LG G7 (2017) Features, Specs, Release Date and Price
LG G7 is the upcoming flagship from LG and the successor of G6. G7 is the 7th generation smartphone in the most popular G series of LG. Recently the South Korean tech giant launched the LG G6 flagship at MWC 2016. LG G6 arrived with a new design with premium look. The next flagship from LG will also come with the metal unibody design with Corning Gorilla glass on front and rear sides of the device. Now we will roundup some anticipated features and specs of G7.
Display and Screen
LG G6 features 5.7 inch display with 1440×2880 resolution IPS LCD Display. LG used the new 18:9 aspect ratio in G6 display. The South Korean tech giant reduced the bezel size in G6 flagship very much compared to its predecessors. LG is going to introduce home made Smart Phone OLED display soon, according to some reports. So G7 may feature the bezel less OLED display of 5.7-6.0 inch and feature 4K resolution. As the usage of VR devices is increasing day by day, G7 may come with UHD resolution and wide color gamut support. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 will be used in G7 to protect the display better than its predecessor. Due to large OLED screen and rich pixel density, G7 possibly offer better VR view than G6. The images, videos and 3D games will appear on LG G7 very sharper and crystal clear.
LG G6 is unveiled with 13MP dual camera setup at rear and 5MP front camera. So G7 also possibly sport the same 13MP dual Rear camera setup with improved lens and aperture and 8MP Front camera. Both front and rear cameras may support optical image stabilization, auto HDR, laser auto focus features.
Due to OIS feature, low light performance will be improved and noice be reduced. Due to improved Camera software, picture clarity will be improved and videos also be recorded with high quality. Rear camera of G7 can record videos at 4K and 2K resolution. Front camera may support 2K video recording.
LG G7 might be powered by the next high-end chipset from Qualcomm. Snapdragon 835 is an Octa Core chipset built on 10nm FinFET process. Snapdragon 835 contains 4 Kryo 280 Custom cores clocked at 2.45 Ghz and 4 Kryo 280 cores clocked at 1.9 Ghz. So it offers much better performance than Quad Core Snapdragon 821 and uses much lesser battery as it built on 10nm LPE process.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 also contains Adreno 540 GPU and X16 LTE modem. The X16 LTE modem is the world’s first Gigabyte modem. It supports Cat.16 LTE download speeds upto 1Gbps and Cat. 13 upload speeds upto 150 Mbps. Currently no carrier in the world supporting such lightening LTE speeds. But in upcoming years, carriers may support such lightening download speeds.
Snapdragon 835 contains Adreno 540 GPU which is the successor of Adreno 530 GPU which is present in SD 820. Adreno 540 is about 25% more powerful than its predecessor in 3D performance. So on LG G7, Games will load faster and 4K videos play with any log. Adreno 540 supports 4K premium and HDR 10 videos. It also supports 10-bit color displays which can produce 1.07 billion colors.
Previously LG G6 sported 4 GB Ram. LG may continue the same Ram in the successor of G6. LG will improve the Ram performance in the LG G7 to facilitate multi tasking like breeze. So we can run 3D Graphic and Ram intensive games on G7 without any lag. Browsing web in multiple chrome tabs and working with multiple windows side by side works lagfree in the next LG flagship.
More details about Ram in the next flagship from the South Korean tech giant will be revealed soon.
The flagship probably come in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB internal memory variants. G7 may support microSD cards to extend storage upto 512GB. 3.5mm headphone might also be present in G7 like its predecessor.
LG unveiled G6 with 3300 mAh Li-Ion battery which is non-removable. So the LG G7 may come with 3400 mAh Li-Ion battery with Quick Charge 4.0 support. In the US and some selected regions, LG G7 will come with Wireless charging support.
LG G7 Quick Charge
The new Snapdragon 835 SoC from Qualcomm is also coming with Quick charge 4.0 capability. As LG G7 is coming with Snapdragon 835 chipset, it also supports Quick Charge 4.0. According to Qualcomm’s announcement regarding Quick Charge 4.0, it charges 20% faster than Quick Charge 3.0. Quick charge 4 also 30% more efficient than Quick Charge 3. Quick charge 4 technology also constantly monitors battery temperature during charging. So the battery is charged at 5 degrees C cooler temperature. Its battery saver feature also ensures that Battery to remain at 80% capacity even after 500 cycles. So LG G7 will charge faster and cooler than its predecessor.
Latest flagship from LG is equipped with wireless charging support only in the US. In other countries, G6 is available without the Wireless charging feature. In the US variant of G6, LG used only slow wireless charging technology : Qi and PMA wireless charging.
So in the upcoming flagship, LG may use Qi Fast charging technology to charge wireless quickly. G7 with wireless charging might not be limited to the US and be available in other regions too. More details about wireless charging feature of G7 will be revealed soon.
The latest flagship, LG G6 comes with IP68 water resistance feature. So the successor of G6 may also come with IP68 water resistance feature. So LG G7 can survive upto 30 mins. under 5 ft. water depth. So the next flagship from LG is also useful for some underwater shots. More details about the water resistance feature of G7 will be revealed in coming days.
Release Date and Price
LG may unveil G7 flagship at MWC 2018 which may take place in March 2018. So G7 might be available to buy from April 2018. Price details of LG G7 are yet to known. Price of G7 might start from $700.
We will update this article periodically with latest leaks and reports about G7. So keep visiting regularly.