LG G8X images show a bigger screen with a smaller notch, 3.5mm jack

Peter, 12 August 2019

LG is teasing a dual screen phone ahead of its appearance at IFA – a followup of the LG V50 ThinQ and its second screen accessory. The LG G8 ThinQ might get a successor of its own and it will look like this.

The LG G8X moves from a dual to a single selfie camera, which means a narrower teardrop notch. There’s a regular earpiece near the lone selfie camera, so the G8X will not use the Crystal Sound OLED speaker tech.

The screen grows a tenth of an inch to 6.2”, so it will offer even more screen real estate. The phone grew along with it, measuring 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.5mm.

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LG G8X renders

That wider notch housed a 3D sensor for Face ID so the X phone will have to rely only on a fingerprint reader. However, there’s no reader on the back, which means the LG G8X will be the company’s first to feature an in-display fingerprint reader (the G8 already switched to an OLED screen, all previous models used LCD).

The bottom of the phone houses a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB-C port and a loudspeaker grille. We expect a few snide remarks about keeping the jack while a certain competitor didn't.

In-display FP reader, standard earpiece 3.5mm headphone jack
In-display FP reader, standard earpiece • 3.5mm headphone jack

The rear camera setup isn’t clear yet, but LG’s classic recipe is wide + ultra wide. Also, it remains to be seen if the G8X will have a triple camera version like the G8 did.

LG’s IFA event is on September 6 so expect to see the G8X and V60 in a little under a month.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous

I don't like the U-shaped notch because the V-shaped one looks way better but I'm willing to overlook this minor flaw if it has a large battery, I'm talking 3700mAh-4000mAh and I think it will because of the last model.

Jack or no it wont save LG from the situation where they are now.

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