It seems surprises from the Mobile World Congress aren't over yet, as there appears to be this alleged LG G7 Neo smartphone circulating around the internet.
While it's been reported that LG is planning to ditch the G-Series naming scheme for its next flagship, allegedly scrapping development and going back to the drawing board, a device supposedly the G7 has appeared out of nowhere.
The video comes from Israeli publication Ynet, revealing the phone's codename to be Neo. It's unclear whether the device is what's LG is going to unveil in June, codenamed Judy, or if it's merely a demo showing off LG's current progress. It was hidden away in the halls of the Mobile World Congress, where access was presumably limited.
LG G7 Alleged Specs
The most notable detail about the phone is that it features a notch at the top, strikingly similar to the iPhone X. But the implementation is quite different because LG's software hides the notch at times by blending it with black bars, making it seem as if there's no notch at all.
It appears to have a 6-inch OLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. That's slightly different from the V30 and G6, both of which feature 18:9 aspect ratios.
On the back is a glossy blue finish with a dual camera system, both of which are 16 megapixels. On the front is an 8-megapixel selfie camera. It packs a Qualcomm snapdragon 845 chip, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of onboard storage. There's also a 6 GB variant available.
Trusted industry insider Evan Blass believes the phone may be the canceled device, adding that it was accompanied by newer phone models — Q7 and V35 — in addition to a new smartwatch.
Of course, this phone could be entirely different from the aforementioned Judy, which should appear sometime this summer. If the G7 is a canceled phone, then it's safe to assume LG has something completely different in store. But the phone might be a good indication of what to expect.
With the V30, LG made one of the best smartphones in 2017, standing in particular because of its expansive video recording capabilities and its onboard Hi-Fi quad DAC, a godsend for audiophiles all over the world. Judy could very well get these features, if not a much improved camera, for good measure.
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