The LG G8 It is possible that the situation is more lenient when released at the beginning of the year, but LG does not abandon it. His successor, the G8X, will be unveiled next month at the annual IFA show in Germany. . And it will apparently feature a built-in fingerprint sensor, a first for LG, if the first rendering of OnLeaks are to believe.
Switching to a built-in scanner on the screen is a big change for LG, which comes from the G8, which offered no less than three different authentication methods to unlock the phone: a fingerprint reader at the back, a 3D time-of-flight camera for scanning the face. , and the weird "palm sweep" it was unique to the G8. Based on the renderings, which show a much smaller teardrop notch, it seems that LG is skipping this time the sophisticated front-end scanners for a simple built-in player.
LG's Crystal Sound OLED speaker, which was already part of the original G8, may also miss the G8X. The renderings display a traditional speaker at the top of the phone. That said, these are images that OnLeaks created from leaked CAD files, not LG's final images. It is therefore possible that this is not yet finalized (although OnLeaks tends to have a very good record here).
As for the rest of the G8X, Android Central claims that it will feature the same Snapdragon 855 chipset as its predecessor, although the rest of the specs have not yet leaked. But assuming all of this is accurate, it shows a more narrow approach to design than the G8, much more experimental, for better or for worse. The question facing LG, however, is whether a traditional design can fit into the overcrowded flagship space where its flashy and feature-rich attempt earlier this year has already failed.