LG is not expected to launch its flagship G7 smartphone at MWC 2018 in Barcelona later this month. The South Korean company is expected to show an updated version of its V30 smartphone with company’s own AI assistant instead.
There has been a lot of mystery around the purported launch of LG G7 with reports claiming that the company chief has asked the smartphone division to start from scratch on its next flagship smartphone. There were also reports citing company sources that LG is planning to drop G-series branding altogether, and is looking for a new name for its device. Now, Evan Blass of VentureBeat reports that LG’s next flagship smartphone will launch in June this year.
Blass writes that LG is working on a flagship device codenamed Judy, but it will not be called G7. This further reiterates the fact that LG is doing away with the G series branding for its flagship smartphone. According to Blass, the smartphone will pack a Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. However, LG might launch a premium model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage.
While the specifications may not sound like groundbreaking in anyway, Judy is said to feature a 6.1-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio, HDR10 support and peak brightness of 800 nits. LG is planning to accomplish that by using a new “MLCD+” display technology. The display tech is said to consume 35 percent less power than the standard IPS LCD used by smartphones right now. The panel will also employ a RGBW subpixel matrix where ‘W’ stands for white.
The details suggest that LG might be doing away with its P-OLED display seen on V30 and V30+ smartphones. On the camera front, Judy is said to sport a dual rear camera setup with two 16-megapixel image sensors with each supporting f/1.6 aperture and glass optical elements. The camera is also said to include AI elements similar to one seen on the likes of Honor View10 and Huawei Mate 10.
The LG smartphone is said to be IP68 water and dust resistant and MIL-STD-810G rating for durability. Other details include support for wireless charging and stereo sound support, which could be marketed as boombox speaker. LG is said to be targeting June launch for Judy.