Earlier this week, rumors suggested that LG might be discounting its LG G9 flagship device but newer reports have now revealed that the Korean phone maker may be giving up on its entire G series of smartphones.
The G series, being their flagship lineup, included legendary smartphones such as the G2 and the first phone to sport a quad HD display (LG G3).
The news originally reported by Korean media says that LG is planning to shake up its brand and device naming strategy. The Korean brand’s popular G lineup will be replaced by the old Chocolate lineup of LG phones that were famous before smartphones took over.
The new Chocolate series will be introduced in the first half of 2020 and will be using Qualcomm’s 7 series of Snapdragon chipsets to allow for “great performance and an affordable price point”. These new phones will also explore the dual-screen form factor similar to the LG V50S we saw last year.
The display sizes of these phones will be between 6.7-6.9″, they will have triple and quad-camera setups, and will have 4,000 mAh batteries at least. They will also include 5G compatibility and will be priced close to other upper mid-range phones in the market.
Additionally, LG is also planning to expand its 5G availability to mid-range and entry-level phones this year. These will likely include the Snapdragon 765G chipset with an integrated 5G modem.
This decision only leaves LG’s V series to have the latest and greatest internals (SD865, LPDDR5, UFS 3.1). This move seems rather drastic, let us know what you think in the comments below.