LG’s notch could be a G-series exclusive

A picture has leaked showcasing an upcoming LG smartphone we heard about in a recent report. The device in the leak is expected to be another flagship tier from the South Korean company and could get its feet wet on AT&T later this year. The LG V35 could launch alongside an LG V40 to up the game brought on by the newly announced LG G7 ThinQ.

Nobody was expecting rumors of an LG V-series device so soon after the LG G7 ThinQ’s arrival and some thought LG would skip the iteration altogether. LG has been making lots of changes to cut costs in its mobile division to help its struggles, though these may have no effect on LG’s future smartphone release plans. The LG G7 ThinQ is yet to make its way into the hands of US residents, and an early leak of LG V35 ThinQ has emerged indicating that a new beast is on the horizon. The LG V35 ThinQ is expected to be a minor upgrade over the LG V30, featuring many of the same characteristics.

The delayed LG G7 ThinQ won’t impact any upcoming LG V-series devices. The LG V35 render shows the front of the device, and right off the bat we notice the absence of a notch. Manufacturers have debated whether or not to follow this trend with their flagship smartphone(s), and LG even debated the notch with LG G7 ThinQ before deciding it was worth giving a try. For those who don’t like the notch and complained to LG about the LG G7 ThinQ copying other smartphone designs, it seems the LG V-series will forbid it, at least for this year. Sources believe that the display notch will be reserved for the LG G-series.

In the leak we also see the absence of any ThinQ branding, which surprises us considering LG went as far to change the names of already released phones to include the brand that represents AI. We know the upcoming device will sport wireless charging, meaning it could bring a different back panel to allow for the technology to work. We also see slim bezels, though not as slim as those on other phones, and one can expect only high-end hardware and up to date software. No further details on this model have been reported just yet. If there’s something specific that you want to see inside LG V35, drop your request in the comments.

SOURCE [Evan Blass on Twitter]

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