The South Korean manufacturer LG does not give up and will be at the Mobile World Congress with the LG G8 ThinQ want to attack again. At least optically, the upcoming Android flagship will not really be able to stand out from other smartphones and we do not yet know what is technically available – except for the officially announced ToF front camera.
The competition will be particularly tough in the next few weeks and months, especially for a troubled smartphone manufacturer like LG. What strategy will LG use to enter the race? This question could now be answered by a leak from Canada. Allegedly, the sales price for the upcoming flagship smartphone with 128 gigabytes of storage space has already been revealed there. Converted, the G8 ThinQ in Canada would cost around 800 euros or 900 francs.
In any case, LG would be cheaper than the competition around Samsung and Huawei – as long as we can convert the prices more or less 1 to 1. However, there is of course the possibility that LG will sell the device in Europe with a higher RRP or that the price in this leak is just a placeholder.
If the price is right, however, I seriously ask myself whether LG actually relies on the latest hardware. It wouldn’t be the first time LG has used a previous year’s SoC in its new flagship smartphone. I’m mainly thinking of the LG G6, which basically wouldn’t have been such a bad smartphone if LG hadn’t deleted an old SoC and some features for the EU model.