The LG G7 ThinQ came with a wide notch, and according to what we’ve been seeing in the LG G8 leaks, the handset will repeat this design language of its predecessor. With the advent of teardrop notches, that is less intrusive and more elegant, the wide part of users is rejecting the standard rectangular cutout, and if a patent is to be believed, LG may soon adopt the teardrop notch.
The design in question was first filed in April last year, just a few weeks before LG G7 ThinQ announcement. Because of this, the handset described in the patent resembles LG’s last year flagship in some aspects, that includes the dual-camera setup on the back and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. The main difference is up front, since the device sports a teardrop notch and resembles the Essential Phone.
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With this patent, LG has said goodbye to the wide notch and hello to the waterdrop notch that serves a small house to the selfie camera. The smartphone described in this patent includes the usual power button on the right side and volume rockers on the left side. The sketch also points the presence of a 3.5mm towards the bottom of the device. Unlike LG’s recent flagships, though, there is no dedicated Google Assistant button.
With the LG G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ 5G set to debut next month during MWC 2019, the Korean firm may take the opportunity to show-off new mid-range devices. We wouldn’t be surprised to see a mid-range offering carrying such design, since the company, apparently, decided to skip it with flagship models.