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LG G8X leaks online: Official reveal coming at IFA 2019?

LG has teased a mobile-related announcement for IFA 2019, tipped to be a V-series smartphone with a Second Screen case. Now, new renders have emerged online, courtesy of Pricebaba and OnLeaks, and it apparently shows the LG G8X.

The sources state that the LG G8X will launch at IFA, but what should we expect from the phone? We don’t have much in the way of specs, but the new device is apparently packing a dual rear camera setup, and a selfie camera in a waterdrop notch.

The tiny notch makes it likely that the LG G8 Z Camera (3D ToF camera) is missing here. The missing sensor means you can’t expect 3D face unlock, hand ID, or advanced gesture controls like the previous device. Then again, our own Eric Zeman thought hand ID and gesture controls were “too slow and unreliable” in his LG G8 review.

An apparent LG G8X render.
The LG G8X renders according to Onleaks and Pricebaba.
An apparent LG G8X render.

We’re also a little disappointed that the phone isn’t packing a triple rear camera setup, as it would’ve made for a more versatile photography platform. In any event, we’re expecting a normal and ultra-wide pairing here, as is usually the case for LG’s dual-camera flagships.

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Other noteworthy features seen on the LG G8X include a 3.5mm port, USB-C, and an extra hardware button (presumably for Google Assistant). We don’t see a rear or front fingerprint scanner either, which suggests that the phone will offer an in-display fingerprint sensor.

LG flagships are usually equipped with wireless charging, quad DAC audio, and water/dust resistance, but there’s no word if these features are present here.

“It’s our policy not to comment on rumors,” LG global communications director Ken Hong told Android Authority, but hinted that there was some truth behind some of the leaks. Hong added that we’ll have to join the company at IFA to find out more. What do you make of the LG G8X? Sound off in the comments section!

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