While the smartphone manufacturers vie with each other at the Mobile World Congress to showcase their latest devices, LG Electronics is likely to come out with its next flagship the LG G8 ThinQ at the event. Ahead of this, some renders of the impending phone have been shared online by the popular figure Evan Blass. The renders show that there is a notch on the display screen and some details of the cameras can be made out. In addition to this, there has been an official confirmation from LG that they would indeed be selling a smartphone with the model name LG G8 ThinQ.
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— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 12, 2019
Some Physical Attributes Can be Read
The difficulty with such renders is that there are no confirmed specifications available alongside. You just look at the images and make out the physical attributes and then make the deductions. The basic fact that can be stated is that there may not be huge design changes from the predecessor model, the LG G7 ThinQ. Things that look apparent are the notch on the display, a dual camera setup in the rear and some of the buttons on the sides.
In the case of the cameras, they are placed alongside each other, whereas in the LG G7 ThinQ, they were placed one below the other. There is the 3.5 mm jack for audio out while the charging could be done through the USB c-type port. The physical button to awaken the Google digital assistant is there on the phone’s side. The usual power on/off button and the volume rocker can be clearly noticed as well.
ToF Technology Camera in the Front
Another fact that comes through is that this new LG G8 ThinQ smartphone will sport a ToF technology driven camera as a front selfie camera that will double as the facial recognition tool. The use of VR/AR technologies on the device, going ahead, becomes a possibility. There is no clarity on the suggestions that LG may avoid the speakers and add a vibration-based audio technology.
Only when the MWC 2019 gets underway one will know what exactly LG has in store.