In 2017, LG released two excellent devices on the market: the V30 and the G6. Now, it’s likely that the LG G7 is right around the corner. While we’ve been expecting the G7 to be revealed sometime in the first quarter of 2018 all along, there are now rumors giving more specific dates.
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LG G7: April launch and March reveal rumored
The latest rumors from a Korean news source indicate that the LG G7 will be launched in April, and announced in March as production begins rather than at MWC as usual. The information reportedly comes anonymously from “a ranking official” from one of the country’s top carriers. Another industry source told the publication that the LG G7 would be available from April 20. Nothing is for certain though, so we’ll keep you posted as new information comes in.
LG G7: Iris scanner instead of fingerprint reader?
The fingerprint reader is no longer a novelty; on the contrary, it almost seems as if brands are looking for a way out. It will probably be a gradual development and not followed by everyone, a bit like removing the headphone jack, I suppose.
The alternatives to the fingerprint reader are already in circulation, one of which is the Face ID integrated on iPhone X, the other the iris scanner adopted by Samsung on the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8. The last rumors in the pipline suggest that LG will also follow the latter path, but using a different solution to its rival.
It is still too early to remove the fingerprint reader completely from smartphones.
What do you think?
The LG patent shows a sensor that acts as both a front camera and an iris scanner. There is no infrared LED like the one found on Samsung devices, but a single all-in-one module that can be used for both selfies and unlocking the device. A space-saving solution that we will probably see on the G7.
An all-in-one module to unlock the G7 with a glance. / © Gizmochina
LG could thus totally ditch the fingerprint reader or retain both, to give users a choice.
LG G7: What else do we know?
For the moment, we don’t have images of the G7, and on the specifications side, we only know that it should have a Snapdragon 845 processor. The G7 will probably use a 18:9 format display similar to the one mounted on the V30.
What would you like to find on the G7? What should LG do in your opinion to make users fall in love with its future flagships?