04 January 2019
LG like any other smartphone brand has been trying workarounds to launch phones without a notch. Though the company had avoided the notch bandwagon for a long time however it very recently launched a few of its top of the line phones featuring a notch display. Now USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) has granted patents for three different devices with notch less display and multiple rear cameras to LG.
This patent, filed back in 2016 was awarded to LG last week, shows three devices almost identical design and triple camera set up in a square array, like the Huawei Mate 20 series. This setup is totally different from the one present on the LG V40 phone, which has a triple camera in a horizontal alignment.
Other things like the front camera placement, antenna bands, volume controls, 3.5mm audio jack, and the fingerprint sensor are at identical places on all the three designs. The only noticeable difference in all three devices is that the screen edges are more rounded on model C while model B has slightly less rounded edges and model A has the least.
Though these are just patents, there is no confirmation that LG will ever implement this design to any of its future devices. In any case, LG V40 ThinQ was announced just a few days back and the next flagship will be announced in somewhere Q2 2019.