We can pretty much map out what companies are going to do this year—a new OnePlus device over the summer, a new Note in the fall—but one unknown is LG. The company skipped Mobile World Congress, and rumor has it LG is building a brand new phone from scratch—something we’ve seen leaked on more than one occasion.
Now, a new report claims LG is gearing up to announce “Neo,” said to be the G7, in April, followed promptly by a release in May. LG is rumored to be prepping a larger G7 Plus as well, matching what Samsung just did with its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.
It’s unclear how LG will differentiate the two devices, though one possibility is more RAM in the larger G7. Both phones are expected to feature Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 chip, and an iPhone X-like notch. Additionally, both handsets are expected to sport the AI features LG introduced with the V30S.
You can get a better look at the G7’s alleged design in the above gallery.
Unfortunately, the same report claims the G7 will be more expensive than previous LG devices, likely due to the phone’s higher end materials and specifications. The report doesn’t land on a specific price, only to say consumers should expect to pay $100 more than usual.
LG will have to make the G7 and G7 Plus competitively priced with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, otherwise LG’s devices may be dead on arrival.