Last week, LG teased a dual-screen smartphone for launch at IFA 2019. While that is expected to be the upcoming V-series smartphone, LG appears to be readying up another smartphone which is reportedly labelled as the LG G8X ThinQ as renders and some information about the device has now been leaked online.
The LG G8X ThinQ will be a successor to the LG G8 ThinQ which was launched in February with some minor changes. First up, the LG G8X will feature a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ OLED screen with a waterdrop notch instead of the wide notch that came with the LG G8 ThinQ.
As shared by the OnLeaks and Pricebaba, the back of the phone will retain a dual-camera setup aligned horizontally. The camera module is accompanied by a flash and other sensors. The G8X ThinQ will measure in at 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.5mm.
The presence of the waterdrop notch means there’s no room for 3D face unlock, neither is there a fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone. This could mean that LG could be using an in-display fingerprint scanner on the front.
The renders show volume rockers on the left side of the phone as well as the dedicated key which LG uses for triggering the Google Assistant. There’s a SIM card tray at the top which the bottom edge of the LG phone will feature a USB-C port, 3.5mm audio jack and speaker grills.
The front of the LG G8X also shows an earpiece on top of the front camera, meaning LG is letting go of the Crystal Sound OLED speaker which produce sound through the innards of the display. Considering it as an enhanced version of the G8, the G8X could be powered by the same Snapdragon 855 chipset as its predecessor or the Snapdragon 855+ SoC that was recently launched.
LG has scheduled its IFA 2019 conference on September 6 and we can expect the LG G8X ThinQ to be announced at around the same time since the latest renders appear close to be ready.