LG’s announcements at MWC 2018 have been, to put it bluntly, underwhelming. While a refresh of their main flagship line, the LG G series, is always present at LG’s press conferences, they opted for skipping the announcement of the LG G7 and instead went for a refresh of the LG V30, dubbed the LG V30S ThinQ. This is likely related to LG supposedly shelving current development of the LG G7 and beginning things from scratch. But a leaked video has surfaced showcasing the unreleased phone, so it’s possible they’re pretty far along in the process.
Israeli technology site ynet apparently got into a private LG event to get hands-on with a demo unit of the unreleased device, which seems to be heavily influenced this time around by Apple’s latest smartphone, the iPhone X. If the video is accurate, the LG G7 will be featuring a notch on top of the display, which houses the earpiece and the front-facing camera. These “notched” displays seem to be the trend going forward with most major players, as screen bezels keep getting smaller and smaller.
Going into the specifications, the LG G7 would be featuring a 6-inch POLED display with a 3120×1440 resolution, translating into a 19.5:9 aspect ratio—the same aspect ratio found in the latest Apple flagship. Internally we’re dealing with a typical 2018 flagship phone: It’s powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor and 64 GB of storage with 4 GB of RAM or 128 GB of storage with 6 GB of RAM configurations. Other specifications include a 3,000 mAh battery, a dual rear camera mount with a regular and wide-angle lens, and quite possibly the same AI features found in the recently announced LG V30S ThinQ.
It’s not clear yet whether this is the previously scrapped model of the LG G7 or the new, rebuilt one that’s possibly going to be announced, but given that it’s being shown in a private event we’re leaning towards the latter. Of course, this could be an early prototype and doesn’t have to necessarily resemble the final LG G7, but only time will tell whether this particular phone will make it to store shelves.
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