A new report has just surfaced, and it claims that the LG G7 will be announced in March. The LG G7 is the company's upcoming flagship smartphone, presuming that LG will stick to that name, as a recent rumor suggested that the company may opt to ditch the flagship 'G series' of products. In any case, the source claims that the LG G7 will get announced in March, and go on sale in April, while it will probably hit South Korea first. The Investor shared this report with the public, and the site claims that the info has been provided by 'industry sources'.
The source claims that a 'ranking official', which is employed by one of three main carriers in South Korea, SK Telecom, KT or LG Uplus, told the company that it has been agreed that the LG G7 launches in April, as mentioned earlier. Now, a different source, says The Investor, suggested that the phone will launch on April 20, so we even have a date estimate for the phone's arrival now. LG usually announces its G-branded flagship during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, but it seems like the company may opt not do that this year, and host a separate event in mid-March instead, at least if the source is to be believed. Now, we did not exactly see all that many leaks when it comes to the LG G7 thus far, and the same can be said about rumors as well. The LG G7, though, will almost certainly be fueled by the Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core SoC, Qualcomm's newest mobile flagship processor, which was announced last year.
The device will probably ship with an OLED panel as well, though we're still not sure what size will its display be, but you can probably expect it to be somewhere between 5.7 and 6-inches in size. The phone will include 4GB or 6GB of RAM on the inside, and chances are it will be made out of metal and glass, just like its predecessor and the LG V30. Speaking of which, it is possible that the LG G7 will resemble the LG V30 to an extent, as it is also expected to ship with really thin bezels, and a dual camera setup on the back. It remains to be seen if the in-display fingerprint scanner will be included in the phone, or is it too optimistic to expect it to be availability in a smartphone that soon, but if it doesn't get included there, then it will be placed on the back of the device. The LG G7 will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, while the company's custom UI will be included on top of it, of course.