There will be no LG G7 as LG ends G-series naming scheme
LG is purportedly planning to revamp the way it name its flagshipâ€“ nothing like â€œLG G7â€. In its place, the South Korean company will begin with a new naming scheme for its early 2018 flagship, according to a quote from an LG official.
The G-series began way back 2012 with Optimus G, a name that was shortened to LG G2 for the follow-up. And after four generations from G2, the G-Name will be miss.
The final name is yet to be decided. â€œNumbering the phone with a two-digit number and rebranding the phone with a new name are some of the options on the tableâ€.
What does that mean for the LG V30 successor? Nothing, if the LG decides to go with â€œLG G70â€ (two digits, same format as the current V-series), but that plants a gap – why is the LG V40 so much behind the G70?
Some think this is might be the reason behind LG’s desire for new names – numbers make the LG G7 look like an older generation compared to iPhone 8 or Galaxy S9. Such numerology might seems silly, but Samsung did skip the Galaxy Note6 for similar reasons and Microsoftâ€™s Xbox has been all over the place trying to chase Sonyâ€™s PlayStation.