LG will reveal this year’s G Series flagship smartphone at an event of their own in NYC. The seventh installment of the lineup includes new ‘ThinQ’ branding and is the LG G7 ThinQ. One other product we might hear about at the event is the rumored ‘hybrid’ smartwatch known as LG Watch Timepiece with Wear OS. The private event will go down on May 2, one week prior to the Google I/O 2018 conference. Accompanying the event was expected to be a livestream, though it now appears the company won’t run one.
LG has been through hell and back to start the 2018 year, driving all us media crazy trying to predict the arrival of an LG G6 successor. Early rumors had the company not launching a phone at all and instead only an improved LG V30 in LG V30S ThinQ. We believed it because the South Korean company’s mobile division has been struggling. MWC 2018 came and went and no successor presented itself as has been the case for many years past, which may have been due to others who stole much of the spotlight. LG later confirmed a private unveiling with LG G7 promo material; we had faith it would come sooner or later. For 2018, LG is approaching everything differently in hope of a comeback device launch. The event will be held in New York City much later than usual, indicating that the release could also be late. This has led to more anticipation and people wanting to get their hands on LG’s latest tech. Since the confirmation of the event, LG has teased a lot of information about the phone itself. Let’s hope announcing the models late allowed the company to think about everything, perfect the finer details and include something amazing to set this phone apart from market rivals. Anticipation is high. It’ll be interesting to see if the company delivers all that consumers want to see.
Accompanying the main event in NYC will be a showcase in Korea on May 3. Unlike past LG events, there will be no livestream of the event online :(. We don’t know exactly why, that’s just what we’re hearing from our sources who are aware of LG’s plans. Since livestreams help spread news, this is surprising from LG and rather dissapointing. Do, however tune in after the event to check out our coverage.
All eyes will be on LG time come May 2. Fans around the globe are waiting for the company to release something a little extra special. Although leaks, rumors and reports have given much information away, some questions still remain regarding the phone’s software, design trend, availability information, pricing, and features. We can’t wait to see what we get.
LG has invited the media to attend its unveiling in NYC, but unfortunately there is no alternative option to see it. If LG changes its mind and hosts a stream, we’ll post it below, so bookmark this page and tune-in right before the event starts. As always, you can count on us to bring full coverage, analysis and insight once the event gets going.
UPDATE: The LG G7 ThinQ is official! There was no livestream. See our coverage links below:
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