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The LG G9 ThinQ may now be dead with LG touted to kill off the series in favor of a new sub-premium phone; 4000 mAh, 6.7" display, sub-$800 price tag, and a Snapdragon 765G?

Early renders of the supposed LG G9 ThinQ. (Source: OnLeaks)
Early renders of the supposed LG G9 ThinQ. (Source: OnLeaks)
Last week, there were reports claiming that LG would move the LG G9 ThinQ downmarket by pairing it with a Snapdragon 765G. Apparently, though, those reports may have been misguided. New information claims the Snapdragon 765G-powered phone won't be called the G9 ThinQ at all, with LG opting to kill off its original LG G-series entirely.

Last week, we revealed that reports coming out of Korea were claiming that LG could move the G9 ThinQ downmarket, pairing it with a Snapdragon 765G instead of a Snapdragon 865 in an attempt to cut costs and compete more effectively. Well, word on the grapevine has had a turnaround, and not for the better either.

According to Naver, the Korean source for last week's piece, it would seem that LG is now set to kill off its G-series entirely. It's not the first time we've received word of this, as similar rumors were in circulation just last month

Apparently, this move is due to the suggestions of Lee Yeon-mo, LG's Head of MC Business Division. The company is expected to kill off the LG G-series completely, and replace it with a new sub-premium lineup. The first phone in the series will be powered by a Snapdragon 700-series SoC, likely the Snapdragon 765G. The device is said to have garnered praise from privy industry insiders.

The new phone is touted to sport a dual screen, and will ditch the LG G-series' heritage of a smaller footprint in favor of a bigger display in the region of 6.7" to 6.9". That will come as awful news to lovers of smaller-sized phones, as the LG G lineup was one of the few remaining options for relatively small premium phones. The phone is expected to sport four cameras in total, with the main rear camera being a 48 MP sensor. A 4000 mAh battery is also expected. 

The new phone by LG expected to be priced below 1 million won (US$825) but that goes without saying, and exactly how much below that figure the phone will be priced at is the real question.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-03-29 (Update: 2020-03-29)
Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - News Editor - @riccirox
I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.