LG G8X ThinQ leaks out, teardrop notch, set for IFA reveal
LG looks to have adopted a much more conservative approach to its next flagship smartphone the G8X ThinQ. New renders of the device have been leaked by @OnLeaks and @Pricebaba showing that the wide notch of the former model, the G8 ThinQ, has been dropped in favor of a teardrop notch. However, the this means that its vaunted features like hand vein recognition/3D face recognition have been dropped. Given the earpiece, it also suggests that the sound-on-display tech has also been ditched.
Also gone is the triple rear camera array replaced with a dual-rear camera set up which, overall means that LG has looked to really streamline this device. In one notable upgrade, biometric authentication has been switched to the under-display type that has proven to be the favored option for Samsung on its 2019 flagship devices. The OLED display remains the same 6.2-inch and 19:9 dimensions when measured diagonally. The company has also retained a 3.5mm headphone jack, which could remain a key differentiator.
In terms of processing power, we can expect a Snapdragon 855 on board at the very least, but given the timing of its release, we’d be very surprised if it isn’t equipped with a Snapdragon 855+ which should help to offset some of the feature losses elsewhere on the device. 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage will probably form the basic overall specs of the package. With LG’s smartphone division bleeding from big losses on a quarterly basis, it looks like LG is getting back to the basics – let’s hope it is priced appropriately to boot.
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