Is this the scrapped LG G7? If so, why on earth does it have a notch?

Officially, the LG G7 was absent from MWC 2018. The Korean company is believed to have scrapped the handset and is currently working on a new flagship from scratch, according to comments attributed to the firm.

However, scrapped or not, the G7 may have made an unofficial appearance during the mobile show in Barcelona.

An Israeli journalist at MWC claims to have spied the handset of the device codenamed “Neo” along with a spec sheet for the device.

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The report from (via @evleaks) speaks of a 6-inch device with a 3120 x 1440 display. The report says it has an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. Strangely enough, it has a notch too.

As previously rumoured, the handset featured a Snapdragon 845 processor with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The dual camera array offered a pair of 16-megapixel rear cameras and an 8-megapixel front facing snapper.

LG G7 leak

There’s a rear-facing fingerprint sensor and a 3,000mAh battery. According to the report, there’s also DTS-X surround sound and a ‘Boom Box’ feature that’ll boost bass when laid flat.

On Twitter Evan Blass speculated this might be the device LG dropped in favour of a new flagship codenamed “Judy”.

We’d hope that LG upgrades on this somewhat when it eventually unveils the successor to the G6. We’ve also heard it won’t be called the G7 for starters.

Of course, LG wasn’t completely absent from MWC 2018, it launched the new V30s variant, which has new artificially intelligent camera features.

Is LG wise to go back to the drawing board for the LG G7 (or whatever it’s called)? Drop us a line @TrustedReviews on Twitter.