LG had a relatively quiet Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year.
In the weeks running up to MWC, LG ruled out plans to use the hugely-popular tradeshow in Barcelona to unveil its latest flagship smartphone, as it has done in previous years.
However, an early concept of the forthcoming flagship phone may have been present on the showroom floor, after all.
Israeli news website YNET has shared a brief hands-on video with an LG-built flagship smartphone, believed to be a concept for the LG G7.
The handset boasts a top-of-the-range Qualcomm 845 chipset, six-inch OLED screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and a notch at the top.
According to YNET, the smartphone ships with either GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
On the back of the concept LG G7 is a 16-megapixel dual-camera system.
From the high-end specifications, it looks pretty likely this could well have been the all-new flagship phone LG was planning to reveal after MWC.
However, the Korean company has stopped well short of confirming those plans.
Although an LG spokesperson did reveal some clues about the handset in YNET’s hands-on video.
According to LG, the smartphone in the clip is a “concept,” and that LG never had this particular device at its primary, consumer booth at MWC.
However, the spokesperson added that “carriers and business partners always get to see early concepts” at tradeshows like MWC.
This suggests LG may have been trying to drum-up some sales channel partners for its all-new flagship phone ahead of a future announcement and launch.
Given that LG has confirmed the phone in the video is simply a concept, it’s possible the actual LG G7 (or whatever the company decides to call it) will look very different.
Renown tipster Evan Blass has noted in a tweet that this might be a version of the LG G7 that was ultimately scrapped in favour of a new design, codenamed “Judy”.