Oh, the humanity! LG had supposedly gotten back to the drawing board regarding its G7 flagship, in order to try and differentiate it more from the competition, at least externally. That is apparently the reason it didn't announce it at the MWC expo last month, but brought some prototypes to showcase to carriers and industry insiders.
There is certainly a way to achieve a larger screen diagonal without a top bezel cutout that fake-makes large screen-to-body ratios, but renders the display's horns all but useless in everyday interaction, and Samsung has shown it can be done with the new Galaxy S9 front that returns a ratio higher than the iPhone X with the same screen diagonal. It's rather understandable that LG might want to differentiate itself as far from the town rival Samsung as it can, but then it might fall into the trap of following all the Chinese copycats that have gone the way of the notch, too. So sad.