While many would have expected LG to launch the next-generation LG G7 smartphone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, we now know that this handset won’t be making an appearance at the event. So what will LG be announcing in Barcelona? If a new report out of South Korea is believed, the company is going to launch a refreshed LG V30.

The LG V30 was first launched last year and while it received praise for its design and build quality, it didn’t really sell that well. Perhaps it was due to the quality issues with the OLED display that some users experienced or the expensive price.

Nevertheless, it offered many features that one would expect from a flagship handset, such as wireless charging, excellent imaging capabilities, 128GB of internal storage as well as a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

ET News reports that LG is going to launch an updated version of the LG V30 at MWC 2018. It’s going to have a lot of the same internals as the original version with the design being identical as well. One major change is said to be 256GB of onboard storage instead of 128GB.

It may even have something called LG Lens which seems like a Google Lens clone. It’s a Pixel-only feature right now which recognizes objects in the pictures taken to provide relevant results. LG Lens may even have a translate option similar to Google Translate’s photo mode.

The report suggests that LG is going to launch the refreshed LG V30 at MWC 2018 later this month. No word as yet on the pricing and availability details.

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  • 2880x1440
  • P-OLED
  • 537 PPI
13 MP
  • f/1.6 Aperture
  • OIS
3300 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • Wireless Charging
  • Snapdragon 835
  • MicroSD
~$855 - Amazon
158 g
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Storage (GB)
  • 64
  • 128
LG V30 Review
Score: 9/10