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LG repudiates G9 ThinQ renders

The LG G9 ThinQ, or is it? (Image source: @OnLeaks)
The LG G9 ThinQ, or is it? (Image source: @OnLeaks)
Few OEMs get involved in the work of leakers, but then LG is not just any Android OEM. The company that seems perennially behind the curve has also denounced the work on OnLeaks, specifically, his recent LG G9 ThinQ renders. This is not the first time that Ken Hong, Head of Global Corporate Communications at the company, has done so, either.

Like most company's, LG does not tend to comment on rumours. However, its Head of Global Corporate Communications, Ken Hong, does apparently comment on renders. Specifically, @OnLeaks renders. The prolific leaker released a set of renders for the G9 ThinQ at the turn of the year, which we referred to as being a "potentially polarizing huge phone".

@OnLeaks' renders have been proven mostly correct over the years, with some minor details differing from the final products. Ken Hong disagrees about the G9 ThinQ, though. According to PhoneArena, Hong had this to say about the renders:

It’s sad that some still feel the need to create fake renders of products and then call them leaks.

So, we can write-off these renders, then? Well, no. Last year, Hong claimed that @OnLeaks' renders of the G8 ThinQ were fake too, and on several occasions. However, as the screenshots below demonstrate, @OnLeaks' leak was pretty much bang on. These are some damning words from Hong about @OnLeaks, so only time will tell whether these new renders are correct or not. We are still unsure why Hong sees the need to wade in on the world of internet leaks, though.

(Image source: @OnLeaks)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-01-16 (Update: 2020-01-16)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.