LG’s next flagship phone won’t be called G7, to arrive in June

LG G6
LG G6

LG’s had a tumultuous few months, announcing a big change in its mobile strategy this year to get its smartphone division back on track. Instead of doing what rivals do, the company said it would ditch traditional annual release schedules. However, the brand didn’t reveal just when its flagship handset would finally debut or what shape the device would take.

VentureBeat claims to have answers to these questions in a new report based on information given by a person briefed on LG’s plans. The company’s apparently calling its next big thing Judy. That’s just the codename for now, but the one thing for sure is that it’s not going to be named the G7.

Judy supposedly has a brand new design and boasts of a 6.1-inch 18:9 FullVision display. It’ll be much bigger than the LG G6 as a result since that particular model had a 5.7-inch FullVision display. The upcoming device is apparently going to adopt an all-new MLCD+ panel.

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MLCD+ displays have a RGBW matrix which includes a white sub-pixel. This allows it to project a brightness of 800 nits while at the same time demanding 35% less energy than regular LCD screens. It’s an interesting direction for LG to go, especially since most manufacturers these days are going for OLED.

Specs-wise, Judy is naturally going to be stacked with the very best LG has to offer. This includes IP68 certification against dust and water, military standard durability, HDR10, wireless charging, a Snapdragon 845 processor, 64GB of ROM, 4GB of RAM, stereo “boombox” speakers, photography AI, a digital assistant, and voice recognition.

The report also mentions a 16MP dual rear camera setup with glass optical elements and f/1.6 apertures. A separate Plus model might boost the RAM up. LG may announce Judy in June 2018, after which it’ll become available later in the summer.