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LG G8X ThinQ leaks out, teardrop notch, set for IFA reveal

LG looks to be pairing back on the flashy features for its next flagship, the G8 X ThinQ. (Source: @OnLeaks @PriceBaba)
LG looks to be pairing back on the flashy features for its next flagship, the G8 X ThinQ. (Source: @OnLeaks @PriceBaba)
LG’s next flagship smartphone the G8X ThinQ has been leaked ahead of its official unveiling at IFA Berlin next month. The device is a minor evolution of the LG G8 ThinQ in terms of its outward appearance shifting from a multi-functional wide notch to a smaller teardrop notch along with some other notable changes.
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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.

(Source: @OnLeaks @PriceBaba)
(Source: @OnLeaks @PriceBaba)
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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1223 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-08-11 (Update: 2019-08-11)