Is this an early look at the LG G7?
While it wasn’t really confirmed if LG would indeed discontinue its G-series flagship line in favor of a new name and branding, the supposed successor to the G6 has made its rounds online.
LG’s G7 (we’ll call it that for now) is supposed to bring back the 18:9 aspect ratio it initially introduced with the G6. Along with that, the leaked image also points to a dual-camera setup in front of the smartphone.
The dual camera setup would most likely offer portrait/bokeh mode to the front-facing cameras, and most probably it can also utilized to offer a face unlocking feature similar to the found on the iPhone X and the OnePlus 5T.
Rumors point to an April release date, since LG is looking to use Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 CPU. If you remember last year, Samsung inked a deal with Qualcomm that saw its Snapdragon 821 chipset being used with the Galaxy S8. This left LG to use the older Snapdragon 821 on the LG G6.
Just at last week’s CES 2018, LG even announced that it would no longer be releasing new smartphones unless it has too – though that statement was met with doubts from attendees. I guess it means that LG will no longer compete with Sony and Samsung who for example, releases smartphones of every variant during the course of a year.