Earlier this week LG confirmed a new version of its V30 smartphone is coming at MWC 2018, boasting new AI camera tricks. However, the firm’s next true flagship won’t be here until June, new reports have claimed.
A device, codenamed Judy, will arrive this summer as the successor to last year’s LG G6, according to a Venture Beat report.
According to Evan Blass, it won’t be called the G7, because Judy is a completely new design.
It’ll arrive packing a 6.1-inch (the G6 was 5.7-inch), 18:9 Full Vision screen, which uses a new type of display technology.
The MLCD+ panel will be capable of hitting 800-nit brightness, while consuming 35% less power than a traditional LCD panel, the report says.
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As you can imagine, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor is set to do the heavy lifting, but today’s report says it’ll only have 4GB RAM. That could disappoint some power users who’ve become accustomed to seeing 6-8GB on flagship phones.
Blass says there’ll be 16-megapixel dual cameras with f/1.6 lenses and HDR10 imaging. The report also asserts it’ll have 64GB off storage, IP68-certification against dust and water, as well a 64GB of storage.
There’ll be “boombox” stereo speakers, wireless charging, and the voice-controlled digital assistant and camera AI we’ll see unveiled at MWC in a little over a week.
The report appears to fit with LG’s surprising comments earlier this year, where it suggested it was scrapping the G7 plans and going back to the drawing board.
This new design is likely to underpin LG’s next few flagships, with the firm vowing to release more variants, rather than brand new designs every year, just to keep pace with competitors.
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