Even as more buzz keeps building for Samsung’s Galaxy S10, the scene has been quite quiet on the part of LG. In fact, almost all the information we had about LG’s 2019 flagship (which we foresee to be the G8) was that it could come as a 5G phone. However, new reports suggest that the device will actually be 4G-only.
The LG flagship will come with a minimal waterdrop-style notch, a big change from the wide notch seen on the LG G7 ThinQ. For the first time in the ‘G’ series, the G8 will also have an advanced depth-sensing camera — whether it relies on infrared or time of flight technology or if it’s on the rear or front side, we don’t know yet.
The G8 is expected to be released in March — we infer that will make way for an introduction at MWC 2019. It would be separate from a dedicated 5G device, dubbed “Pride,” that will likely receive its own branding.
In the meantime, LG will take on January with the Q9 — it will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 6.1-inch display and a 3,000mAh battery.
We are really looking forward to 2019 releases. Are you?