The LG G8X set to be revealed next month at the annual IFA show in Germany. And it’ll apparently offer an in-display fingerprint sensor, a first for LG, if the first renders from OnLeaks are to be believed.
Pricebaba and OnLeaks have come together to deliver CAD-based renders and a 360-degree video of the upcoming LG flagship smartphone. As you may have guessed by the name already, the G8X ThinQ will be a direct successor to the G8 ThinQ that was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year.
The switch to an in-display scanner is a big change for LG, coming off the G8, which boasted no less than three different authentication methods for unlocking the phone a rear fingerprint reader, a 3D time-of-flight camera for face scanning, and the palm scanning that was unique to the G8. Based on the renders, which show off a far smaller teardrop-style notch, it seems LG is skipping the fancy front-facing scanners this time for the simpler in-display reader.
Unlike the G8 ThinQ, which sports a wide notch, the G8X ThinQ will have a less intrusive waterdrop cutout at the top. Since the waterdrop cutout has room only for the selfie camera, the G8X ThinQ will not have the same 3D facial recognition system found on the G8 ThinQ. Instead, the smartphone will likely feature an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The back of the phone features a similar glass back panel with two horizontally-stacked camera sensors and an LED flash. Interestingly, the renders reveal an earpiece at the top of the phone, suggesting the G8X ThinQ may not have the Crystal Sound OLED technology present on the G8 ThinQ. The technology vibrates the OLED screen to make it function as a speaker.
According to OnLeaks, the G8X ThinQ measures 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.5mm and has a 6.2-inch display. The rest of the phone’s specifications, however, are yet to surface.