The LG G8 might have landed with extra of a whimper than a bang when it got here out earlier this yr, however LG isn’t letting that get it down, with a successor — the G8X — set to be revealed subsequent month on the annual IFA present in Germany. And it’ll apparently provide an in-display fingerprint sensor, a primary for LG, if the first renders from OnLeaks are to be believed.
The change to an in-display scanner is an enormous change for LG, coming off the G8, which boasted at least three completely different authentication strategies for unlocking the cellphone: a rear fingerprint reader, a 3D time-of-flight digital camera for face scanning, and the weird “palm scanning” that was distinctive to the G8. Based on the renders, which exhibit a much smaller teardrop-style notch, it appears LG is skipping the flowery front-facing scanners this time for the easier in-display reader.
Also prone to be lacking from the G8X is LG’s Crystal Sound OLED speaker tech that was on the unique G8 — the renders exhibit a standard speaker on the prime of the cellphone as a substitute. That mentioned, these are renders that OnLeaks has made themselves off of leaked CAD recordsdata, not remaining photographs from LG, so it’s doable that this isn’t finalized simply but (though OnLeaks tends to have a reasonably good monitor file right here).
As for the remainder of the G8X, Android Central claims it’ll characteristic the identical Snapdragon 855 chipset as its predecessor, though the remainder of the specs have but to leak. But assuming that is all correct, it exhibits off a extra restrained method to design than the much more experimental G8, for higher or for worse. The query for LG, although, is whether or not a standard design can arise within the crowded flagship area the place its flashy, feature-filled try earlier this yr has already failed.