LG will likely introduce its next flagship phone as the LG G7. Earlier it was speculated that the phone would launch with a different name. However, a reference to the LG G7 phone on the company’s U.K. website somewhat confirms the name.
Is the name ‘G7’ confirmed?
Techradar discovered that the company’s U.K. website stated that the G7 would be compatible with Quick Charge 4.0. The flagship phone could be equipped with the Snapdragon 845 or Snapdragon 835 chipset, the website added.
This is not the first time the LG G7 phone has been called that officially. Earlier, Android Police found that the new LG Wallet app on the Google Play Store mentioned the G7 name. That app was later removed. Thus, we can consider it almost confirmed that the upcoming handset will be called the LG G7 phone.
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However, a company spokesperson told PocketNow, “The names of all future phones from LG are speculative until the official announcement. It is common for us to use unofficial placeholders in materials until the name is finalized.”
Because of this statement, we shouldn’t be surprised if LG launches its next flagship phone with a different name.
Will the LG G7 phone sport the Snapdragon 845 or 835 chipset?
One big question that could worry potential customers is whether LG will use Qualcomm’s older chip in the new phone. After Samsung hogged much of the supply of the Snapdragon 835 chipset for its smartphones, LG was left with no option but to choose between the Snapdragon 821, which was released in 2016, or wait to get its hands on the latest Snapdragon 835 chip for the LG G6. Finally, the company decided to launch the smartphone with the 821 chipset, says Gizbot.
This choice would have affected sales of the LG phone, as many potential buyers would have backed out after they learned that the old chipset was used. It’s possible that LG will repeat the same mistake this time also. Qualcomm’s website reveals that Quick Charge 4+ is only compatible with the Snapdragon 845 chipset. Thus, with LG’s official website revealing Quick Charge 4.0 compatibility for the LG G7 phone, there is a good chance that it will sport last year’s Snapdragon 835 processor.
However, there are reports claiming that support for Quick Charge technology in a phone has little to do with the chipset that’s used. For instance, the Nubia Z17, which runs on the Snapdragon 835, does support Quick Charge 4+, notes Gizbot.
LG G7 phone release date
Details about the other specifications and features of LG’s upcoming flagship phone are scant for now, including the release date, but we will likely start receiving an influx of leaks eventually. There have been reports suggesting that the phone will be launched in mid-March instead of at the MWC (Mobile World Congress). We’ve also heard that it will be available in Korea by April 20, followed by a launch in Europe and the United States.
LG took a similar route for the LG G6, which was launched last year. The handset was unveiled in February 2017 at the MWC and launched in Korea on March 10, and then in Europe by the end of the month.
Last month, LG appointed Hwang Jeong-hwan as the new president of LG Mobile and Dr. Park II-Pyung as the new chief technology officer. The LG G7 phone will be the first flagship phone under both executives.