A couple of days ago, it was confirmed that the LG’s new flagship is ‘on schedule’, and now we can confirm that it will not be announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. A high-level source at LG confirmed to us that the phone will not debut at MWC, while he also mentioned that the new name of the phone has not been decided / confirmed just yet, so the phone may not be called the LG G7. The source also mentioned that the company may have ‘something’ to release at MWC 2018, though, so who knows what we’ll get.
This new actually follows our exclusive yesterday, where we reported that the HTC U12 will not make an appearance at MWC 2018 either. Earlier this month, it was reported that LG’s CEO ordered a revision of the LG G7 flagship, and that the device’s launch will be delayed because of it, well, LG did confirm that the phone is right on schedule, as already mentioned, so that report may not have been as accurate as it seemed at first. It seems like LG is considering its options, though, LG Electronics is making a profit, but its mobile division is still struggling, and LG is probably looking for the best way to approach the launch of its new flagship. The company will release smartphones ‘when needed’, according to a recent report, and it doesn’t exactly seem like the best idea to launch its new flagship right next to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, because Samsung’s flagships will probably take the spotlight, as per usual. That may be one of the reasons why LG is planning to wait a bit when it comes to the LG G7’s announcement, or whatever the phone ends up being called.
At this point, we can only guess when will the company’s new flagship land, but it is possible that LG is planning to push it out in March or April. In fact, it’s quite probable that both HTC and LG will announce their flagships in this timeframe, though we’re only guessing, of course. The LG G6 was a sleek-looking device, and so was the LG V30, so it is quite possible that LG opted not to change things too much in terms of the design, so the company’s upcoming device may look like the combination of the two phones, or at least resemble them in some way. The device will probably be made out of metal and glass, while you can expect to see really thin bezels on it, and a dual camera setup on the back, with a secondary ultra-wide-angle lens. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core SoC will almost certainly fuel LG’s new flagship, and the device is expected to ship out with Android Oreo, and LG’s custom UI on top of it.