A Korean publication reported earlier that LG’s CEO ordered the mobile division to begin work on the LG G7 from scratch. This development is said to be the reason why the G7 won’t launch at MWC. Though there are also rumors it may not even be called the LG G7. Fresh details about the phone have surfaced clearing the matter.
According to Android Central, a LG representative told them that “The successor to the G6 is on schedule and the official name will be announced when the time is right. Until then, reports of a decision being made on the timing and name are all speculative”.
While there is no direct confirmation, it appears that development of the successor to the G6 is still on and they aren’t starting from scratch. However, there is a high chance it is still not launching at MWC and may also not come as the LG G7.
The LG G7 or whatever it ends up being called is expected to come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 like other flagships of the year. This should put it on a level playing field with phones like the Galaxy S9/S9+, Xperia XZ Premium 2, and the OnePlus 6.
It should also come with an OLED display like the LG V30, dual rear cameras, and keep the IP68 rating and MIL_STD-810G certification.