The LG G7 could come in both LCD and OLED variants?

With the V30 top-tier phablet, LG finally ditched its LCD displays and opted for OLED panels. And it was a pretty good OLED — with different color calibration modes, you could get anything from punchy reds and cold whites to warm, subdued, and natural colors on the V30's screen.

We are expecting an LG G7 (or whatever its name ends up being) to be announced sometime soon and the rumor mill is churning design leaks and specs left and right. Apparently, the LG G7 will have a notch, which the user will be able to "hide" if they so wish, by choosing a more classic interface. The way that would work is the "ears" that go around the notch will be blacked out. And it's widely believed that the G7 will also rock an OLED display and make good use of its deep blacks when it attempts to "hide" the notch.

However, now, a new rumor is floating around — one that states LG is deliberating on launching two variants of the G7. One will have the expected OLED panel, while the other one will take a step back and sport an LCD panel, just like the previous G flagships.



While we don't think that LG's LCD panels look bad per se, it's really counter-intuitive to continue making them considering the company keeps pushing for features like Always-on Display and Knock On. These will be less power-draining when used on an OLED panel.

We are also curious to know what types of variants LG is considering. Will the display panel be the only difference, or are we also going to see considerable deviations in hardware? Or maybe the OLED model will have a notch, while the LCD one will sport more of a G6 look? We'll have to wait and see...

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  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
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  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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13 Comments

1. andrewc31394

Posts: 270; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

PLEASE GO OLED

9. Romantico3pe

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

Please dont go oled, i dont want my screen to burn in

13. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Agree with you 100% LG IPS has an image retention issue and hope lg will fix it with upcoming G7 leave a lone LG OLED that burn in so fast.

2. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

OLED please

3. kevv2288

Posts: 265; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Gonna need oled to hide the notch.

4. antroid

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

I hope one of the varients won't get the stupid natch

5. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1475; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Oled for the plus & LCD for Neo/lite for the cost cutting.

6. antmiu2

Posts: 549; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

OLED for the normal G7 and LCD for the lite/Neo

7. A_A_A

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Looks like people don't even understand why they are so obsessed with OLED panels. Good LCD screen has excellent colors and white levels as well as consume less battery power. OLED panels just like everything else have their advantages and disadvantages. I had a lot of phone - some with OLED some with LCD and noticed that most important factor is quality of the screen but not technology it's build on.

8. DFranch

Posts: 489; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

That 2nd photo is the perfect use of the notch. the time/notifications up in the notch area giving additional real estate for the remainder of the screen.

10. Xperia14

Posts: 1194; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

OLED and no notch please.

11. Cat97

Posts: 1676; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Actually, the LG G5 and G6 Always On Display on LCD panels draw less power as per some reviews compared to Samsung's AOD. If anyone can do a good and efficient AOD on a LCD display, that would be LG.

12. iushnt

Posts: 3035; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Not anymore, the AOD on S8 consume extremely less power than AOD on G5.

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