13 February 2019
LG is reportedly also working on a new smartphone and going by the norm, the name of the device could be the G8 ThinQ. We have already seen a render of the same, thanks to OnLeaks. And, now comes another render from XDA Developers that corroborate what OnLeaks previously posted. So, we aren’t seeing any new details here, but the image leaked by the tech site does look quite clear.
There are dual rear cameras accompanied by an LED flash and the device seems to be having curved edges and slimmer bezels. The two cameras on the back are horizontally aligned like the LG V40 ThinQ but unlike the LG G7 ThinQ. LG recently put one more camera on the V40 ThinQ to catch in-depth details but the G8 ThinQ doesn’t have this sensor if we take these renders as true. One thing is to note here that Ken Hong, Head of global communications for LG has denied the render shared by OnLeaks, he said “it’s only a speculative rendering,” calling it “not real” in the reply of a user’s tweet. So, this could be possible that this is the leaked render of any other phone from LG, but since we don’t have anything concrete to rely on any of the claims, so let’s just proceed with what we currently have.
Moving on, the render shows there’s no under-display fingerprint scanner and it’s rather mounted on the rear below the camera setup.
There’s clearly a display notch that bears a camera and two sensors as well. It’s believed that these will be helpful in Face ID tech for more secure facial authentication. That would necessarily include an IR camera, dot projector, and a Time of Flight camera. This is just a hunch so take this information with a pinch of salt. LG has scheduled an event where it's expected to launch the G8 ThinQ. According to a recent teaser, the device would be unveiled on February 24.