LG G7 could arrive as soon as January 2018

by Lawrence Cooper June 18, 2017, 0:15
LG G7 could arrive as soon as January 2018

The report notes that LG is "considering moving up the launch of its next flagship smartphone G7 by a couple of months to beat rivals next year".

Despite LG's best intentions, this year's LG G6 launch has been somewhat muddied by the fact that the phone didn't use Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 chip - the same processor that featured in the Samsung Galaxy S8, HTC U11, and the upcoming OnePlus 5.

The Korean tech giant has reportedly started research and development for G7 last month to launch the phone in January next year.

On the other hand, LG's standard G-series flagship is expected to see an even earlier release.

A report published on Aju Business Daily that has been cited by The Investor claims that the LG V30 is arriving in August this year. It's unclear what the G7 will bring to the table, but the phone is expected to be one of the first to offer the Snapdragon 845 chipset.

According to Android Authority, LG might launch the V30 on the last days of August, when the press release dates for the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) will fall.

LG has struggled to elevate sluggish smartphone sales following a series of lukewarm launches in recent years.

Reuters/Tyrone SiuLG V30 might have an earlier launch than expected. It will make more sense if the LG G7 flagship smartphone is unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona that is usually used for showcasing mobile devices.

The LG V30 might be announced and released this coming August, while the LG G7 is said to arrive in January 2018. To compare, the LG G6 and LG G5 were both announced in late February. That is, as long as Samsung doesn't push up its Galaxy S9 announcement timing as well.

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