LG to drop G series brand, next flagship evokes classic "Chocolate" phone

Ruben Fields
March 31, 2020

Korean news site Naver reports overnight that LG has chose to ditch the product line entirely, ending the series that's been around since 2012.

LG G9 ThinQ may never hit the market.

Last week, we revealed that reports coming out of Korea were claiming that LG could move the G9 ThinQ downmarket, pairing it with a Snapdragon 765G instead of a Snapdragon 865 in an attempt to cut costs and compete more effectively. A fresh report on the same publication states that the LG G9 is dead.

LG supposedly made its decision public at a meeting with South Korean mobile vendors.

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That could therefore mean that LG is travelling a very different route with its next premium phone. While the company won't be launching G-series phones in future, the SD765G phone is said to be the same the high-end 5G device that will break in the next few months.

Regarding the technical characteristics, the Dual Screen accessory should not be missing, which in fact allows you to literally add a second screen to the main one.

The upcoming SD765G LG phone will have a 6.7-inch or 6.9-inch display and it will be housing a 48-megapixel quad camera setup. Last year, they disrupted their normal release cycle - an LG G-series smartphone by the start of the year and an LG V-series phone by the end of the year - to announce both the LG G8 and the LG V50 at the same time. It's said the phone will have a 4,000mAh battery. There is no word on the specifications of the device.

Meanwhile, LG Electronics plans to expand its lineup of 5G smartphone products from premium to entry-level, and also target the global market in consideration of regional characteristics.

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