After introducing the LG G8 ThinQ earlier this year, LG may have an updated model of its G series flagship in the works.
New renders claim to show the LG G8X, which has a couple of notable changes from the regular G8. The renders from OnLeaks and Pricebaba, which are based on factory CAD drawings and are now official LG images, show that the LG G8X will have a waterdrop notch that's much smaller than the full notch on the LG G8.
The screen on the LG G8X is said to be 6.2 inches, up from the 6.1-inch display on the LG G8 ThinQ. Another big change on the LG G8X is that it's missing the rear fingerprint reader, suggesting that it could have an in-display fingerprint sensor. If so, it would be the first smartphone from LG to have that feature.
Other features of this LG G8X include a USB-C port for charging and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There's a power/lock button on the right side of the phone, and on the left are volume buttons and what may be a dedicated Google Assistant button. A dual rear camera setup is located on the back of the G8X, and while it's not yet known what the features of those cameras are, they could be regular and wide angle cams like on the standard G8.
The LG G8X is said to measure 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.5mm. To compare, the LG G8 ThinQ is 151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4mm.
IFA 2019 is around a month away and we know that LG will have a presence there, so it's possible that the LG G8X will be announced there. Based on today's renders and the name "G8X", it seems like this won't be a huge upgrade over the regular LG G8, but the smaller notch, slightly bigger screen, and in-display fingerprint sensor could make the LG G8X worth a look for anyone that's been interested in the G8 but has held off on buying it so far.