Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

LG G7 reportedly coming in January 2018 to compete with Galaxy S9

LG G7 reportedly coming in January 2018 to compete with Galaxy S9

The LG G7 will reportedly be announced earlier in the year than the LG G6.

Despite LG's best intentions, this year's LG G6 launch has been somewhat muddied by the fact that the phone didn't use Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 chip - the same processor that featured in the Samsung Galaxy S8, HTC U11, and the upcoming OnePlus 5.

The report from Korean site The Investor suggests that LG is looking to move up the launch of the LG V30 to August, while the LG G7 could make its appearance as early as January. An earlier release cycle, beating both the Note series handsets - which after the Note 7 failure a year ago have their own issues - as well as the S series handsets to market would benefit LG greatly.

The LG V30 is expected to be launched this August. The LG V10 and LG V20 were both announced in September.

As far as the LG G7's January 2018 release is concerned, it seems that the company may unleash it through the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that will be held in the same month.

Reuters/Tyrone SiuLG V30 might have an earlier launch than expected. If true, this would be completely be out of sync with LG's usual product reveal during the Mobile World Congress. It may so happen that the LG G7 may get announced in January and then release in February. That is, as long as Samsung doesn't push up its Galaxy S9 announcement timing as well. Announcing the LG G7 could give it more time on the market to itself, which could result in more sales for LG. Previously, LG V30 has been rumoured to pack Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 processor along with 6GB of RAM, an improved DAC audio technology and a metallic body having chamfered edges.

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