LG is all set for the launch of its new G-series smartphone at the IFA 2019 event in Berlin. The phone is expected to be named as LG G8X in international markets and will be the successor to the LG G8s ThinQ. In Korea, it will launch as the LG V50S.
According to the recent leaks and rumors, the LG G8X will feature a dewdrop notch and a glass body finish. The display is said to be of 6.2 inch and may come with an embedded in-screen fingerprint sensor. This will make it the first LG smartphone to have this technology.
Under the hood, it will likely be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset. The device will sport a dual-camera setup on the rear. It will have IP68 rating (water and dust resistance), a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom. There will also be a dedicated Google Assistant button. The renders show a traditional speaker at the top of the phone.
Last week, the company released a video showing a cartoon character traveling from one screen to a destination on the other screen while revealing a third display showing date and time. The company has released a new video showing the hands of a clock going from zero degrees to 180 degrees hinting a dual-screen technology.
LG was reported to launch two smartphones at the IFA 2019: the LG G8X and the LG V60 ThinQ or the LG V50S. Now reports have indicated that they are not separate phones. Instead, the company is planning to launch the LG G8X in International markets and the LG V50S ThinQ in Korea. Now LG uses G-series moniker for the 4G LTE smartphones and V-series moniker for 5G smartphones. This has lead to the speculation that LG G8X will have 4G LTE connectivity while the LG V50S ThinQ will have 5G connectivity.
LG has not given any official word on the smartphone. We will have to wait for a few leaks before the launch to know more about the smartphone. Till then, keep tuned for more updates.