LG G7 rumours are already starting to pop up, and we can’t wait for LG’s next flagship smartphone to finally be released. What will it look like? What new features will we get to play with? Will it be able to compete with the next flagship iPhone and Galaxy phone? Let’s take a look at some of the rumours today and find out what to expect from the LG G7.
At a glance
When will it come out? February - March 2018
How much will it cost? £600-800
No modular design
Fingerprint scanner inside the screen
When is the LG G7 coming out?
LG handsets tend to follow a pretty predictable release schedule. The LG G6 was released back in early 2017, during Mobile World Congress, as was the LG G5 back in 2016. So, it’s probably safe to say we can expect the G7 to be announced at MWC 2018, in February or March.
How much will it cost?
There’s no way to know for sure yet, but it won’t hurt to take a guess! The LG G6 cost £650 on release, so we’d say the G7 will be around the same price. Expect anywhere between £600 and £800 for a SIM-free handset.
However, contracts are likely to work out better for you, as you’ll be able to spread the cost of the phone over 12 or 24 months. With no upfront cost, the monthly price of a LG G7 contract should be around £30.
LG G7 design and features - the latest rumours
What will the LG G7 look like? Can we hope for a new and improved modular design? All rumours so far point to a resounding no. LG shows no sign of going back to the modular design they used on the LG G5 - instead, we should expect a phone made of a single piece of metal on the back, and a glass panel on the front.
One small change could come in the form of the fingerprint sensor - we’re hoping it’ll get moved to the front of the handset, instead of awkwardly hanging out on the back. Some pretty exciting rumours even suggest LG could be the first manufacturers to incorporate the fingerprint scanner into the screen rather than the home button.
About the screen: we’re expecting big things here. LG has been experimenting with some interesting technology, including a flexible screen - which, if found on the LG G7, would be the first time ever a smartphone featured a bendable screen. Could 2018 be the year LG proves their innovator status? We certainly hope so.
What we want to see on the LG G7
If we had our way, here’s what the LG G7 would look (and perform) like:
A removable battery. Now that LG have moved away from modular design, we’re no longer able to remove and change the battery - which was one clear advantage LG had over the competition. Bring the removable battery back!
AMOLED screen. Even Apple has moved away from LCD displays, we’d like to see LG take a step into AMOLED screens. Better colours, contrasts, and picture quality - why wouldn’t they make the change?