AT&T is to skip the G7 ThinQ, will launch exclusive LG smartphone in summer instead

AT&T is to skip the G7 ThinQ, will launch exclusive LG smartphone in summer instead
AT&T has confirmed that it will not be stocking LG’s latest flagship smartphone. Despite LG’s newest G-series device being confirmed to launch through T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon, AT&T has revealed to The Verge that it has no plans to offer the smartphone. Instead, the carrier has announced that it plans to offer a new exclusive LG smartphone beginning this summer.

In a statement, the company said that they already “offer a strong lineup of devices from LG” but failed to mention any specifics in regards to their upcoming offering. Considering the flagship positioning of the LG G7 ThinQ, however, AT&T’s alternative will most likely be a premium smartphone, something that coincides with recent LG rumors. After all, it was reported last month that the South Korean brand had plans to launch yet another LG V30 upgrade, dubbed the V35 ThinQ.

Now, LG’s newest V30 variant, the V30S ThinQ, only recently went up for pre-order in the US with an eventual release expected to happen towards the end of this month. In addition, the company is also preparing the launch of its latest mainstream flagship, the G7 ThinQ, which will begin shipping the first week of June. If previous V-series launches are anything to go by it’s also probable that this year’s V40 ThinQ will make an appearance around September or October. All of this would effectively leave an empty timeframe in between device releases that coincides with the summer months and thus pointing towards the LG V35 ThinQ being an AT&T exclusive, at least in the US anyway.

Only time will tell what AT&T’s official plans with LG entail, but considering the carrier has chosen to skip a relatively major smartphone, the companies surely have something major in the works that should impress consumers upon launch.

source: The Verge

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G7 ThinQ
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h talk time)

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8 Comments

1. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Well, all 4 people will be happy about this...

2. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Good news

3. shield

Posts: 834; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG No notch!

4. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

accordin to claims it won't have -,- It is cool tbh

5. fatTony

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

I will also be skipping this one. I'd rather have a top notch phone without a notch at the top.

6. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

So the LG V40 or what the hell is LG doing these days. Too many variants floating around with no concrete information on availability. Good ole LG.

7. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

£650 in UK , unlocked version. V35 on slashleaks

8. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

Not good for LG when a carrier skips their top Androids handset. Still, makes you wonder if two very similar top handsets is a smart strategy for a company in LG's situation...

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