LG G7, G7 Plus Could Be Launched In May 2018
The LG G7 was expected to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018), similar to its predecessor. However, LG announced its plan to rework on its flagship smartphone strategy. The CEO of LG Mobile conceded that the company would now launch smartphones as and when it deems fit. While reports claimed that the LG G7 was completely rehashed a few days before Mobile World Congress 2018, it was showcased behind closed doors.
Leaked images of the LG G7 revealed a vertically placed dual-camera setup and an iPhone X like notch. While it is possible that this was just a prototype, more reports have solidified the counter-argument. A new report from in ETNews claims that the LG G7 and G7 Plus will be launched in May 2018. Also, the devices will be very similar to the images leaked at MWC 2018.
This means that the LG G7 and its Plus sibling will join an increasingly long list of iPhone copycats on the market. MWC 2018 saw a lot of smartphone makers take the Apple iPhone X route. But, without really justifying the need for a notch. However, LG is still one of the most renowned mobile manufacturers in the world and wouldn’t just put a notch on their device because it’s a “trend”.
The LG G7 and 7 Plus will also have the AI camera found on the LG V30S ThinQ. The devices will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset and feature a dual-camera setup on the back. If LG does go with a notch, the company could also introduce a proprietary Face Unlock feature as well.
When the LG G7 and G7 Plus are launched, the devices will usher in a new strategy for LG. The company is also expected to push the launch of the LG G40 to later in the year instead of its traditional September launch. Whether the new strategy along with a drastic design shift will work in favour of LG or not is to be seen.
It is also worth noting that the OnePlus 6 expected to be launched in June 2018. It will also have a notch and a new glass design at a price similar to the OnePlus 5T.