26 June 2019
LG appears to have started working on its first punch-hole style smartphone as it has recently been granted a patent for such a smartphone. The schematics found in the application that is granted by the Turkish Patent Institute shows the punch hole in the top left corner of the screen, different to Samsung’s alignment which can be found at the top-right corner.
The back of the device is also shown in the schematics and there are some key takeaways. The device is having triple rear cameras and they have been placed horizontally, and an LED flash is accompanying them but it’s outside the camera module. The back of the phone also shows a fingerprint-scanner, which further reflects that the company might not be ready to embrace the in-display fingerprint scanner yet. In fact, back of the phone looks identical to the LG V40 ThinQ device.
Also, the front appears to have a good amount of bezels at the bottom. We can’t comment on the details of the device as nothing else is given in the application. Note that this patent application hasn’t been found in the publically available database. So, we can’t tell if such a device actually exists in reality. It could just be possible that LG worked over such a device in the past but has no intentions of releasing it or it’s also possible that LG requested to keep this device hidden to the public. Well, whatever the case is, it’s too early to talk about any other possibility, even. So, stay tuned while we look for more information on the same.