LG G7 release date set for mid-March, OLED display and 6GB RAM in tow
While we were musing yesterday whether the upcoming LG G7 will sport a Snapdragon 835 or 845 chipset, based on its official listing on LG's UK website under the Quick Charge 4.0 category, a Korean publication is spilling the beans on its specs and even release date.
It turns out that the G7 may ship with Snapdragon 845, after all, which would be a huge jump from the 821 in the G6, but there are plenty of other novelties to look forward to. The sources claim that, in addition, G7 will sport 6GB RAM, shooting it directly into the flagship ranks where it belongs. Another nice surprise, if the tips pan out, is that the G7 would be borrowing the OLED display tech from the V30, as well as it's "all-screen" exterior.
We will not be worried of the Samsung Galaxy S9 launched in March
As for the release date after the MWC expo unveiling next month, it is apparently set for mid-March, right around the time that the Galaxy S9 is expected to hit shelves. "We will not be worried of the Samsung Galaxy S9 launched in March, but will prioritize the G7 differentiation," said Hwang Jung-hwan, head of mobile communication's business division. The rollout will apparently be in stages, as LG has reportedly signed deals with the big three Korean carriers to launch the G7 in April, so it might prioritize the US and other markets first, and then issue the handset at its home turf.
"Domestic consumers will be able to purchase the G7 after April 20th," confirmed other sources, which would be a full month after the G7 eventually launches in the all-important US market, and might have something to do with Samsung grabbing most of the initial Snapdragon 845 supply. As for other specs, the publication lists IP68 waterproof rating, iris recognition with a dual front camera set, dual rear camera, wireless charging and... FM radio. Cool.
source: ETNews (translated)
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