LG G7: Everything we know so far about LG’s flagship phone

Last year, the G6 marked LG’s strong return following a drop in smartphone sales. The G6 was a great phone in 2017, standing in line with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone lineup. The device received mostly positive reviews at launch, with most critics praising the phone’s elegant design and great battery life.

However, it seem that the G6 was not good enough to boost the company’s sales performance, due to its older chipset, lack of removable battery and high price tag. The South Korean company needs a premium device that hits back at the Galaxy S9 and Apple’s upcoming iPhone models.

Rumors about the G7 have started to heat up for months, hinting at the impressive features and changes coming in the device. The G7 is expected to be LG’s main focus this year in an attempt to take on the S9/S9 Plus and Apple’s 2018 iPhone models. In this guide, we are going to give you a sneak preview of LG’s next flagship phone.

  1. Release date

Last year, LG unveiled the G6 at the Mobile World Congress. And the G7 was previously rumored to make its debut at this year’s event, but it was nowhere to be found. Rumors say that the G7 will be unveiled at LG’s private event in April or May, meaning that the device might arrive later than usual.

Some recent reports claim that the G7 might feature a brand new design, so the company needs more time to work on the phone. Last year, the G6 marked the removal of the modular design of the G5 in favor of a more traditional phone. This year’s G7 is expected to come with a new premium design with all-glass back.

  1. Notch display

Some reliable sources claim that the LG will include a notch display at the top of the G7. In reality, notch display is not something new out there, as it has been the standard feature of the S9 and iPhone X. However, the X’s notch display was negatively welcome, with most users saying that it took up extra space at the top. Tech experts say that notch display on the G7 might feature a new screen tech, with lower power consumption. Notch display allows you to quickly check for the time, battery life percentage and notifications. On the S9, you can customize the notch display, like adding more icons or removing apps.

  1. A curved screen

Curved screen has quickly become the standard feature on top-tier phones on the market. Last year, Apple moved away from its traditional design language in favor of a curved OLED display. Tech experts say that LG does not want to get left behind in the fight. Sources say that the G7 might feature a curved screen, making it the first LG-branded phone to feature a curved panel. However, LG has a lot of work to do to make sure everything runs smoothly this year.

  1. The latest Snapdragon chipset

Last year, the G6 did not use the latest chipset from Qualcomm, which was a little bit surprising. Instead, the device came with a Snapdragon 821 option under the hood. This year’s G7 is expected to feature the latest chipset from Qualcomm, thus offering faster and speedier performance.

  1. OLED display

One of the most anticipated changes coming in the G7 lies in an OLED display. Last year, the G6 continued to stick with the traditional LCD display, with limited viewing angles. This year’s G7 is expected to be the first LG phone to come with flexible display panel, promising to offer better picture quality and more details.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy S9: Everything we know about AR Emoji

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