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LG G7 confirmed to be unveiled in late April, to hit store shelves in mid-May

LG G7 confirmed to be unveiled in late April, to hit store shelves in mid-May
LG recently confirmed to the South Korean media that its flagship smartphone will be officially introduced in the country in late April. Reservations for the LG G7 will begin one week later and the smartphone should hit the shelves in mid-May. The handset maker said the LG G7 will be available in South Korea through all three major carriers in the country.

The LG G7 or whatever name the company decides to use is expected to be the first LG smartphone to pack an M-LCD display, which is said to be 35% more energy efficient than a typical LCD panel.

The M-LCD manufacturing technique implies the addition of white pixels that emit light to existing RGB (red, green, blue) pixels, which is expected to greatly improve overall brightness. Unlike OLED panels, M-LCD costs are lower though LG expects it to offer the same level of efficiency and quality.

Furthermore, LG confirmed that the G7 will be priced reasonably since the company managed to reduce costs by using LCD panels instead of OLEDs. Other major improvements installed on the G7 include many AI-related features like those found on the ThinQ models.

Finally, the G7 is expected to include LG's first ever rear dual camera to feature an f.1/5 aperture for better and brighter pictures. The controversial notch will be included as well, along with a powerful Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB RAM and either 64GB (G7) or 128GB (G7 Plus) internal memory.

source: ETNews (translated)

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15 Comments

GreenMan

Posts: 2658; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

"The controversial notch will be included as well." Nah. "The first smartphone to pack an M-LCD display." New tech. Probably in semi-prototype stage. Nah. "The LG G7 or whatever name the company decides to use..." LG, please call it "LG X (Clone Edition)" to keep things honest and reasonable. And the slogan should be this: "We can no longer innovate, neither we care about what you think." P.S LG has deleted the post on Reddit in which it asked for opinions regarding the notch. Goes on to tell just how much LG cares about its customers and user feedback! My prayers be with you, LG. May your G7 fall right on its arse. 'Day...

sgodsell

Posts: 6528; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I am really curious to see what this new MLCD display technology is all about.

KParks23

Posts: 717; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

I'd say.... Saving money!

Shorty2k18

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 25, 2018

It is not a new technology. All cheap TV´s from LG have this since years. You can google it (RGBW)

Whitedot

Posts: 602; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Inovation ended long time ago.

Cat97

Posts: 1535; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I have never had a better phone than my former LG G2. Compact, big battery and great battery life (which are not the same thing), plastic, drop-resistant back, a great, energy-efficient, visible RGB notification LED, IR blaster, hardware-based double tap to wake and sleep. Then LG threw all these features away and chose to output mostly oversized garbage with pathetic battey life year after year.

delta

Posts: 79; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

f**king why LG?? Wee just want the lg v30 design with an snapdragon 845 an updated camera...no f**king notch, at least has audio jack...

MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 184; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

That'll be the V40. The G series is for LG's clone phone range.

Furkan

Posts: 549; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

notch is good but no notch would be a perfect selling point because op6 p20p etc have notch.

Sparkxster

Posts: 1030; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

LG interpretation of the notch is pretty well done I feel like Huawei and LG did good jobs with the design of their notches.

KingSam

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

1: how's ThinQ pronounced, "think" or " Thin Q" dumb name I'm. 2: It seems spinning off the phones will keep the MSRP up. The v30 hasn't depreciated too far. 3: Fix your damn front facing camera and battery life. And cheaper price sounds good in my book.

Furkan

Posts: 549; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

V30's battery life is better than S9 Plus. what are you talking about

rsiders

Posts: 1728; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

V30's battery life is better than the Pixel 2/XL, Galaxy S8/+, S9/+, and iPhone X. Am I missing something?

CreeDiddy

Posts: 1980; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

People...desperate Android companies are trying to sell phones...that’s so unfortunate given this soft smartphone market. If you can’t beat em join em...

drazwy

Posts: 331; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

So we should expect it Mid-June/July.

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