LG launched its smartphone and nobody saw it coming! The latest flagship G8 ThinQ comes with some really innovative tech which will baffle your minds.
On the outside, not everything has changed. The design language is pretty much the same. The device still has a notch, a rear fingerprint scanner, and it even retains the 3.5 mm headphone jack!
Here are the official specs of the device –
|Specs||LG G8 ThinQ|
|Display||6.1-inch QHD+ (3120×1440) OLED, 564ppi, HDR10, Gorilla Glass 5 on the front, Gorilla Glass 6 on back|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|Dimensions & weight||151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm, 167g|
|Front Cameras (Z Camera)||8MP f/1.7, 1.22μm, 80° field-of-view, autofocus
IR Sensor (receiver)
IR VCSEL (transmitter)
|Rear Cameras||Standard: 12MP f/1.5, 1.4μm, 79° field-of-view, dual PDAF, OIS
Wide: 16MP f/1.9, 1.0μm, 107° field-of-view, FF, 4K video recording at 60FPS
|Memory||6GB LPDDR4 RAM|
|Storage||128GB storage, expandable with up to 2TB microSD|
|Charging||Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Fast Wireless Charging|
|Audio||Hi-Fi Quad DAC, DTS:X 3D Boombox + Crystal Sound OLED Stereo, MQA|
|Ports and Buttons||USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, Google Assistant button|
|Biometrics||Hand ID, 3D Face Unlock, Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner|
|Software||Android 9 Pie-based LG UX|
The phone, however, comes with a really cool feature – the Hand ID.
The LG G8 ThinQ has a special Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera on the front. This sensor gathers information from the hemoglobin in your blood and renders a unique image of your veins inside your hand. Hovering your hand over the camera, you won’t need to touch your phone at all to unlock it.
Hand ID builds into another feature called Air Motion. Because the phone’s front camera can track and read your hand movements, you can interface with the phone in a whole new, touchless way.
LG didn’t release any availability dates or pricing yet. Keep following us for more updates.