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Reports coming out of Korea point towards the LG G9 ThinQ losing its flagship heritage

Early renders of the LG G9 ThinQ. (Source: OnLeaks)
Early renders of the LG G9 ThinQ. (Source: OnLeaks)
LG recently unveiled the V60 ThinQ 5G. Typically, though, the LG flagship that's launched this time of the year is the G-series phone, but there's been little to no word on the G9 ThinQ.
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LG unveiled the V60 ThinQ 5G last month. The phone is yet to go on sale, but looks rather promising. So, what about LG's other flagship, the phone expected to be the LG G9 ThinQ? Well, things aren't as clear-cut as they should be.

Going by rumors from Korea, LG could be set to downgrade the G9 ThinQ from a proper flagship device to a sub-premium offering. According to the source, the G9 ThinQ is expected to feature the Snapdragon 765G, instead of Qualcomm's top of the line Snapdragon 865.

As shocking as that may be to long-term fans of the LG G-series, it would be a sensible decision by the company. One of the few reasonable decisions LG would have made in the last few years, in fact. The Snapdragon 865 is expensive—there's a reason why most phones featuring it are priced around the US$1,000 mark. A US$1,000 LG G9 ThinQ would be dead on arrival.

Instead of that, LG looks to prefer moving the G9 ThinQ downmarket. It actually did the same with the new V60 ThinQ, giving up the traditional QHD+ display, a third camera lens, and some of the newer flagship features like a high refresh rate in favor of keeping the phone's price down.

The LG G9 ThinQ is expected to be identical to the V60 in design. That means a 3.5mm headphone jack, a waterdrop notch, and two rear cameras. It could be announced sometime this month.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-03-16 (Update: 2020-03-16)