It’s a slow news day and you know what that means: it’s time for some renders of a potential flagship phone. They come from @OnLeaks and Pricebaba and they detail the LG G8X. I have to admit I haven’t heard oft his phone before and it sounds like a midrange rival for most Nokia and Motorola phones nowadays.
LG G8X is expected to debut at IFA 2019 in Berlin next month. It’s supposed to be a LG G8 semi-successor. The newcomer keeps the glass back with the cameras hidden under glass and at first sight it seems to lack a speaker, so it’s probably replaced by a piezoelectric thingie. The source does mention the device has a speaker, though. The display of the LG G8X is a 6.2 inch one and the phone has slim bezels on the sides, but also a bit thicker at the top and bottom.
The overall dimensions of the device are 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.5 mm. There’s no rear mounted fingerprint scanner here, so it’s probably embedded in the screen. Also there’s no room for a Face ID style tech, so we’re probably not going to get it. The source also mentions a Snapdragon 855 or 855+ inside and a Quad HD resolution, plus at least 6 or 8 GB of RAM.
I also expect some camera innovation, if possible. I can’t quite understand what LG is trying to do with this device, but hopefully the price is right in order to compete with the other Chinese heavy hitters from Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi or Huawei. We also wish we saw the LG G8X in more countries than the G8.