LG chose not to announce its upcoming flagship phone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. Instead, it had announced the V30S ThinQ and V30 ThinQ+ as AI driven edition of the LG V30S smartphone from last year. Earlier this week, an Israeli tech publication had shared leaked photos of LG G7 Neo smartphone from MWC 2018. It was revealed that the handset is packed with flagship specs. At that time, popular leakster Evan Blass had claimed that it could be a prototype of the scrapped version of the LG G7. He said that LG may have scrapped it in favor of the upcoming LG Judy phone. Fresh information shared by Blass claims that it is indeed the next flagship phone from the company. He has also revealed that it had showcased the LG G7 Neo behind closed doors to select group of invitees.
In the previous month, Blass had revealed plenty of information on the specs of an upcoming LG flagship phone that is codenamed as Judy. The tipster has now claimed that the Neo is the original codename of the LG’s next generation flagship and it is the very same Judy phone.
The LG G7 Neo was spotted at MWC 2018 with iPhone X-like design with a notch on its top bezel. Since it bears resemblance with the iPhone X, LG employees are reportedly unhappy about the copied design.
It features a 6-inch screen that supports 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a screen resolution of 1440 x 3120. These specs match with the display configuration of the LG Judy phone. According to Blass, the LG G7 Neo shown at MWC 2018 has OLED panel, but when the phone will be officially unveiled later this year, it will be coming with MLCD technology display.
The other specs of the forthcoming LG flagship are Snapdragon 845 chipset, 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, 16-megapixel dual rear cameras with f/1.6 aperture, 3000mAh battery, boombox speakers. LG has confirmed that it will be launching its next flagship phone in the first half of the year. The tipster had revealed in the last month that it will be announced by June this year.
Apart from the LG G7 Neo, the South Korean company had also revealed the upcoming LG Q7 and V35 smartphones and a new smartwatch privately to its select clients.