The new LG G8X ThinQ leaks; set to be announced in September


LG has released a video invitation for its upcoming press event at the IFA 2019. The release of the video confirmed the much-rumored release of the next V series (V60) flagship smartphone in Berlin. However, new leaks coming in have something more to say about LG’s plan for IFA.

LG G8X ThinQ: Specs so far

The folks at Pricebaba and OnLeaks have come together once again to leak rendered CAD images of the supposed LG G8X ThinQ. As you might have already guessed, this device will be the successor to the LG G8 ThinQ. And is apparently going to be unveiled alongside the V60 ThinQ. Unlike its predecessor, the LG G8X will have a less intrusive notch – teardrop style housing only the front camera. Missing sensors on the front will also mean no 3D facial recognition system that was found on the G8 ThinQ. According to OnLeaks, the device sports a 6.2-inch display and measures 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.5mm. Experts suggest the device will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor with a 6GB RAM.

The back of the phone is very similar to the G8 ThinQ. The two horizontally stacked camera setup with an LED flash and the same glass back create a striking resemblance. It’s interesting to notice that LG has settled with two rear cameras instead of three, like most other smartphones. Some other features visible from the leaks are the 3.5mm jack, USB-C and an extra hardware button presumably for Google Assistant. The fingerprint sensor cannot be found on the rear, hence indicating at an in-display fingerprint sensor. If that’s true, then this might be the first smartphone from LG to have an in-display sensor.