Jan 25th, 2019

For the past few years, LG has been releasing flagships at the start of the year around CES and MWC. This year should be no different and we expect that the company will most likely be gracing us with the LG G8 ThinQ, the successor to last year’s LG G7. Now thanks to XDA Developers, a new render of the handset has been leaked.

If you’re wondering why this render looks familiar, it is because it is similar in design to an earlier set of renders from OnLeaks and 91Mobiles. This at the very least suggests that the rumors are consistent with each other. It also seems to have dispelled earlier rumors that suggested that the phone might have a waterdrop-shaped notch, and actually the bezels are pretty thick at the top and bottom of the phone.

Image credit – XDA Developers

There is a reason for that, at least as far as the top notch is concerned as it appears to be packing more than just a camera. XDA speculates that LG might have included some new hardware that could provide a more robust form of facial recognition, but whether or not it’ll be on the same level as Apple’s Face ID remains to be seen.

Other rumored features that we have heard that the phone could possess includes a sound-on display, although judging by the holes for the external speakers, we’re not sure how true those rumors might be. It’s probably best to take these renders with a grain of salt for now, especially since LG exec Ken Hong had called some of the previous images “speculative rendering”, but we should find out soon enough.

Source: XDA Developers

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