We’ve heard rumors that LG wouldn’t be following their typical 12-month release cycle for their flagship smartphone this year — or that it may no longer carry their trademark “G” moniker like previous versions of the phone — but now we’re learning new details about the phone.
Popular leaker Evan Blass has revealed that LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone, which is currently going by the codename “Judy,” could be unveiled June, 2018. Judy is said to be carrying an entirely new design (unlike LG’s previous devices), coming with a 6.1-inch MLCD+ display that features a unique RGBW matrix. The extra white subpixel will reportedly help the phone sip battery life, using around 35% less power than standard IPS panels while achieving higher 800-nit brightness.
Other hardware specs include the following:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845? Check (coupled with 64GB of internal storage but a somewhat disappointing 4GB of RAM).
- Dual rear cameras with glass optical elements and high aperture? Check (the 16-megapixel sensors are matched with f/1.6 lenses).
- Water, dust, and impact resistance? Check (IP68 ingress protection plus military standard durability).
- Stereo speakers? Check (described as a “boombox” speaker).
- High dynamic range imaging? Check (HDR10).
- Wireless charging, digital assistant, voice recognition, and camera AI? Check, check, check, and check.
These all sounds like worthwhile upgrades from last year’s under-powered LG G6, providing anyone will still be interested once the Samsung Galaxy S9 is announced later this month.
Don’t forget that a June announcement means the phone may not actually be available for purchase until later this summer.