The LG G6 might have not received the kind of attention the South-Korean electronics company, LG, had hoped for, but with the next two flagship smartphones on the way, it might finally redeem itself. According to a new report by the South Korean news outlet The Investor, the next G series model, LG G7 is scheduled to launch as early as in January 2018, a few months after the rumored launch of LG V30 in August this year.
With the LG G6, the company received criticism in regards of its processor that was not the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. Apparently, the company has taken the negative feedback on its last smartphone quite seriously and is now leveling up the processors for its two latest flagship handsets.
The LG G7 is rumored to feature the successor to the current latest Snapdragon chip, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The chip hasn’t been announced by Qualcomm yet, but according to The Investor that’s what the LG G7 will be powered with. The rumored Snapdragon 845 processor will be 30% more efficient and faster than the previous model.
Moving on to the LG V30, the V30 smartphone will be powered by yet another processor: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 SoC. If you’ve been keeping up with the news, this is the same processor that is rumored to be used in the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Still unannounced by Qualcomm itself, the Snapdragon 836 is expected to be faster than the 835 model by 20%. Furthermore, the smartphone is also rumored to run on the yet to be released, Android O.
Another interesting thing the report mentions, and corroborates with the previous rumors, is that the LG V30 will pack a dual rear camera. We also heard that the smartphone might include a dual display screen. The second screen is rumored to slide out from beneath the main display, and while the exact content of the second screen are unknown, we think it could have secondary functions such as another keyboard or contextual buttons. To see the the full rumored specs and concept design of the LG V30, click here.
The report also mentions that both the new LG flagship smartphones will have an OLED display. While it might seem logical that the LG G7 is announced during the CES, LG’s move to announce the V30 in August, possibly before the world’s biggest tech event, the IFA, is pretty debatable.
Information about LG G7 is still pretty sparse and we might get more leaks in the coming few weeks. According to The Investor, a company spokesperson when asked about the early launch date of the LG G7 said: “Nothing has been decided on the launch schedule of the upcoming phones.”
Do you think it’s too early for LG to launch its next G series model, or is it a smart plan at redemption? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!