No joke: LG G7 renders (notch included) and dimensions leak out

Exactly one month ago, we showed you what were, supposedly, real life photos of a cancelled LG G7. Shortly after that, it was reported that the photos actually depicted a G7 model that LG should launch, eventually. Now, we're seeing a bunch of new renders that seemingly show the upcoming flagship smartphone from multiple angles.

Revealed by Mr. Phone and @OnLeaks, these new LG G7 renders present a device that matches the one seen in the aforementioned live photos. The phone definitely has a notch and a display that occupies most of its front side (this display could measure 6 inches). The back of the LG G7 hosts a dual camera with LED flash and laser auto focus, plus a fingerprint scanner. Oh, and there's a 3.5mm headset jack at the bottom.   

Reportedly, the LG G7 measures roughly 153.2 x 71.9 x 8.2 mm, thus it's going to be a bit taller and thicker than last year's LG G6 (which measures 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm). The new handset should be powered by Qualcomm's high-end Snapdragon 845 processor, further offering up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space. 

It's said that LG is planning to release the G7 in May. The smartphone could come with a software trick that allows user to hide its notch if they don’t want to see it (and it looks like many people really don’t).

P.S.: Yes, today is April Fool’s Day, and while plenty of stories around the Web shouldn’t be taken seriously, these LG G7 renders are - most likely - based on the real thing. Until now, @OnLeaks revealed quite many (and quite accurate) renders of unannounced smartphones, so we have little to no reasons to doubt the accuracy of this new leak. 


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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)



1. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Actually it's hard to tell that the phone has a notch when its turned off, unfortunately people will see it when they needed to use it ;(

5. RevolutionA

Posts: 399; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

This things not as beautiful as iPhone X but you can adjust to its notch just by turning your screen off

15. androiduser

Posts: 513; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Its ugly but still more beautiful than the iphone

19. KParks23

Posts: 730; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Looks ok but no thanks I hate the notches on these current phones!

24. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Nothing is wrong with the notch, if you NEVER see it, even when the display is on. And never to mess up with pictures, video, browser, apps..... Hidden inside a black thin bezel-like stripe , and only some icons on it, all of the time. That's nice little feature. Isn't it. Apple just implemented it in wrong and fugly way(as always do), that's why many ppl hate it. We must open their eyes.

25. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

But it's distracting, especially when watching videos.

27. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

OMG How can I explain. LOL It will NEVER distract anything, if the real usable display starts from down from the notch. And on the top have thin (software) black bezel all of the time, where the black notch is hidden in. You can only see the icons beside the notch on the black (software) bezel. So even if you watch videos, you can always see the time, battery , or some notifications by your choice. Please read and think!

46. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Why would you want to see the icons while watching a video or playing a game? That's just weird and distracting.

53. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

All full-screen apps, like watching a video or playing a game, turn off the status bar. Otherwise, it wouldn't be a full-screen app. But even with the black background, the notch gets in the way because there is less space for status bar icons and notifications. Please think

49. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

If you never see it there's no point in it being there in the first place. You're making no sense. Then you say it's thin strip with time and icons visible all the time so obviously you can see it!! Also unless it's an OLED display that strip will always be visible when it's turn on. Why the hell would you want that when watching video and using full screen apps? It's a stupid feature, it's adds nothing.

37. audibot

Posts: 658; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

lets just call it what it is lg freaking out because of low sales so they think the low selling iphone x notch and essential phones notch is a good idea i call lg g7 will be the lowest selling lg flag phone

2. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Like it. Getting it.

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Oh well.. They bother to make "verified account" on reddit and then make post to see people's comment about smartphone with notch, and then they quickly delete that post after being flooded with rejection.. And here they make a flagship with notch, even if they know it will flop..

7. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Display is deal breaker. should have been OLED.

8. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

It's the V30 with a notch.


Posts: 446; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Headphone jack! :)

43. lyndon420

Posts: 6841; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

That's the selling point right there...

10. surethom

Posts: 1722; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Thanks you LG for not going wider, the urre t new flagship phones a so so wide, 72mm is wide enough. Still want an amoled screen though lcd are not good for my eyes.

18. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I wish it was wider. This probably means that it will still have the same small usable screen area as the G6 (because of the notch), which is lacking in width thanks to these stupid tall aspect ratios (a 5.7" 18:9 screen has the same width of a 5.2" 16:9 screen).

38. surethom

Posts: 1722; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

No we don't want wider that's the problem lately no choice. If you want wider get the v, 30

52. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Yes, I'm thinking of getting the V30 because of the wider screen, but its camera and older chipset are holding me down. I wish that they did the same thing as Samsung; offer the same phone in different screen sizes.

11. Mfco7

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

What a stupid design! You are a big and prestigious company, you are bigger than this stupid tradition.

12. shield

Posts: 853; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Design looks good, better than Ugly is**t X.

13. A_A_A

Posts: 225; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Well, at least 3.5 mm jack is in place, size of the device is not huge (pretty much like G6). Overall design is quite stylish. So, let's hope for good battery life and good price.

14. Foxgabanna

Posts: 614; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Looks cool.

16. JohnR

Posts: 158; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

It looks like every other 2018 phone

17. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Really like the design! The notch is justified imo as the upper bezel is very small. This will probably replace my G6. Just hoping for a bigger (OLED) screen, a better camera and better battery life.

20. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Wish it had the curved screen of the V30 though.These edges look like the same as on the G6, and they are actually a little sharp. The curved edges on the V30 were actually way smoother to hold.

21. KingSam

Posts: 1484; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Look beautiful tbh. Just upgrade your front camera LG.

22. Graff

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 01, 2018

Wish this was an April Fool's joke. I also wish they would stick to notchless phones with small bezels. I can't believe they're hoping onto the iPhone trend now too.

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