We’re getting more and more bad news for every LG fan out there. The company struggled to lead its wireless business to favorable results. This has led the company to discontinue its G-series to introduce new devices that could fit into the mid-range, if not because of their high price point. Even so, the V series managed to hold its own, with the LG V60 being the youngest version. However, new information could also be the V60 LG’s best flagship for many days.
The new smartphone ‘Rainbow’ from LG Electronics will not be released.
– Sleepy Kuma (@Kuma_Sleepy) March 2, 2021
We’ve seen LG enter uncharted smartphone territory with multiple devices that are part of the LG Explorer project that supplied the LG Flip. We were also expecting a new rollable device that was recently put on hold when rumors surfaced of a possible sale of the company’s cellular business. Anyway, we were expecting the successor to the LG V60 to arrive this year, but a new report from the South Korean Chosun outlet claims that this device may be on hold indefinitely.
“According to an official who was familiar with LG Electronics on the 26th, LG Electronics and some cellular operators have decided not to continue with the field test plan planned for late February, such as Rainbow’s network connection. LG Electronics originally planned to release Rainbow in March after the field test was completed in February ”(according to machine translation).
Rumor has it that LG was working on the delivery of two new devices, Rainbow and B Project, in March. Rainbow was supposed to be a classic flagship to be part of the V series, while B Project was supposed to be a new rollable phone. Rainbow was expected to complete field testing last month, but the possibility of LG’s withdrawal from the cellular business may have impacted the phone’s launch as well.
Only time will tell if we will get the successor to the LG V60 as this is just another rumor. The company has already declined to cancel its rollable phone project, so LG may be on site again to confirm the arrival of the possible LG V70, although the launch may take a little longer. This device is expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and Wacom Active Stylus support. So it would be a shame if it didn’t hit the shelves.
Via the GSM arena
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