Hot on the heels of the LG G7 (which we gave a commendable four stars), we’re already looking forward to the release of the LG G8 – or LG G8 ThinQ as it might be called.
We’re not expecting it to drop particularly soon, although the rumour mill is churning, with reports of a significant upgrade piquing our interest.
We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the LG G8, and will be updating as soon as more news drops, so be sure to check back in!
LG G8: Everything we know
LG G8 release date
We don’t expect the LG G8 to be out until mid-2019, alas, so if you were hoping to get your hands on it this year, don’t hold your breath.
We’re basing this on precedent; the LG G7 ThinQ was announced only last month – in May 2018 – so we’re predicting a similar schedule for the LG G8 next year.
This isn’t to say the schedule is definite. Indeed, the LG G6 was announced in February 2016 during Barcelona’s annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), so we could see an appearance at MWC 2019 (25-28 February).
LG G8 price
Given that the launch date is so far off, there aren’t many concrete facts regarding price, but if the LG G8’s predecessors are anything to judge by, it’s not going to be cheap.
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The LG G7 ThinQ initially retailed at £619 ($749), so we’re predicting a slight price hike from here. While this price tag doesn’t exactly put the LG G8 up there in the mind-bogglingly expensive leagues of, say, the iPhone X (a mere £1 from being in the quadruple figures).
LG G8 design, features and specs
As you may have guessed, its release date being nearly a year away, there aren’t masses of information available regarding specifics of the LG G8 so far.
One source, however, claims that the LG G8 will debut a “sound-emitting display”; ET News reported that LG smartphones would support the feature from early 2019 onwards. In practice, this means the earpiece will essentially be built into the phones’ screens.
Another rumour is that the LG G8 will have a 4K LCD screen – a significant upgrade from the LG G7’s 1,140 x 3,120 LCD screen. The report comes from respected leaker Ice universe:
If true, we’re a tad dismayed to hear it, particularly given the drive towards OLED displays in high-end smartphones.
As we say, it’s early days yet. We’ll be updating this page as and when more details come in, so be sure to check back in.