The LG G9 is predicted to reach in time for MWC in February 2020, at which level it is going to be up in opposition to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S11, Xiaomi Mi 10 and OnePlus 8, so it must be good.

The LG G8 was already wanting just a little previous compared to current competitors, due to its chunky display notch, dual-lens digicam and rear fairly than in-display fingerprint sensor, so the G9 wants to tug out all of the stops to show issues round.

The corporate instructed us at MWC 2019 that going ahead all V-series telephones will likely be 5G, and all G-series 4G, however that is now wanting unlikely since Qualcomm confirmed that the brand new Snapdragon 865 chipset will embody a 5G modem as customary, which implies LG cannot hold the G8 4G with out giving up on flagship specs – which appears unlikely.

The place LG has impressed us up to now is in its show and in its audio output, and that is one thing we might count on to see observe via to the G9.

The G8 has a Crystal Sound OLED, which is the flowery time period for tech that in essence pumps out audio via a telephone’s show. The complete show vibrates in use, and is aided by the bottom-facing speaker for bass.

The G8 additionally provides DTS:X 3D Encompass Sound, which emulates a 7.1-channel system, Hello-Fi Quad DAC, MQA assist and a Boombox Speaker, which makes use of the interior area of the telephone as a resonance chamber.

With Samsung lastly ditching the headphone jack in its Observe 10, and most different telephone makers having already accomplished so, we hope LG will depart it in place as a novel promoting level, particularly if it’ll as soon as once more go massive on audio. 

We might additionally hope to see LG refine its 6.1in Quad-HD+ FullVision OLED panel with a lowered or utterly eliminated selfie digicam notch, most probably happening the Samsung route of a punch-hole-style cutout, and at very least make customary the triple-lens digicam of the South Korean model of the LG G8. (There’s a patent on the market for a 16-lens LG telephone, however we’re pretty sure that is unlikely.)

We’re additionally hoping to see a return of the Twin Display screen that was the chief promoting level of the V50 ThinQ and G8X ThinQ – with a a lot improved model supporting the latter. With some further tweaks and refinements, a 3rd iteration might show a really compelling – and inexpensive – response to the foldable telephones being delivered by the competitors.

LetsGoDigital has found that each a G9 and G10 have already been trademarked by LG, although each lack the ThinQ moniker. This doesn’t essentially imply it’ll ditch ThinQ, in fact. Past the G10 it appears to be like to observe Huawei’s instance, additionally trademarking G20, G30 and G40.

When is the LG G9 popping out?

Count on an LG press convention the day earlier than MWC begins, on Sunday 23 February 2020. The G9 will then most probably go on sale in March 2020.

How a lot will the LG G9 price?

One of many key promoting factors of the LG G9 over its rivals was its lower cost, coming in at US$819. It by no means formally got here to the UK, so likelihood is the LG G9 will not both.