LG G8 ThinQ leak suggests lower than $1,000 retail price

LG G8 ThinQ leak suggests lower than $1,000 retail price
LG has already revealed the name of its next flagship, the G8 ThinQ, but it also shared some details about the phone's selfie camera. Over the weekend, another piece of information about the LG G8 ThinQ emerged, but this time it has nothing to do with the hardware inside.

Apparently, redditor livedadevil was able to get its hands on a screenshot showing the retail price of the LG G8 ThinQ in Canada. According to this screenshot, LG's flagship will cost $1,199.99 CAD, which translates in about $900 USD.

LG G8 ThinQ leak suggests lower than $1,000 retail price

Although it may seem pretty high at first glance, it's worth noting that the price mentioned is for the 128GB model, which could be the most expensive variant LG will reveal next month. Of course, prices might be slightly different in the U.S., but we doubt it will go lower than $850 unless the phone comes with a special pre-order deal.

LG announced that the G8 ThinQ will be officially introduced at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2019 on February 24. The phone is expected to go on pre-order during the same week, but it might not hit the shelves until March.

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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

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13 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 700; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Yeah but as we all know , buying any LG phone is best after 2 to 3 months where it"ll be around 500$

6. Venom

Posts: 2688; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Yup. LG phones lose their value fairly quickly. They are the bargain brand phones.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 6592; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Am I reading it correctly, this phone has a 4k display, or slightly higher resolution. Sony was the first to introduce 4k. Now this looks like it will be the second smartphone OEM to introduce a 4k display.

2. kracio

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

I really hoped LG would will finally wake up in 2019 ,change the silly branding name and be realistic about pricing.... Instead they came back with an old design (G7) ,kept the ugly notch and priced it almost 1000 bucks?!? Good luck selling that for THAT price...

5. foldablephone

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Yep the ThinQ branding is terrible. Guarantee 99.9% don’t know what it even means. It’s supposed to represent their smart AI tech but average public probably thinks they just saying it’s a thin design lol

3. Rager722

Posts: 584; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

I still can't believe that this phone has a top bezel and a notch!! LG is such a fail, it's a shame they were a decent company. And to price it, this high? They must be out of their minds!? R.I.P LG

4. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1186; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

YAY.. Finally a phone with fore-head + notch + chin, to satisfy everyone's taste.. /S

7. foldablephone

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

LG need to forget trying to compete with the Samsung / iPhone flagships, they are too far behind. Instead, they need to become more like Oneplus or Motorola, who ironically are using the G name too. LG should position themselves as a the best affordable flagship brand. The G9 needs to have no notch, front facing speakers, headphone jack, huge battery, 2 years of guaranteed support/updated and be $500. They could even go one step futher and bring back the removable battery and SD card slot. It would sell well and give the company back some much needed goodwill.

8. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Dificult to LG to recover markeshare with this price.Why not a solution à la pocophone? Expensive smartphone the market have a lot.

10. Radykall1

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Dead on Arrival. LG is in no position to compete at that price point

11. andrewc31394

Posts: 268; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I'd maybe consider LG again if they made all of their devices AMOLED like the V series, but more importantly if they actually updated their devices in a respectable timeframe. My V20 was stuck on 7.0 for 2+ years which is pretty pathetic when even Samsung is doing laps around you from a software standpoint.

12. Shott3r

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 28, 2017

To sell a phone above around $650, it must have one class-leading or completely unique feature that matters. Otherwise you must sell on price, a la Oneplus. LG simply doesn't have any compelling reason to buy the phone. Not the best screen, not the best design, not the best camera, no other features that Samsung doesn't already have and do better or at least as well. So really, LG, why should we care? Especially at $850?

13. Fire5

Posts: 314; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

LG is totally out of focus

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