The LG G7 could end up looking like every other notch copycat out there


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. 

The LG G7 could end up looking like every other notch copycat out there
Well, we sincerely hope that the units that were shown at the MWC and leaked out in the above video, are the ones that have been nixed, and LG is getting back to the drawing board on something different, because if they are the actual G7 that will make a cameo later this year, it will look like... well, every other notch-y iPhone X copycat out there that the street will be flooded with this year, it seems. If you want to see how the G7 might end up looking like, look no further than the renders below that are based on the leaked Judy prototype from the MWC and other places, and infused with the typical LG design language. 

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.

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33 Comments

1. shield

Posts: 809; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

This is Fake, this is LG V30 with notch. And first with notch is Essential no iPhone, iPhone ctrl C crtl V, but LG V10 is first with second screen ala notch.

39. yalokiy

Posts: 884; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

And this notch looks only half as bad as apple's.

42. techbuttcheex

Posts: 202; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

More notch phones are a good thing, because it will bring down the cost of flagships.

2. Cat97

Posts: 1728; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

These "copycats" actually benefit consumers, because the huge bezels from the past need to go. I would prefer such a copycat instead of an "original" huge-bezel phone.

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Yeah because the LG V30 has these enormous huge bezels that make it look like it's from 2001 /s

16. Cat97

Posts: 1728; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

That is a huge phone in itself. It doesn't matter if the bezels look small on a 6+ inch phone. My TV has very small bezels.

5. Paranoid_Android unregistered

We were looking for phones with flat screens, then we added the headphones jack, and now, looking for a decent phone without a notch. If this trend keeps spreading like that, then we are heading directly to destination f*ed.

28. Cat97

Posts: 1728; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Try Galaxy S8 Active.

6. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The iPhone X's notch was wide because it needed space for the dot projector and IR camera, add to them all the other sensors the typical smartphone comes equipped with. So when Essential was able to give us a pretty small notch that looks nothing like the iPhone X's notch, I have no doubt in my mind that all these companies are deliberately going with a wide notch to look like the iPhone X.

19. Cat97

Posts: 1728; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Actually a large notch allows you to place a regular speaker and reduce costs. What Essential did was extremely clever and that speaker placement along the top bezel but not inside the notch was probably very hard to achieve. Their phone design is highly underrated, if they eliminate the chin and add a great camera they will have a bestseller on their hands.

22. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If Essential can do it, I'm sure it won't be hard for LG to achieve this as well. But as I said, they're deliberately going with this design.

29. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Their phone design is highly underrated, if they eliminate the chin and add a great camera they will have a bestseller on their hands." You are joking, right? that's one of the most stupid thing i have heard in a long time and shows you don't understand the what's going on in mobile world. Hardly no-one buys essential phone even if it's the best phone in the market, masses aren't buying products which they don't know. Only phone people now the word essential, and even from us very few would buy such a phone when we already have great selection of phones from trusted brands.

11. lbblock

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

See, 5-6 years ago there used to be much more variety in the design of android phones. However there must be something in consumer behavior (yes, YOUR behavior) that led most of them to eventually decide to photocopy Apple wholesale. You might be the reason smaller phones are hard to come by, and many "full-screen" devices weigh way more than they should.

12. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

This model was canceled by the new LG mobile's CEO. So the G7 won't look like that.

23. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Source?

30. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

it's not cancelled, it's their next flagship, i know android fans would want this to be cancelled, but sorry to give a bad news, this is how their next flagship will look :)

13. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

R.I.P LG 2009-2018 all of us who suffer the bootloop will remember you

15. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

You know this model (design) was canceled...right ?

31. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

no it wasn't read what Evan said next day after that news :)

14. thetruthhasbeenspoken

Posts: 81; Member since: May 02, 2017

Glad samsung is standing out

21. Trex95

Posts: 2320; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Samsung won’t copy Apple anymore cause Apple will sue Samsung. Other OEM’s no problem for copying iPhone X except Samsung Lol.

26. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It has nothing to do with lawsuits. Samsung are separating themselves from Apple for more than 4 years now, they revolutionized their designs to look nothing like the iPhone, and when people claimed Samsung will follow Apple's lead and remove the 3.5 headphone jack and copy 3d touch, Samsung did none of that.

32. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

I'm sure they're thinking about it

34. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm sure what you have to say about Samsung is meaningless, as you've proved since you have been here that you're nothing but a Sony fanboy that doesn't miss on a chance to diss Samsung.

25. Xperia14

Posts: 1203; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Please just recycle the V30's design! Also with an OLED screen.

41. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1504; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

LG V30 also has an OLED(P-OLED) screen made by LG.

35. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Good thing Samsung doesn't follow the 'trend' yet.

36. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Looking good , looking better than S9 I think. I cant understand these people here Just time etc. are on the top. It looks good. It gives you all screen to use , unlike S9

37. Sparkxster

Posts: 1155; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Agreed.

38. monoke

Posts: 1127; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Oh no! Notch another one!?.. This is notch good... Notch good at all.

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