LG G7, G7 Plus Tipped to Launch in May; Prices Also Leaked

Federico Mansilla
Marcha 13, 2018

Fresh information revealed by a South Korean publication states that the company is aiming to launch the LG G7 at the end of next month.

LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it will start sales of a new V30 smartphone this week that come with upgraded artificial intelligence (AI) features and hardware, in an apparent bid to compete with Samsung Electronics Co.'s latest Galaxy S9 series flagships. Both phones are said to be unveiled in late April or early May, and go on sale in May. The backside of the phone is expected to house a vertically arranged dual rear cameras that will include a pair of 16-megapixel sensors.

The storage capacity for the LG V30S ThinQ and the LG V30S ThinQ Plus stand at 128 gigabytes and 256 gigabytes, respectively, compared with the original editions that held 64 GB and 128 GB. The handset is said to pack a 3000mAh battery under the hood. This translates to a price bump of about $94, £67 or AU$120, meaning the LG G7 may cost over $800. To recall, during their launch, the LG G6+ was priced by the company at KRW 957,000 (roughly Rs. 58,300) while the LG G6 32GB storage variant was made available at KRW 819,500 (roughly Rs. 49,900).

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Renders of what the LG G7 may look like.

Interestingly, the report also adds that the LG V40 may see its release timeline getting delayed and launch in November 2018 instead of than the traditional September launch window thanks to the LG G7 launch. Additionally, the LG G7 is said to sport a 6-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1440×3120 pixels, an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, and 900 ppi.

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