LG has earlier said that it would not be releasing its 2018 flagship at MWC, but nevertheless, the LG G7 was actually on display at the conference. The South Korean electronics giant had a working unit of G7 codenamed “Neo” hidden away in halls of Mobile World Congress to show to select attendees of the trade show. Israeli publication Ynet was able to go hands-on with the device and confirmed some of the key specifications of the device. The published video and photos show the G7 follows the footsteps of other OEMs, adopting iPhone X’s top-notch design. However, LG offers a software trick that lets user hide this notch with a black status bar. LG has moved the clock to top left of the notch while the signal and battery level indicators are on the right.
As for display surrounding the notch, the G7 sports a 6-inch OLED screen with rounded corners. The display offers a screen resolution of whopping 3120 x 1440 pixels with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. This makes for 572ppi pixel density which edges past that of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S9 series which have 570ppi.
The back panel has a glass body, and this particular model comes in Blue colour. The device sports a dual camera setup on the rear and the sensors are aligned vertically. There’s LED flash placed left to the camera module while the fingerprint scanner is placed beneath dual combo.
The primary camera includes two 16MP sensors, both with f/1.6 aperture and up front is an 8MP wide-angle selfie camera. The LG G7 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip and is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. A second higher-end model comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage combo. A 3000mAh battery fuels the smartphone.
It’s unclear at this point whether this is actually the device LG will be releasing. VentureBeat reporter and prolific leaker Evan Blass suggested in a tweet that this “may be the device LG scrapped”.
Blass aka @evleaks earlier said that LG’s next flagship is codenamed Judy and will arrive in June. It will not be marketed as the G7 but will come with similar features like dual cameras, Snapdragon 845 processor. However, Judy will employ a new MLCD+ screen technology instead of OLED, with a 6.1″ 18:9 panel capable of eye-searing 800-nit brightness.