LG's flagship is a serious iPhone X lookalike

The cost of replacing the battery on an old iPhone will cost up to Rs 2,600 for Indian users which is comparatively much cheaper than going for a brand new unit

Apple may ditch notched screen for iPhone next year

"LG Electronics" next flagship LG G7 "Neo" is also expected to come with an iPhone X like "notch" on the device. But the "notch" that houses the most important sensors like front camera and 3D sensors for Face ID does not compliment the overall design.

Several upcoming smartphones like Huawei P20 and OnePlus 6 are also embracing the iPhone notch. Reports suggest that the Cupertino tech conglomerate is gearing up to drop the notch on its iPhones which are slated for 2019.

ETNews reports that the company is working on a new design where the screen will "completely fill the front of new iPhones", which we hope is a deliberate move by Apple to troll the growing number of Android OEMs ripping off the "notch" design purely for cosmetic reasons. However, ET News claims that Apple will retain its Face ID tech, and speculates that the firm could do this by embedding the aforementioned sensors directly into the OLED display.

LG appears interested in borrowing heavily from the iPhone X, Apple's latest iPhone that's arguably the most popular phone around today.

Additionally, the report doesn't provide any details on the size, resolution or shape of what the iPhone's display will be in 2019. Or by, er, drilling holes into it.

Some users called the notch "bad design" or, as one reviewer called it, 'a visually disgusting element'. However, many Chinese smartphone makers have adopted the design to use it as a selling point. The bottom bezel does still look like a bit of a chin, but the top bezel has been shaved down to go right up to the edge.

The future iPhone 9 is thought by Apple as an iPhone model to generate sales separately from the iPhone XS and iPhone X Plus, which will also be released this year.

The patent doesn't indicate if or when Samsung may introduce a notch-less smartphone.

Last month, Apple informed developers that all apps submitted to the App Store will have to support the iPhone X's contentious notch design.

Supply chain sources told the Korean site ETNews that Apple was exploring different ways to implement the TrueDepth camera system and other sensors with a truly full-screen smartphone.

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