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LG patents new phone design with three or four cameras, no notch


LG has filed design patents for a new phone, which sports a quad camera and a traditional fingerprint reader on the back. The design was submitted in three version, each with more rounding on the corners (of the screen and of the phone itself).

LG’s recent V40 was its first with three cameras and this new phone may go up to four. They are arranged in a square a la Huawei. No flash is indicated in the drawings, so it is possible that just like the Mate 20 phones one of the circles is actually the flash and not a camera.


New LG design: Design A
New LG design: Design B
New LG design: Design C

New LG design: Design A • Design B • Design C

The company is keeping things old-school – not just the fingerprint on the back, but also the design of the front. There’s no notch and no clever ways (sliders, pop-ups, etc.) of hiding the selfie camera. The phone just has enough room for the camera, earpiece and other components. This design is so old-school, it even has a 3.5mm headphone jack!

Both of LG’s flagship series – G and V – now have notches, so this represents a step back towards older designs. And we really don’t mind.

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