LG G7 is on schedule and will be announced "when the time is right"

LG G7 is on schedule and will be announced
It may be true that LG G7 won't make an appearance next month at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, but that doesn't mean that flagship was delayed, according to LG. Still, considering the fact the South Korean company usually unveils its flagship for the first half of the year at MWC, we could say that the G7 was postponed.

LG's CEO confirmed early this year at CES (Consumers Electronics Show) 2018 that the G7 development will start from scratch, which is the main reason the smartphone won't be announced next month.

However, LG recently told Android Central that the G7 is right on track for release and that more information on when it will be announced will be revealed “when the time is right.”


Delayed or not, it seems that LG is still committed to the two flagships per year cycle since we can't think of a reason not to release another V series handset in fall. It remains to be seen whether or not the naming of the G series will be changed, but that should be LG's least concerns.

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28 Comments

2. Pabliell

Posts: 179; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Wrong move again, LG. People are buying latest and greatest, but if you won't give people your latest and greatest, then they'll go and buy someone else's latest and greatest. I wish you best, but this way you still won't make money.

5. surethom

Posts: 1665; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

No connect move this year, they are not rushing out & using previous years tech like the G6, LG are doing the right thing & if still flat glass then thats even better, dont like the curve glass horrible to hold & reflects light.

24. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

curve glass fits the angles of your palm and is softer on the skin. Lots of good case friendly screen protectors out for curved displays also.

30. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

LG should add removable battery as an option. Tired of non-removable batteries!

17. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

This is much better than launching it with inferior specs (G6, SD821) just to be the first. The wrong move would be to launch it with different, inferior specs across different regions. We want all the features in Europe, LG!

26. Pabliell

Posts: 179; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

That's why I called it "wrong again". To stay competitive you either have to be like Apple, making one phone a year, but the best possible one, or be on time with others to be a competition. LG is experimenting now, which will cause more harm than good.

31. ChazzMatt

Posts: 104; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Right. The regionalized specs of the G6 was idiotic idea. You couldn't buy an LG G6 with all the specs. Quad DAC, more storage, Qi wireless charging were all split up to various countries.

3. surethom

Posts: 1665; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Great that they are not rushing & waiting for the current technology so can compete with Samsung. If the G7 Is the V30 but in the better G6 phone dimensions then give it to me.

4. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Off-topic, and commenting on semantics and grammar is just pedantic, but... this site really needs to get writers who proofread better or a copy editor.

10. hazard1

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Good move, LG. Samsung and Apple err in the other direction, flooding us with "leaks," renders, well-produced commercials and other news. That strategy has produced flops and poorly-received phones from both. Or not....

13. Jrod99

Posts: 715; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

For a phone that’s not called the G7 sure are referring to it as that. So really don’t know anything. Maybe wait till some real news before posting article. Just a thought.

15. DFranch

Posts: 533; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

LG got a lot of flack for announcing the V30 early (end of August) and not being available for almost 2 months (mid October). I'm sure they did this to give potential Note 8/Iphone buyers a heads up that the V30 was inbound, but people railed at the wait. Now people are complaining that they aren't announcing the G7 early enough. Talk about a Lose/Lose proposition. Would it be better if they announced in February and the phone didn't come out until April? Samsung might be getting the entire supply of SD 845 chips again, giving LG no option but to hold off on an announcement.

22. rsiders

Posts: 1935; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Absolutely not. I'll take a perceived delayed announcement if that means they can finally get the launch right and work with carriers to get actual working units available when the device is said to be available in stores. Also big displays. None of that V30 nonsense. LG really dropped the ball with such a great device.

25. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

The problem is that they announce a phone and then just leave potential buyers hanging, no info on release dates, just nothing at all for a couple of months. This causes people who were excited for the device to completely lose interest and look elsewhere. Most OEM's announce the phone and then give a release date when you can actually buy one. If LG can't learn from other OEM's then theres no hope for them. Everyone else can see where they are going wrong, why can't they?.

20. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I think they will announce in late April and sell in mid May.

23. matistight

Posts: 981; Member since: May 13, 2009

They're waiting for SD 845 processors to come out so they can make the G7 with an SD 835 processor lol

28. ant1171984

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 03, 2010

WOW! So initially it was rumored to come at the beginning of the year in effort to "beat Samsung to the race" Then, we were told it was scraped all together and they were staring from "scratch" on a new design. Next it was rumored that they are not going to release the G7 at any time soon, rather they would push a new LGV30 + Alpha to go against the GS9. Now, we are saying the G7 is back on? (Forgot to mention multiple sources also stated it will not be called the G7 either). I can't keep up with this....

29. Poptart2828

Posts: 363; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

My LG g6 had a software meltdown three weeks into use. Will never pick up another LG phone ever again.

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