LG G9 renders show off the U-shaped notch and quad rear cameras
With a new year, we always get new phones. But while we’re about to see CES 2020 unfold with a number of announcements, we also have our eyes set on MWC 2020 in February, where we will see a number of smartphone announcements from different brands such as Samsung, LG, and more. One of the expected announcements is LG’s new line of flagship smartphones, which correspond to the LG G9 and the LG V60. Now, we’re getting a first-hand look at the upcoming LG G9 thanks to CAD renders.
The most notable thing here is the phone’s sleek profile. LG is no stranger to using weird gimmicks that no one will probably ever use realistically on their consumer phones, as was the case of modules in the LG G5 and Hand ID (which allowed you to unlock your phone using the veins of your hands) on the LG G8. The LG G8X, a revision of the LG G8, got rid of this Hand ID feature for a slimmer profile, which is the one the LG G9 will be carrying forward this year, for better or worse. A teardrop notch is present here which holds a single front-facing camera sensor, and the front bezels are further reduced. The screen measures around 6.7-6.9-inches with the same 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
The phone will also feature a quad rear camera setup, centered and horizontally mounted, in a very similar fashion to the Galaxy S10 5G from last year. There is also no back fingerprint scanner to be seen and we can’t spy one in the sides either, which tells us that this phone will be carrying an in-display fingerprint sensor–no surprises there given how its predecessors also had one.
As we said before, the LG G9 is expected to be announced alongside a 5G-touting LG V60 during MWC 2020, so keep an eye out for an announcement in the short run.