LG G8 press renders leaked ahead of MWC 2019 launch

first_img Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 11:39 IST Image Courtesy: XDA DevelopersHIGHLIGHTSLG will host a special event in Barcelona on February 24.LG is expected to launch the LG G8 ahead of the MWC 2019.LG has confirmed that it would unveil its first 5G enabled phone at the event.LG is hosting a special event ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona where it is expected to showcase its G-series flagship device, the LG G8. Ahead of its February 24 launch, the alleged press renders of the LG G8 have leaked online giving us a peek into what the phone could look like.The leaked press renders, which come as a courtesy of XDA Developers, show that the LG G7 ThinQ successor, which we reviewed last year, will sport a notch on top along with a dual camera setup at the back. The leaked images also reveal that the phone would come with a fingerprint sensor that is placed on the top quadrant of the phone just below the dual camera setup.The images also reveal that the notch, in the front, houses the front camera along with a bunch of sensors but falls short of an earpiece, which could indicate that the phone could indeed sport the sound-on-display technology, as has been pointed out by several leaks in the past. Apart from this, the phone, just like its predecessor, is likely to come with a set of four buttons on the sides- two volume control keys and a key to invoke Google Assistant on the left side, and a button to turn the phone off on the right.Notably, the leaked press renders are quite similar to the CAD renders shared by OnLeaks earlier this month, sporting a notch in the front and a dual-rear camera setup with a fingerprint scanner on the back. However, LG’s global PR head, Ken Hong, at the time had dismissed the images saying that the images were “not real”. So for now, there is no confirmation on how the LG G8 would look like.advertisementFurthermore, the leaked renders also don’t reveal much about the phone’s technical specifications. While the previous rumours have hinted that the phone would run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, the new set of reports doing rounds on the internet suggest that the LG G8 might have Snapdragon 855 in its core. Besides this, the phone is also tipped to sport a second attachable screen along with Android 9.0 Pie.Meanwhile, LG has confirmed that it would unveil its first ever 5G smartphone at its February 24 event. The phone, as the company said, would run on Snapdragon 855 and it would come with a gigantic 4,000mAh batteryAt this point it remains to be seen if the LG G8 would support 5G connectivity of if the company would launch a different device with the feature.ALSO READ: | LG G8 rumour roundup: Attachable screen, sound on display and everything else we know so farALSO READ: | LG to unveil its first 5G smartphone with Snapdragon 855 at MWC 2019ALSO READ: | LG’s MWC 2019 teaser hints at a phone with touchless gesturesGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow LG smartphoneFollow LG G8 LG G8 press renders leaked ahead of MWC 2019 launchThe LG G8 is tipped to run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and come with sound-on-display technology.advertisementlast_img read more

Petronas group applies for LNG export licence for its proposed BC project

VICTORIA – Plans by Malaysian national oil company Petronas to export liquefied natural gas from northern British Columbia to Asia moved forward Friday with the company submitting an export application with Canada’s National Energy Board.Pacific NorthWest LNG, backed by a 90-per-cent interest by Petronas, said in a statement the company wants to export up to 19.68 million tonnes of LNG per year for 25 years from a proposed export facility at Port Edward, B.C., near Prince Rupert.Pacific NorthWest president Greg Kist said in the statement the proposed facility represents an investment of $9 billion to $11 billion and will create up to 3,500 direct jobs during construction and create between 200 and 300 full-time jobs.He said the company will not make its final investment decision until next year, but if it goes ahead Pacific NorthWest plans to start exporting LNG by 2019.“While we continue our work to reach a final investment decision in late 2014, we believe that our project has all of the key components of a successful, world-class LNG development,” said Kist in a statement.The NEB has already issued three LNG export permits for other B.C. proposals and is reviewing two others, not including the recent Pacific NorthWest LNG application.The three NEB export permits include a 20-year export licence approved in February 2012 for the Kitimat-area Douglas Channel Energy project. A 20-year licence was granted in October 2011 to Kitimat LNG, and LNG Canada received an export licence in February 2013.Some of the companies involved in the three proposals with approved export permits include Shell, Chevron and Apache.The NEB is also reviewing LNG export-permit applications from a British Gas proposal near Prince Rupert and an Imperial Oil and Exxon/Mobil proposal.B.C. Premier Christy Clark said LNG developments have the potential to transform the province’s economy, producing revenues that could ultimately help wipe out the province’s debt, pegged at about $62 billion.She said LNG developments, which include extracting natural gas from northeastern B.C. and building pipelines to the province’s northwest coast where the gas will be frozen and loaded onto tankers bound for Asia, represents an economic opportunity worth an estimated $1 trillion and the potential to create 100,000 jobs.“By increasing the demand and reach of our natural-gas sector, we will create jobs, strengthen our economy and put British Columbia on a prosperous path to a debt-free future,” said Clark in a statement.B.C.’s desired LNG windfall is forecast to top up Clark’s proposed Prosperity Fund, which she said could raise $100 billion over 30 years.Clark’s jobs plan has forecast one pipeline and LNG terminal in operation by 2015 and three others up and running by 2020.The NEB is an independent federal regulator of Canada’s energy, and its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 5, 2013 4:00 pm MDT Petronas group applies for LNG export licence for its proposed B.C. project read more