LG G8 ThinQ leaks out in all its glory, cherished feature on board

While LG already confirmed the name of its next high-end smartphone - G8 ThinQ - the company has yet to show us any images of it. Nevertheless, thanks to a brand new leak, it appears that we can now take a very good look at the LG G8 ThinQ from all sides.

Revealed on Twitter by trusty Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), the renders included below supposedly depict the LG G8 ThinQ in black. When viewed from the front, the phone doesn't look too different from last year's LG G7 ThinQ, having a pretty similar notch, although the bezels around its screen are slightly thinner. On the back, the G8 hosts a fingerprint scanner and a dual camera. Unlike the dual camera of the G7, which is aligned vertically, the new one is aligned horizontally - this is the most visible (yet somewhat unimportant) design change that we can spot on the G8.

LG G8 ThinQ leaks out in all its glory, cherished feature on board

Cherished feature not forgotten by LG

Fans of the standard 3.5mm audio jack should be happy to find out that LG hasn't excluded this feature from the G8 ThinQ. Just like on the old G7, the standard headphone jack is located at the bottom of the G8. A previous leak showing a silver version of the G8 ThinQ did not tell us anything about the audio jack, so it's good to see that this exists. A few years ago, Apple removed the 3.5mm jack from all its new phones and never looked back, but the feature is still highly appreciated - that's probably why Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 (which is bound to compete with the LG G8) will have it, too.

Alleged LG G8 ThinQ vs LG G7 ThinQ

Alleged LG G8 ThinQ vs LG G7 ThinQ

LG G8 ThinQ specs

The LG G8 ThinQ is expected to sport a 6.1-inch OLED display with 1440 x 3120 pixels (same size and resolution as the screen of the G7). The new handset should run Android 9 Pie out of the box, further featuring dust- and water-resistance, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, at least 6 GB of RAM, microSD card support, and (probably) 128 GB of storage space.

LG's G series of phones is not known for its long-lasting batteries, but maybe things will change with the G8 ThinQ. According to a recent report, the new device packs a 3,400 mAh battery - that's 400 mAh more than what the 3,000 mAh battery of the G7 is offering.

The front and rear cameras of the LG G8 ThinQ are - naturally - expected to be better than those of the G7. For now, we do not have any details about the G8's dual rear camera, but - according to LG - the front-facing one should be able to bring "unmatched" capabilities. You can read more on this here.

LG G8 ThinQ price and release date 

LG plans to properly unveil the G8 ThinQ later this month, on February 28. The phone's release date could be March 22 (as shown on the home screen of the leaked renders), but that remains to be confirmed. We're expecting all major US carriers to sell the LG G8 ThinQ, although surprises can't be excluded - last year, for example, AT&T didn't carry the LG G7, launching the exclusive LG V35 instead.

The price of the LG G8 ThinQ for the US market is currently not known. However, rumor has it that the smartphone will cost $1,199 CAD in Canada - if that's true, the handset will likely be priced at around $900 in the US, so it could be $100 more expensive than the G7 (this was sold for $799 at launch, although the price was cut to $699 after a few months). Of course, carriers may have various LG G8 deals and promo offers in place to make the purchase more attractive.

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G8 ThinQ
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(22h talk time)



1. antroid

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

the hardware is awesome, I hope they will improve their software

5. hjl2345

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 11, 2018

I will have to admit, the G7 doesn't seem to show any signs of image retention like their other IPS panels on other LG flagships. Hope this could be the one to turn things around for LG. All they need to do is provide users with some decent camera along with some promise of a 2 year software update so that they can have my vote.

2. cmdacos

Posts: 3818; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Sweet dinosaur-like unibrow. Very 2017

3. Bankz

Posts: 2478; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

LG has to have something else in the works tbh.. There's no how they're presenting this as a legit flagship.

4. Subie

Posts: 2274; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

For everything on offer inside this device, plus an oled this year, I'd be interested. But that projected price though...

13. Venom

Posts: 3015; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Just wait a few months. LG phones lose their value fairly quickly.

6. Vogue1985

Posts: 363; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Look nice and clean, spec are good but the name ThinQ (think), not very sexy.

7. raky_b

Posts: 362; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Now seriously, on what is this price increase based? Not just in case of LG, they all do that???? New SoC??? Well...last year's model had new and best social of the last year... New camera??? Last year's model had new camera, too... Am I crazy to be disappointed by the factthst tech is going to be more and more expensive, instead of getting cheaper with new technologies of production!?

12. Fred3

Posts: 342; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

They're basicly charging you more for a new processor and rotating the camera

8. abhicool

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 25, 2018

I am sure this time they will bring this phone very soon to the market after the launch. Hope after launch will bring this to the shelves by october 2019

9. Romantico3pe

Posts: 167; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

Oled = im not buying it

10. cozze02

Posts: 119; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

I'm curious, why wouldn't you want an oled?

11. Eric7779

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 13, 2019

Maybe because IPS are a lot more true to life. Amoled colors are more like psychedelic or cartoon colors, appealing but just not representative of reality.

17. Blazers

Posts: 713; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I don't know about LG, but Samsung has an option to change it to a basic mode if you want more realistic colors.

14. Poptart2828

Posts: 309; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Another notch. Another failure. Too bad

15. Duncdawg26

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

Glad to finally see oled in the g series. Maybe it's resale value won't plummet quite so fast this time around. Hopefully not ;)

16. NateAdam8

Posts: 420; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

I'm going to laugh my ass off if it came out with 4 Gigs of Ram, 64 Gbs of build in memory and a 3000 mAh battery.

18. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1504; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Wtf is LG doing with their G lineup. This G8 seems totally disappointing to me.

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