LG G8X renders forecast waterdrop notch and in-display fingerprint sensor

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LG G8X renders forecast waterdrop notch and in-display fingerprint sensor

LG uploaded a teaser video of its upcoming smartphone that will be sporting a dual-screen.

Shared by Pricebaba and OnLeaks (a reputable leaker), the renders show a phone with a tiny "teardrop" notch, which is substantially smaller than the full-size notch on the LG G8 - the phone the G8X thought to be a successor to, or an upgraded version of.

LG plans to launch the new smartphone on September 6 on the eve of the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin, Europe's largest tech show, four months after releasing the ThinQ V50. Now a Korean news media outlet claims that the dual-screen phone will reportedly be called the V50S ThinQ in South Korea, although the phone will be known as the G8X ThinQ in global markets.

Per the information provided today, both the worldwide and South Korean versions should arrive powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855. Feature-wise, an improved hinge is to be expected alongside a new "front notification" system which allows you to check notifications without opening up the accessory. Instead, the company has reportedly settled for the V50S ThinQ branding, although this will only be used within LG's home market. We can assume that the biometric scanner has been moved under the display, while it also looks like LG is doing away with the multiple-camera setup that enabled the poorly-received Air Motion gestures and 3D Face Unlock. The extra screen was an optional accessory that could be fixed onto a regular smartphone.

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