LG G7 to be released in May, purported specs and price tipped

LG reportedly put the breaks on the initial G7 release date with the idea that it has to do something out of the ordinary to appeal to the average Android user, and differentiate itself from the nemesis across town, Samsung. So, what to do? Add a notch, of course!

We kid, but going back to the drawing board meant a delay in the flagship's launch, and today Korean media pegs the month of May as the LG G7 release timeframe, with an official unveiling scheduled for late April. The three local carriers that will have it might start getting informal presentations on specs and features as soon as next week, though. 

That's not all the beans that are spilled in the report, as it sort of reconfirms that LG has decided on a notch-y design with an OLED screen cutout at the top, and a protrusion that will house the earpiece, front camera(s), and the various sensors. It's rather understandable that LG might want to differentiate itself as far from the town rival Samsung as it can, but there is certainly a way to achieve a larger screen diagonal without a top bezel cutout that fake-makes large screen-to-body ratios, but can be perceived as a me-too copycat of a certain popular Apple handset.

The other specs listed for the upcoming LG G7 are a Snapdragon 845 chipset (duh), and "upgrade" of RAM and memory, which might mean a 6GB/64GB G7, and 6GB/128GB G7+ models. The rear camera is expected to come with a dual 16MP sensor config in a vertical positioning, with all the AI camera shenanigans from the V30S present on the G7 as well, along with the quad audio converter. The battery is expected to be in the 3000mAh mark, like on the Galaxy S9

As for the price, the LG G7 is said to cost a bit more than its predecessor, at least in Korea, to the tune of an $850-$950 equivalent, depending on the model. Another interesting tip in the leak is that LG will be looking to converge its high-end G and V lines next year, as with today's bezel-less design trends, they are getting pretty overlapping already. Since the LG G7 is expected to arrive in May, or two months later than its predecessor, then the V40 is said to be scheduled for a November release, instead of the usual V-line September timeframe. "We are reviewing the unveiling event in various ways, whether it will be held in Korea or the US or Europe," said one LG official about the G7 announcement, so stay tuned.

source: ETNews (translated)

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  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h talk time)



1. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Quad DAC and 2 front facing cameras are required

2. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

It will be late to the 2018 party for sure. Availability will be world wide by July or August. Too late.

12. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Nothings late for a decent phone.

16. JohnR

Posts: 163; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

If you don’t care about making a profit, sure

13. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Notch? No thanks.


Posts: 945; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Do you think Google will have a notch with their pixel phones this year?

26. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

From the last leak of Android P they mentioned that there’s an special notification for notch?.

29. pixel8or

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

Yep, I just don't understand the notch. I don't care, really, but it seems like it' adding trouble for apps vs. just having a thin black bezel at the top that would have all of the cameras, sensors, earpiece, etc. Just seems like a step backerds.

31. ChicagoBorn

Posts: 102; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Trouble for apps especially on android where apps don’t get updated at a good pace.

3. Subpixel

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 22, 2018

All the leaks and specs are legit, but the wallpaper in this render is incorrect. thursday august 31 was in 2017.

4. androiduser

Posts: 514; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Rip lg

5. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Looks nice wish if lg tirms the lower bezels.

22. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

Me too, brother. I can accept the notch but it just doesn't suit with the chin. I hope this isn't the final design.

27. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Hope so they’ll trim the chin and add 6 gig of ram this time and most important thing no screen issue with upcoming G7.

32. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

My exact thoughts! You described everything that I want. I hope that they will do this.

6. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

So sad that they didn't keep the V30's design..

7. Cat97

Posts: 1978; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

You can always buy the V30.

28. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

V30 desgin looks and feel exctlay like iPhone X, but without notch. Nothing wrong with notch for a 6 inch+ screen since screen is big enough.

8. TerryD

Posts: 560; Member since: May 09, 2017

Design Innovation. U haz none.

9. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1473; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

LG where are the days when you actually knew how to design a good phone, from the Nexus 5 and the LG G2 to the innovative G5 modular design, you've fallen so far and are now stooping to copy Apple's dreadful notch. Sure you've improved the sensor design and made it smaller than their version, but it's still so damn ugly. May this move cost you dearly, you have certainly lost my respect. And for those who say, well there's the V30, it's too big for my taste.

10. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Wonder if it will have front u dear glass fingerprint sensor? Hopefully. Please be no bigger than the G6 the V30 is too wide.

11. TerryD

Posts: 560; Member since: May 09, 2017

The one in the video has what looks like a fingerprint reader on the back underneath the cameras.

14. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

A notch with a chin is a design failure... I've gotten used to it on the X but to put a chin on it is not necessary. Hopefully this isn't the final design.

15. J2017

Posts: 75; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

"There is certainly a way to achieve a larger screen diagonal without a top bezel cutout that fake-makes large screen-to-body ratios" I agree but why was this comment not made about the iPhone X?

18. rsiders

Posts: 2012; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

20 Android with notches before the G7 even gets out the gates. Late to the party as usual LG. Tsk tsk.

19. Joosty

Posts: 490; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Lol these silly Notch imitators. Apple will eliminate the notch, and then?

21. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Then they will also eliminate it. Apple is giving hard slaps to all chinese OEM's & LG.

20. Sparkxster

Posts: 1245; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I quite like the design of the G7. Notch is small. Wonder if it has the combo front facing camera+iris scanner?

23. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

For all the people that says that LG is a copycat, etc. Lg has a patent for a notch even before the essential phone: https://www.phonearena.com/news/LG-patent-shows-dual-screen-phone-crossing-the-lines-between-the-companys-V-and-G-series_id94230

24. gamehead unregistered

GTFOH with that garbage design

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