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LG confirms new flagship smartphone is imminent

We're still waiting on a proper flagship smartphone launch from LG this year, but it looks like we now won't have long to wait for the arrival of the LG G7

In a press release announcing a new partnership with K Pop band BTS, the South Korean firm confirmed the group would feature in marketing materials relating to "the company's upcoming flagship smartphone."

That chimes nicely with a report from ETNews in South Korea, that claims LG has confirmed the handset will launch in April, and go on sale in mid-May.

The press release from LG doesn't provide any further information on the handset, but it's widely rumored the handset in question will be the LG G7.

Rethinking the name

While LG G7 appears to be the most likely name for the the firm's new flagship, a fresh rumor suggests the handset may actually be called the LG G7 ThinQ.

That's according to renowned Twitter leaker @evleaks who tweeted "Goodbye, LG G7. Hello, LG G7 ThinQ."

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While @evleaks has an exceptional record when it comes to smartphone leaks, we've already seen him trip up this year, originally saying that LG would retire its G series naming convention, only to reverse that after getting more information.

With that in mind, it's worth taking his latest tweet with a pinch of salt, and hopefully LG will see fit not to add the unnecessary characters to the end of the LG G7 name. 

It's not the first time we've seen the ThinQ moniker used though. LG launched a new high-end handset at MWC 2018 back in February, but the V30S ThinQ was just a small incremental upgrade to 2017's V30, rather than a whole new flagship. 

Via Phone Arena ( 1, 2)

John McCann

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John got his first phone aged 12 and since then he's been fixated on all things mobile. Previously Phones Editor, John now looks after the day-to-day running of the site. When he's not got his head buried in mobile tech, you'll find John sitting behind the wheel in his regular TR Drives column.