24 August 2019
Last week, LG teased a dual display smartphone along with confirming its presence at IFA 2019 in Berlin. It is expected to announce the LG V60 ThinQ at the event but as it turns out, it does not seem to be the only flagship LG is planning to unveil. A new Pricebaba report in collaboration with tipster @OnLeaks talks about a new flagship phone called LG G8X.
The LG G8X is reported to be a direct successor to LG G8 ThinQ, a flagship that was announced MWC 2019 earlier this year. It is claimed to sport a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ notched display and 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.5mm dimensions. The renders show a waterdrop-styled notch as compared to the wider one on the LG G8 ThinQ. This small notch area means there will not be facial recognition support because of the lack of space for required sensors.
On the back, it has dual rear cameras with LED flash like the as compared to triple rear cameras on the G8. It is unknown what kind of sensors we will be seeing with this new phone but a wide-angle sensor is expected. There is no fingerprint scanner on the back panel suggesting that LG could be using in-display fingerprint technology. If this happens, the LG G8X will become the first LG smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner.
LG is said to offer volume rockers on the left side and power button on the right side. The bottom will have USB Type-C port, speaker grills, and 3.5mm headphone jack. It will also have a physical earpiece at the top which means we will not be seeing the implementation of LG Crystal Sound OLED speaker. As for the processor choice, it could be featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or Snapdragon 855 Plus.