It seems like the LG G7 may arrive later than expected, as the company’s vice chairman and CEO of LG Electronics, Jo Seong-jin, ordered a revision of the device, at least according to a report by Korea Herald. The source also claims that the phone’s launch will be delayed to April because of this, even though it was expected to arrive in February or March. If this info is accurate, the LG G7 will not launch during this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, where the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will get announced, as per recent confirmation.
Korea Herald actually bases its article on the info provided by a ‘company official who asked for anonymity’. LG’s employees who are developing the LG G7 were basically told to stop developing the phone, and to review the device altogether, from scratch. This move by Jo Seong-jin could have something to do with the company’s money-losing smartphone department, as he said during a press conference at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, that LG will unveil smartphones when it is needed, and that the company will not launch new phones just because their competitors did. Jo Seong-jin also said that he’s considering changing the smartphone’s brand name during his speech at CES last week, which is rather interesting. Now, it is somewhat unlikely that LG will change the LG G7’s design significantly at this stage of its development, but anything is possible following Jo Seong-jin’s recent order. It seems like the company is ready to do whatever it takes to make its smartphone business profitable, and Jo Seong-jin is probably only trying to make sure that the LG G7 is a phone worthy of announcing.
Having said that, the LG G7 will likely resemble the LG V30, it will ship with really thin bezels, even thinner than the LG V30, probably, and it will be made out of metal and glass. The phone is expected to sport a dual camera setup on its back, while it is still unknown whether it will sport a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, or will LG perhaps manage to include an in-display fingerprint scanner instead. The phone will, almost certainly, be fueled by the Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core processor which was announced recently, and you can expect to see 6GB of RAM on the inside of this phone. The LG G7 will include a rather large QHD+ P-OLED display, most probably, and Android 8.0 Oreo will come pre-installed on the device, along with LG’s custom UI.