Potential LG G8 ThinQ price leak: Will you be paying $900 for upcoming flagship?


The LG G8 ThinQ is tipped to launch at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in two weeks, but we’ve already seen a few leaks and nuggets of information. The latest leak, however, may have given us a look at the flagship’s recommended retail price.

A redditor claimed that pricing for the LG G8 ThinQ appeared in their inventory system (h/t: Slash Info). The user also provided a picture of the listing, showing the LG phone at 1,199.99 Canadian dollars (~$903).

An LG G8 ThinQ leak via reddit. Reddit user livedadevil

The listing is for a 128GB model, but we don’t know if LG is offering cheaper models with less storage (if 128GB is indeed legitimate). It would make for a steep price increase over the base LG G7 ThinQ model if this is the entry-level G8 though. Last year’s model started at $750, albeit for the 64GB version.

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So what do we know about the LG G8 ThinQ? Well, the company has already confirmed that the phone will pack a front-facing 3D ToF camera. The technology is said to be faster and more accurate than structured light solutions, as seen on Apple, Oppo and Huawei flagships. This opens the door for better face unlock tech, as well as better augmented reality and beauty effects. LG has also teased a touchless interface for an upcoming phone, so it’s possible the company is using the 3D ToF camera to deliver this technology.

Other rumored LG G8 ThinQ specs include a Snapdragon 855 chipset, dual-rear camera setup, and a rear fingerprint scanner. We’ll need to wait for the launch to confirm all the details — hopefully LG keeps the headphone jack, quad DAC hardware, and IP68 rating.

We’ve contacted LG Canada for comment regarding the leak and will update the article accordingly when we receive a response. What would it take for you to buy the upcoming flagship? Give us your thoughts in the comments!

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