Report: LG's Next Flagship Coming In June, Codenamed "Judy"

LG won't be debuting a new smartphone at Mobile World Congress later this month, like it has in previous years. Instead, it appears that its flagship will be debuting in June. Currently being developed under the codename "Judy", which continues LG's tradition of using female monikers for its flagship devices. It'll technically be a successor to the LG G6, however according to the report out of VentureBeat, it won't be marketed as a LG G7.

The display on "Judy" is going to be a 6.1-inch FullVision display, which means LG is sticking with the 18:9 aspect ratio, but it is going to be larger than both the LG G6 and LG V30. The report also notes that LG is looking to use a new display technology for this smartphone. It'll be using a MLCD+ panel, and this is because its a RGBW matrix, and has a white sub-pixel. This is a good idea since most text background is white, it would allow the phone to be able to consume less power, while also getting pretty bright at 800-nit - a level that only Samsung has achieved in a smartphone so far. That would mean that LG is ditching the OLED that it used in the LG V30 and in the Pixel 2 XL.

This smartphone is going to have all of the usual specs, you would expect in a flagship smartphone in 2018. That includes the newly announced Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There's also wireless charging (while not specified, it'll likely be Qi), as well as stereo speakers and HDR10 imaging available. Now the cameras aren't too much of a surprise here, dual-cameras on the backside, both of which are 16-megapixel sensors with f/1.6 aperture. That's the same aperture as the LG V30, but slightly different cameras, as the V30 had a 16-megapixel main sensor and then a 13-megapixel wide-angle sensor which had a slightly lower aperture of f/1.9. This device from LG looks to be a pretty impressive one so far. Of course, it's important to note that while this report may be entirely true, things could change between now and June, seeing as there are four months between now and then, and smartphone makers develop many different prototypes before it settles on the final version.

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