Just hours after some renders of the front and back of a new LG smartphone appeared online along with a 360° video, a senior LG official directly sent out a Tweet that these images were not authentic and that there is very little possibility that this is the LG G8. This report claimed that the phone has an internal code “Alpha”, which the executive confirms may be true but beyond that, there is no information shared. The executive is the Head of Global Corporate Communications at LG.
The claim you make in your "leak" is wrong. It's as simple as that. https://t.co/dtIMRe565z
— Ken Hong (@visitken) January 18, 2019
Report Claimed the Device to be the Successor to the LG G7+ ThinQ
Here’s what the report which received the above denial had claimed: the LG G8 will be the successor to the last flagship from the South Korean company, the LG G7+ ThinQ and there appear to be some changes brought about in the new device. The dual camera setup can be seen from these renders and the two lenses have been placed side by side and not one below the other. The flash can be noticed and also the fingerprint scanner below the module. Coming to the front screen, there is the cutout to accommodate the dual selfie camera setup. The bezels are quite thin and the aspect ratio is being predicted to be 19.5:9. The phone’s overall dimensions are claimed to be 152 mm x 72 mm x 8.4 mm.
Buttons Placement As per the Renders
There is nothing great to report on the placement of the different buttons on the two sides of this new LG G8 smartphone. You have the volume rocker and the dedicated Google Assistant button on one side and the power on/off button and the tray to hold the SIMs on the other. The USB Type-C port, loudspeaker grille and a 3.5 mm audio socket can all be noticed as well.
Not much information on the expected specifications has been revealed yet about the device, except that the display could be 6.1 inches. There is some confusion on the processor to be fitted on it. If LG cannot get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC in time for the release of the phones, LG may stick with the 845 SoC from Qualcomm.
The report goes on to claim that the phone may come with a new audio feature known as the ‘sound on display’. The vibration on the display will be converted to sound and you won’t need the speakers on such a phone.
But with the disowning of the images and the video, the whole story may have to be taken with not a pinch but a fist full of salt.