LG G7 likely to let users choose whether to show or hide the notch

Don't like the notch? LG may let you opt out of 'Full View' mode.

  • Published: March 16, 2018 10:46 AM IST
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Ever since Apple introduced the iPhone X with a notch, users and critics have been talking about the notch that sits on the top of the display. Like it or hate it, the notch is here to stay. With Android P gaining support for the same, a lot of upcoming smartphones are likely to support the notch. LG G7 being one of them.

LG did not officially unveil the G7 at MWC 2018, but it had a separate media showcase event where the company showed off the upcoming smartphone to select media. It did not take long enough for the photos and videos to leak, and we now know that the smartphone will come with a notch on the top, that will house a front camera and other sensors for face recognition.

Now, based on a leaked video from Ynet, closer inspection shows a disappearing act, where the cut out on the top of the LG G7 could be optional. Under software settings, LG will likely offer an option to turn off the notch cut out, and exit the ‘Full View’ display. This means, you can watch videos and play games without that ugly notch ruining your viewing experience.

So, essentially, when the notch is switched off, the area around the cut out will turn black and offer information like battery level, signal strength, date and time. Basically, it will merge the notch with the black screen to hide it.

The LG G7 is expected sometime in May, and will likely be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC. It is expected to come with 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, an 8-megapixel front camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. On the software front, the smartphone could run Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. Details about the rear camera are scarce, but it will likely house dual camera modules along with AI integration, similar to what we have seen on the V30 ThinQ edition.

  • Published Date: March 16, 2018 10:46 AM IST