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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.

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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(Source: @OnLeaks @PriceBaba)
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-08-11 (Update: 2019-08-11)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.