: To Be Release in April with a new screen
Two great devices was introduced to the market: the V30 and the G6 in 2017, LG is expected to introduce its LG G7, but a bit later than expected. An additional version might be coming.
It could arrive at the end of April
A previous report by Korea’s ETNews suggested that we’ll see the G7 arrive in May, but a new report from the same outlet says that a source from LG has confirmed that the LG G7 will be presented in late April, and the device will in fact be available in South Korea a week later, in May. Hopefully, it will arrive in the US market swiftly, but there was no indication in the report. This seems a little late, given that it would be a full 15 months after the presentation of the G6 in February 2017, but this is to be expected since LG has previously stated that it will abandon the strict yearly release cycle.
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Another piece of news is that the LG G7 won’t have an OLED display, as previously rumored. Instead, it would come packing an M-LCD screen, which would theoretically consume less power and have performance almost equal to that of an OLED display. Will LG give up OLED displays? It’s too soon to say, but it’s certain that LG will now sell OLED displays to its direct competitor, Huawei, so that’s doubtful.
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The LG G7 could see a price jump
ETNews also warns us that we would also likely see a significant price increase over the previous model. In Korea, at least, the LG G7 could cost 100,000 won more than the G6. That converts to around $94 or £67, so we could see the US price of the G7 hit $800.
So what could we be getting for that kind of money? Well, ETNews confirms previous rumors surrounding the LG G7’s technical capabilities, such as dual rear 16MP cameras with AI integration, Snapdragon 845 SoC, and 3,000 mAh battery. Additionally, we could see a Quad-DAC audio system and an OLED display with, yes, a notch in the style of the iPhone X. Another rumor suggests it will be an M-LCD display, though.
From the looks of it, LG will push a premium phone ready to compete with the top players like the Samsung Galaxy S9. And that’s not all. ETNews also reports that an LG G7 Plus, with more storage and possible more RAM, may also be released alongside the standard G7. The source states that both phones are set to be unveiled in late April to early May, and go on sale in May.
The alternatives to the fingerprint reader are already in circulation, one of which is the Face ID integrated on iPhone X, the other is the iris scanner adopted by Samsung on the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8. The latest rumors in the pipeline suggest that LG will also follow the latter path, but instead use a different solution to its rival.
The LG patent shows a sensor that acts as both a front camera and an iris scanner. There is no infrared LED like the one found on Samsung devices, but a single all-in-one module that can be used for both selfies and unlocking the device. A space-saving solution that we will probably also see on the G7.
LG could therefore totally ditch the fingerprint reader or retain both, to give users a choice.
The rumors on the alleged technical specifications of the future LG G7 come from South Korea and, more precisely, from ETNews, a generally reliable source. The G7 will probably carry the Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6GB of RAM.
The G7 will integrate an OLED panel (or M-LCD, according to another rumor) and the display will probably opt for a 18:9 format similar to the one mounted on the V30. Then there is rumored the presence of a double camera on the back and one on the front, IP68 water and dust resistance certification, wireless charging and FM radio. As far as the four cameras are concerned, one of those located on the front could actually be a dedicated iris scanner.
LG G7 rumored technical specifications
|Display||OLED or M-LCD, 6″, 19.5:9, 3210×1440 pixel|
|Internal memory||64/128 GB|
|Camera||dual-camera 16MP f/1.6 + f/1.9 (rear) – 8MP (front)|