LG G7: We are in the very early stages of the year 2017. And we have a number of smartphones that are waiting in the pipeline to make an appearance on the market. The biggest one that we are looking forward to is definitely the Samsung Galaxy S8. Other than that we have the LG G6 also waiting to be released very soon. Amidst all the buzz related to the smartphones that are going to be unveiled if we go ahead by a year, we will surely come across a number of things that for the time being are not even considered in the frame of things. One of those electronic gadgets is certainly the LG G7. It is going to be absorbing to take a look at how things could turn out to be when the handset hits the market. So in this round-up article, we have talked about the probable LG G7 release date, features and key specs as well as have accumulated all the latest news and rumors about this highly anticipated smartphone.
LG G7 Release Date (When is it coming out?)
The Korean tech conglomerate has already launched the latest flagship device, LG G6 during the Mobile World Congress 2017 and if we take a glance at the trend that LG has set when it comes to the launch of their flagship smartphones, we can find out that there has been an utter inconsistency when it comes to the launch of the smartphones in the G Series. LG G4 was unveiled on April 28, 2015, and consumers could buy the phone in South Korea from April 29. The worldwide release took place later on in the month of June that year. LG then shifted the timing of the release of their flagship device and chose the grand stage of Mobile World Congress (MWC) for the unveiling of LG G5. It was on February 21 last year that LG G5 made appeared on the scenes for the first time. The smartphone went on sale from April 2016. So what will be the LG G7 release date?
Taking a cue from the recent trend that LG has started to follow, it can be stated that LG G7 Smartphone will come out on the market in the month of February next year and Mobile World Congress is going to be the stage that LG will opt for yet again. So before we predict anything on the release date of LG G7, check out trend LG has followed over the years.
|LG G Series Smartphone||Official Release Date|
|LG G2||September 12, 2013|
|LG G3||May 28, 2014|
|LG G4||April 29, 2015 (announced); June 2015 (worldwide release)|
|LG G5||February 21, 2016 (announced); April 2016 (official release)|
|LG G6||February 26, 2017|
|LG G7||February 2018 (Tentative)|
Having said that, and considering LG’s schedule so far in 2017, it is probably safe to assume that the LG G7 release date might be moved up next year. This is because the LG V30, the company’s latest flagship smartphone, is receiving an early release this year in August. LG is probably doing this to avoid competition with other major flagships slated to come out later in the year, and so far, the plan seems to have worked. Enthusiasm surrounding the LG V30 device has been soaring, and the technical changes that the company has brought in have grabbed all attention.
Now while much about the LG G7 is still in the shadows, it has been speculated by many that its release date may be earlier than the expected February schedule. The logic behind this could be LG’s intentions to avoid conflict with the Samsung Galaxy S9, slated to come out during February or March next year. It is essential to keep in mind that the reports that had correctly predicted the V30’s advanced launch also had the same to say about the 2018 flagship. So if this turns out to be true, then the LG G7 release date could well be in January 2018.
LG G7 Features (What is cooking under the hood?)
LG G7 is definitely going to be one of the most updated smartphones that are going to hit the market next year. We try to make an attempt to predict what the features of upcoming LG G7 are going to be as we wish to see a number of innovations to be made by the smartphone making brand based out of Seoul in South Korea.
LG has already given away the modular design in the LG G6. It was one of those ideas which went wayward when it came to the application in practical use and for the time being it seems a wise decision to give away the modular design in LG G6. But this is something that fans of LG smartphones would love to see making a comeback in LG G7. The developers have a lot of time to go before they start thinking about the design of the smartphone. So it will be really great to see the modular design making a comeback but this time with better implication policy.
Considering the fact that LG will surely go one step further while developing the LG G7 we predict that the upcoming device will be a bezel-less smartphone with the fingerprint sensor being placed on the rear side of the smartphone. Also, we hope that the awkward camera bulge on the back of the device gets flattened completely. In case, if the problem of the camera bulge persists in the design of the forthcoming LG G7 then this is something that the Korean company should look forward to taking care of.
A 4K display is a bare minimum that a flagship smartphone must sport if the release date of the smartphone is set in the year 2018. It will be really shocking if LG G7 doesn’t come with a 4K display resolution. Now being a fan of the smartphones from LG, one would definitely love to see the display support getting cranked up to 5K. That will be something out-of-the-world, but the possibilities quite obviously can’t be ruled out.
It also remains to be seen whether LG G7 comes with an AMOLED display or not for the OLED technology is something that LG has engaged a lot of research work. Not only that, expectations are on the rise that the forthcoming flagship is going to come with the secondary display which is a characteristic feature of the in-house V Series smartphones.
# LG Display will be revamping it smartphone OLED display production in July 2017 and will use the OLED panels for LG G7.
LG V30, which releases this year and which could be LG’s first smartphone with an OLED screen is expected to be the testing ground for LG’s OLED progress before they are rolled into its flagship model G7. So, essentially LG G7 will follow suit behind LG V30’s optimal performance of its OLED screen.
For a while now, LG Display has been capable of producing OLED displays. It has been extensively used in its TV sets. LG has maintained its commitment to OLED TV sets despite the OLED market being dominated 95% by Samsung. LG display will not be able to supply OLED screens for iPhone until 2019 at the earliest due to low yield rate and since Samsung was selected to be the sole supplier of OLED panels for Apple due to its mature production methods.
The LG G6 smartphone which got announced in February 2017 sported the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. Therefore a revamping in the chipset of the upcoming LG G7 can be expected. Some sources have said that the next smartphone in the series could be equipped with the Snapdragon 845 SoC but we can certainly expect an alteration or a change in it later as there are no official reports on the news
LG G7 will definitely come with the latest Android 8.0 operating system which is yet to be rolled out by its developer. By the time we approach the release of the LG G7, Android OS developers would definitely have revealed the next generation operating system which makes it all the more obvious that the smartphone will come with the Android 8.0 operating system.
One of the exciting features of a smartphone these days is the camera. And it will be really unexpected if the camera specifications of the LG G7 do not surprise its users. Talking about a formidable camera feature a dual camera on both sides of the smartphone is a bare minimum. Along with that, few enhancement-inducing sensors should assist the LG G7 camera on the back of the device. The selfie snapper also needs to be something from the top draw which makes dual lens camera with flash a must-have in the upcoming flagship device.
Earlier speculations had highlighted that the LG G6 was supposed to come up with a removable battery. But things turned out to be different when the smartphone got rolled out in the market. The device got equipped with a non-removable battery and now even the LG G7 is also expected to sport the same feature. And there will certainly be a boost in the battery capacity of the upcoming device as it is envisioned to be more than 3300 mAh.
AI Assistance in the smartphones these days is becoming a common factor. Samsung introduced Bixby this year and even Siri has been updated now. It seems that LG is also working on the feature and we might get to see the upcoming LG G7 featuring its own AI Assistance. It has also been said that the South Korean tech giant has made a division with two research platforms and are working on the technology. Therefore, LG users are quite exhilarated to see what the smartphone actually comes up with.
The additional features of a smartphone are something that often determines the quality of the smartphone. In fact, it does have an effect on the sales of the smartphone because almost all the flagship smartphones from different manufacturers bear a close resemblance to each other when it comes to the basic features. And that is why developers every passing day have grown a tendency to invest more in the additional features.
LG G7 being the flagship device that will hit the market in 2018 will certainly bear some magnificent additional features. Iris scanner is definitely going to be one of those as Fingerprint scanner is something that has already become an old school feature, and even the non-flagships come with a Fingerprint scanner. Bluetooth 5.0 which has been rolled in the latter half of the year 2016 will surely be one of the connectivity features in the much-anticipated smartphone. The next-gen flagship from LG must surely arrive on the scenes with an IP68 certification.
LG G7 Price (Will it burn a hole in your pocket?)
LG G6 bears a price tag of almost $750. So it will be really dicey to get an idea how much the next smartphone in the LG G series will cost. But one thing is for sure; there will be a price hike. And we predict that the price of LG G7 will vary between $850 – $900.
Although the G6 has already hit the market shelves, to get our hands on the much-coveted smartphone, we have to wait for at least a year if not more than that. Quite naturally, it will not be surprising if we see a number of changes taking place in the features of the LG G7. Also, it is a heck of a tough job to predict the exact LG G7 release date and price. But for the time being, keeping in mind the current trend we can expect that the key specifications as mentioned above to be a part of the LG G7. So wait for some days and stay updated regarding all the developments that are taking place surrounding the flagship smartphone from the house of LG. Meanwhile stay tuned to our website for all the upcoming LG G7 news and rumors.