Update: LG G7 rumors are already beginning to trickle in, and also the very early word is that it will utilize an effective Snapdragon 845 chipset and also have an OLED screen. 

In addition, while LG’s recent incomes have painted an unfortunate picture for LG G6 sales, this scenario gives us a very early check out what next year’s flagship must carry out in order to compete.

The LG G6 was recently released into the globe, but we’ve currently began believing concerning its successor, the LG G7.

What will it look like, what’ll be within, and will LG ultimately quit with the region-specific functions? Let’s get started.

Below, you’ll discover the establishing tale of the G7 as we understand it with reports, leakages as well as verified information. As well as naturally, we’ve included our very own two cents regarding just how we hope next year’s flagship comes together.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? LG’s 2018 flagship smartphone
  • When is it out? Spring 2018, most likely
  • How much will it cost? Like the G6, the G7 will certainly be around $729 (concerning £568, AU$967)

LG G7 release date and price

The LG G7 launch date is likely to occur at MWC 2018, so we’re likely to see it on or around Sunday, February 25, 2018.

That’s our best hunch based on the reality that both the LG G6 as well as LG G5 were gone for MWC. The Barcelona conference is a big, simple location for LG to get globally interest. This comes a few months after the reported IFA 2017 launch of the LG V30.

If you’re a year into your carrier’s two-year contract, you’ll be in prime placement to snag the G7 when it comes out in the Spring season. Nevertheless, it won’t be cheap. In accordance with various other LG flagships, we expect it set you back north of $700 at retail, around $729 (( regarding £568, AU$967). It’s a whole lot of cash, however as much as some others. The Samsung Galaxy S8, for instance, retails at $750.  

LG news and rumors

There’s not a lot in the method of LG G7 rumors yet, however we have heard reports that LG intends to change to OLED screens in its flagships from late 2017, which – if true – indicates the LG G7 is most likely to gain from the blacker blacks as well as vibrant images that OLED is understood for.

And the LG G7 could be really effective as well, with one resource claiming LG is already collaborating with Qualcomm to ensure the G7 makes use of the Snapdragon 845 – which is likely to be the primary front runner chipset of 2018.

That would certainly make feeling, since several slammed the G6 for its use the outdated Snapdragon 821, and LG won’t desire to make the very same blunder twice.

Recently, LG’s incomes for 2017 have revealed that the LG G6 has actually been slow to sell, likely a result of launching during the competitive release period along with the Samsung Galaxy S8 as well as Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. 

However, its internals, which we discussed as being a little behind the times, might have belonged to the issue. Understanding that phones with the Snapdragon 835 were coming put an obstacle in front of the G6 before its launch.

You could bet that LG will be gunning to have one of the most effective phone around next year, or at the very least be on part with its competitors. 

While we’re on the hunt for even more rumors as well as details, below are some educated assumptions we can take that are likely to prove out with the next flagship.

There’s a lot about LG’s 2018 flagship that can most likely be gleaned from the G6, actually. Considering that it was the first major smart device to launch with tiny bezels as well as a 18:9 facet proportion, signs point favorably to the following phone maintaining in line with that said basic design viewpoint: a huge, high screen inside of a small build.

However, what it will appear like piece-by-piece is, now, a full secret. Today’s ideal practices in flagship smart device manufacturing aren’t likely to alter all that much entering into 2018, so anticipate to see a fair share of curvature and also steel rushed around the device, with more emphasis directed to the screen.

What do we wish to see in the LG G7? We’re so glad that you asked.

A curved screen option

The LG G6 opts for service (flat) in the front as well as party (bent) in the back, yet we’d like to see LG blend up the formula for the next iteration of its G series.

After seeing how well Samsung’s curved Side experiment ended up —being that it has made the core S product a lot more refined— the LG G7 would certainly be the best test bed for an all new curved appearance, with the hope being that the discoverings will feed right into making future G phones even much better looking.

Plus, who doesn’t like a bit of rounded screen? It really feels great in the hand as well as looks advanced. If LG can develop in some utility, as we’ve seen from Samsung, all the better.

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The latest Snapdragon chipset

The Snapdragon 821 within the LG G6 is adept. It’s best for daily use, only reducing under the immense stress of Musing VR in the Google Pixel (the G6 doesn’t support Daydream. We’ll get to that later.). Even with its performance pedigree, it’s old news.

When the G6 launched, one of its major highlights was that it utilized old innovation – not the takeaway you’re intending for in your brand spanking brand-new front runner smartphone. Not simply that, the S8 revealed it up with the next-gen Snapdragon 835 quickly after its launch. Not the very best look. 

While LG’s most recent charms to those seeking a durable smart device with a lots of functions, it’s mosting likely to have to work to obtain back the hardcore target market that appreciates raw performance ability. Adopting the Snapdragon 845, or whatever the next chipset will be called, would certainly be an excellent way of doing simply that.

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A removable battery

LG recognizes with making phones that have removable batteries. Take the LG G4, LG G5, LG V10 as well as LG V20 as some current instances. So, there’s little to no factor regarding why its next flagship shouldn’t have this sought-after feature.

Of training course, slimmer layout requires sacrifice somewhere around the tool, so while it’s reasonable that LG removed the capability to exchange batteries in its newest mobile phone, it’s a real crowd-pleaser that’s worth remembering for following year’s model.

After last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery blunder, the advantages of a removable battery describe themselves. The good news is, LG’s online reputation in the battery division is iron clothed, however even so, power individuals enjoy having the ability to keep the experience opting for swappable batteries as well as we’re in the same boat.

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Quad DAC as well as cordless charging in all regions

The LG G6 is the jack-of-all-trades, well, depending upon where you live. If you’re in the US, you’re dealt with to wireless charging, yet not the quad DAC equipment that makes your audio sing at audiophile-grade quality.

Those somewhere else worldwide might have been treated to the quad DAC, but they were after that missing cordless billing. Consequently, there is no perfect variation of the LG G6.

In the company’s pursuit to offer each area just what they demand, they’ve abandoned a piece of their audience that has likely removaled into a various phone this year as a result.

We talked to an LG speaker about the challenges of making the “perfect” phone as well as the good news is, he stated that LG is always hearing consumer responses. Offered that said feedback for the LG G6’s local split of hardware attributes, we’ll see if that’s real when the LG G7 arrives next off year.

OLED for VR

Lastly, let’s touch on one of the G6’s a lot more inexcusable noninclusions: an OLED display. The business has actually been instead predictable with its IPS display technology, so the reality that the LG G6 continued the pattern wasn’t a surprise, but that doesn’t make it any much less disappointing.

Many of the mobile phone competitors have actually removaled onto OLED screens, which supply a higher comparison proportion and also brightness capacity compared to IPS LCD does. While it suffers in its restricted viewing angles, it makes up for with a very vibrant image that makes LG’s modern technology look a little stagnant by comparison. To provide you a concept of exactly how behind LG remains in this division, the best Virtual Reality headset suitable with the G6 is Google Cardboard.

An OLED screen in LG’s next isn’t simply to please our desire for exactly what the LG G6 doesn’t have, it’s a needed element for Google Daydream support —something that LG’s latest phone obviously doesn’t have. If virtual fact is your point, you’ll have to get your kicks on a various phone instead. LG, we have seen your magnificent OLED televisions.  You can do this.