Mobile World Congress is crazy every year, and sometimes we miss some announcements that were made during the event. And after LG confirmed they were simply refreshing the V30 in Barcelona, we didn’t think we’d hear much of anything else from the company. But as it turns out, they may have had more than just the V30S on display.
According to an Israelian news site, LG had a device on display that’s rumored to no longer be in the company’s upcoming smartphone lineup: the G7. It’s unclear where the device was being shown off at, but it at least had a list of details and specifications sitting next to it with “LG G7” and “Qualcomm” branding next to its tethered docking station.
The report shows off the device in a video which gives us an idea of what the G7 may have been had it officially debuted. The phone sports a glass body with a 6-inch OLED display on the front. Its resolution sits at 3120×1440 and comes with an iPhone X-esque 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
Also reminiscent of the iPhone X is the G7’s notch. The report notes the phone had a cutout on the top to make room for sensors like the front-facing camera which many manufacturers are including on their phones nowadays. Admittedly, it’s not a very original design, but I guess it makes sense since so many OEMs are doing it, too.
As for specs, the G7 is said to have included a Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. A special variant of the device could’ve included 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. LG is also said to have included improved speakers with both a DTS-X and Boom Box component inside. The Google Assistant and the V30S’ AI camera tricks were also likely on board.
Speaking of which, the report claims there are also two 16MP rear cameras, with one featuring a wide-angle sensor to take a more dramatic photo. The selfie shooter apparently sits at 8MP.
To me, it feels like LG had the G7 planned for a reveal at MWC 2018 but ultimately decided to scrap it and bring the software tricks to a refreshed variant of the V30. We can’t confirm any of this, of course, since it’s all speculation at this point. Regardless, it’s still interesting to see what LG’s time at MWC could’ve entailed had they stuck to their original plans.
Update 3/1/2018 10:35 AM: We reached out to LG to confirm this report and they gave us this statement in return:
“As is normal practice during the development process of a new product, it is customary to discuss various options with business partners. There is nothing to confirm at this stage.”
It’s very vague, but at least they’re sort of acknowledging the mysterious G7 exists.