What you need to know
- The first renders for LG's next flagship, the G9, have been revealed.
- We can see that the phone will have quad cameras and a waterdrop notch on its display.
- It looks a lot like last year's G8, though it's unclear if LG's hand gestures will return.
Year after year, LG releases a new G-series flagship to try and take some of the market away from the likes of Apple and Samsung. The company's phones are usually quite solid, though they often are a hard sell compared to better options from its competitors.
Following up on the mixed G8 from 2019, we now have our first renders of what's expected to be the LG G9. The renders come courtesy of CashKaro and @OnLeaks, and at first glance, it's hard to tell what the big selling point for the G9 will be.
From a design point of view, there's nothing all that eye-catching about the phone. There's a display (between 6.7 and 6.9-inches) with pretty average bezels by today's standards, along with a small waterdrop notch at the top. LG appears to have gone with an all-glass design, and around back are four rear cameras (an upgrade from the G8's dual-camera setup).
Charging is done via the USB-C port, LG is keeping the 3.5mm headphone jack around for another year, and the dimensions are said to come in at 169.4 x 77.6 x 8.8mm. With no fingerprint sensor present on the back, it's expected that the G9 will have an in-screen one.
The G9 looks like a fine smartphone, but at least for myself, I'm struggling to see the big appeal. There's nothing revolutionary about this design, and another generic-looking phone isn't exactly what LG needs right now.
We saw the company try to make the G8 stand out with its Air Motion hand gestures and Hand ID authentication, but those proved to be pretty unreliable in our testing. It's unclear if those will be returning to the G9 or not, but the smaller notch leads up to believe they won't.
There's currently no word on pricing or availability for the LG G9, but we should learn more about the phone in the coming weeks and months.
Phone reviewers have to review phones for a living. Y'all get nitpicky over stuff that the average consumer doesn't even care about. However you never talk about phones for the average person.
Most people give three dams about the exquisite glass back look or the 18 cameras, or the 240 hz screen or 30 thousand megapixels!! Stop it!! We are tired of these glass phones breaking. We are tired of no headphone jacks and no expandable memory. *And will work on Verizon's Network. That's what you ought to be talking about!!
This looks like an S10 with a headphone jack lol. The only phones I see on a regular basis are Samsung's and iPhones, every now and then I'll see someone rocking an LG or a Pixel phone but LG has to do something to get some of that market share back. They make good phones with great cameras and they tend to be cheaper.
The S10 has a headphone jack
That is so true. I don't know what Western (mostly) have against LG. I have owned several of their devices including the iconic V20 and the mold breaking V40, and they have all proven to be high quality, feature-filled, fun, and functional phones. I hope they can get their marketing plan together and overcome their underrated status.
Hopefully they will fix the software and not have such a high price.
LG make great phones!! Been using the LG G7 thinq for 8 months, it's one of the best droids I've used. The sound on this thing paired with a great set of planar headphones... you're in another dimension. Looks like AC and Samsung are in bed together, because seven out of ten articles are always about, "Oh, the galaxy S10 is the best phone, blah, blah..." and then, "The note 10 is blah, blah...." One man's food is another man's poison and not everybody cares if Samsung's phones are crafted on another planet. In short, LG make great phones.
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