LG G8 ThinQ flagship smartphone leaked in renders ahead of MWC 2019 launch

LG is gearing up to launch the LG G8 ThinQ along with its touchless gesture smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2019. The LG G8 ThinQ may feature similar specs as that of LG V40 ThinQ but different from LG G7.

Source- XDA developers

LG G8 ThinQ smartphone | Image source- XDA Developers

Ahead of the launch at the MWC 2019, the LG G8 ThinQ images and specifications have been subjected to numerous leaks and rumours. The latest leak suggests that the upcoming flagship model of LG will feature horizontally placed dual-rear cameras similar to that of LG V40, which recently went on sale in India. The previous leaks reported that LG’s upcoming device dubbed as Alpha will supposedly be the company’s flagship model of 2019 but now with the latest rumours the LG G8 ThinQ will be company’s premium device. The LG G8 ThinQ is set to launch at the Mobile World Congress on February 24, 2019, along with LG’s touchless gesture smartphone.

As per the images leaked by XDA Developers, we can see that the LG G8 ThinQ will feature LED Flash and a fingerprint scanner placed at the back. The LG V40 ThinQ supports the facial recognition, but there is a possibility that the LG G8 ThinQ may also feature the face-unlock system though it is not visible in the picture.

One important takeaway from the leak is that the device will lack earpiece speaker and the sensors will be mounted in the notch. Lack of earpiece speaker indicates that LG might include the sound-on-display technology. As far as the design is concerned, the LG G8 ThinQ will come in a metal body and will sport a large display size. We can see the volume up and down keys on the left side of the device and the Google Assistant keys just below that. The power button and SIM card tray will be placed at the right side of the handset.

As per the leaks, the device will sport a 6.1-inch OLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It will reportedly measure 152x72x8.4mm much smaller than its predecessors LG V40 and LG G7 ThinQ.