LG G7 release date revealed – and yes, that’s what it will be called

Recent rumours suggesting LG was looking to spice up the branding of its upcoming 2018 flagship appear to be false, with newly revealed documentation suggesting the expected LG G7 moniker will prevail. Better still, it now looks like we have an LG G7 release date.

When dealing with an international manufacturer, there’s always a risk of information being lost in translation – but we don’t have to worry about that on this occasion. The LG G7 was referenced in a support page on the firm’s UK website, so all the crucial details are written in plain English.

The documentation, which has since been pulled and was first spotted by Romanian Android blog Androidu, stated that the “Future LG G7” will be compatible with Qualcomm’s all-new Quick Charge 4.0 technology. This indicates that the device will ship with the chip-maker’s new-gen Snapdragon 845 processor in Europe.

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This isn’t the first time that the LG G7 branding has been spotted in the wild, though. Last Friday, Android Police caught a glimpse of the moniker on the Play Store, after LG prematurely uploaded its long-rumoured LG Wallet application, before lifting it later the same day.

It doesn’t look like we’ll have to wait too much longer to find out what LG has up its sleeve, either.

South Korean outlet ET News has reason to believe that the firm is preparing take the wraps off the LG G7 in March, with units scheduled to hit the shelves in some regions on April 20.

That sounds pretty reasonable to us, especially now that Samsung has revealed the Galaxy S9 will launch at MWC in February. Samsung has first dibs on the Snapdragon 845 this year, so other Android manufacturers wanting to feature the new SoC in their flagships will have to wait for it to bolt before outing their wares.

It’s all still speculative stuff, of course, but it sounds considerably less fictitious than some of the other rumours currently doing the rounds.

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