LG’s V collection telephones have long past via six iterations from the daring reinvention of 2015’s V10 proper as much as 2020’s V60, a telephone that we idea was once one of the crucial underrated of the 12 months.

The ‘V’ unofficially stands for ‘video’, and the V collection has at all times sat along the extra mainstream G collection to provide Android fans a fully-featured digicam app, nice video enhancing choices, flagship energy, and at the V10 and V20 a ticker-tape taste 2nd show.

However LG has made up our minds that the G8 would be the remaining ever G collection telephone because it pivots to save lots of its flagging cellular department. The LG Velvet was once the primary telephone of the brand new technology, and the LG Wing is the second one.

Whilst the corporate has no longer stated the V collection is useless, it leaves the V70’s long run life in query. Right here’s what we all know to this point.

LG V70 free up date

Even though the LG V70 had been surely coming, fresh V releases make when that could be laborious to are expecting.

The V10, V20, V30, and V40 had been all introduced in both August, September, or October however then the V50 was once introduced in February 2019 simply 4 months after the V40 debuted.

The V60 then confirmed up in February 2020, so in all probability the in all probability free up date for a possible LG V70 is February 2021, however with the alternate of dates traditionally and the V collection’ unsure long run, that is on no account particular.

It was once not too long ago reported via Korean newsletter Chosun {that a} tool codenamed the LG ‘Rainbow’ – a possible successor to the V60 – has been placed on ice via the corporate. Rainbow was once supposedly being prepped for box trying out in February, with a March free up window, alternatively, LG is claimed to have halted conversations with carriers, which does not bode neatly for any type of announcement or release, any time quickly.

The Rainbow is rumoured to recreation a standard smartphone design, suggesting that it was once the in all probability of LG’s subsequent mainstream flagship gadgets, reasonably than an access in its Explorer Mission, like its long-expected rollable.

LG V70 value

Similar to the discharge date, the LG V70’s value is tricky to wager. The V60 was once a US-only telephone, with costs at round US$649 on the time of writing, however the V50 went for $999 when it first got here out. The V40 was once similarly very expensive.

Our wager can be {that a} V70 would take the V60’s course via coming in round $700 to rival the marketplace value of the current-gen iPhone 12, however be offering non-compulsory equipment just like the Twin Display case.

LG V70 specifications

If the V70 involves fruition then it’ll most certainly recreation the Qualcomm Snapdragon 885, as the only factor the V collection doesn’t skimp on its processing energy.

Much less transparent will be the remainder of the specifications. The V60 was once just right, however it didn’t take the kitchen sink manner of older V telephones, choosing a 60Hz show when rival producers have long past for 90Hz or 120Hz this 12 months. Plus its design returned to the hulking bulk of the V10 and V20 after the graceful V30, V40, and V50.

We additionally hope the non-compulsory twin display returns, however in all probability taking a look a little bit slimmer love it did at the Velvet.

It’s somebody’s wager as to the V70’s manner, which makes us really feel like LG would possibly no longer make it. It hasn’t formally stated it’s the top for the V collection and we’d be unhappy to peer it pass. There may be nonetheless room available in the market for a cultured, video-centric smartphone that doesn’t value the earth. However, the V60 was once that, and critics panned it for no longer being a complete $1,000 flagship spec. The ones critics additionally slam LG for promoting $1,000 telephones. It’s no longer actually LG’s fault.

LG V70 want record

Within the spirit of hope, right here’s a want record for issues we’d like to peer if the LG V70 ever drops.

A go back to a swish shape issue

If that is imaginable with out sacrificing battery lifestyles, then we’d love to peer it. The V60 had wonderful battery lifestyles, however to stay it going and strengthen juice-sapping 5G, the 5,000mAh mobile is crammed right into a reasonably massive tool.

We expect the head of V collection design was once the V40, the primary main telephone to have 5 cameras (2 entrance, 3 rear) and nonetheless pack in additional options pound for pound than the similar Galaxy S or iPhone.

120Hz refresh price show

We don’t dangle it in opposition to the V60 for no longer having it, however the V70 actually will have to deliver the show tech up to the mark with the contest. LG hasn’t shipped a telephone with a top refresh price display but, however the V collection will be the easiest position to do it first.

International availability

It will no longer paintings for LG’s fragmented gross sales technique however the V70 preferably must be to be had globally and unlocked to draw patrons. The V60 is US-only and typically carrier-locked, hugely casting off somebody who desires to import.

LG hasn’t ever been nice at providing unlocked telephones, but if it’s so laborious to even to find its telephones on sale in the United Kingdom and different international locations then what probability does the V70 actually have?

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