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LG G8 ThinQ & G8s ThinQ Launched – Features New “Hand ID” And Camera Improvements

LG has finally unveiled a series of flagships at MWC 2019. With MWC 2019 underway, Huawei, Nokia and more have ticked their launches by now. With LG next on the list, it seems like LG isn’t holding back with their launches this time around. At MWC 2019 today, they’ve unveiled their new LG V50 ThinQ, G8 ThinQ as well as their LG Dual Screen. Here’s everything you need to know about the LG G8 ThinQ.

Unlike the new LG V50 ThinQ, the LG G8 ThinQ is dedicated to be your everyday flagship. In typical LG fashion, LG hasn’t made major design changes this year. Apart from the addition of the notch last year, it seems like LG is sticking to its guns this year with the usual LG G8 ThinQ this year.

Just like every 2019 flagship, the LG G8 ThinQ features the new Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6GB RAM, 128GB of internal storage, 3500mAh battery and a 6.1-inch QHD+ 3120 x 1440 display. And just like last year’s LG V40 ThinQ, LG has had added another camera this year and would be calling the new device the LG G8S ThinQ.

The LG G8 ThinQ comes with a dual camera setup at the back while the LG G8S ThinQ comes with a triple camera setup. The triple camera trio on the LG G8s ThinQ consists of a 13MP/12MP/12MP trio dedicated with wide, standard and telephoto capabilties. However, if you do plan to go with the G8, you’re looking at the dual camera setup consisting of a dual 12MP setup with the second camera specializing in telephoto shots.

However, it’s not all about specs this year. Not only has LG shaked its camera setup a but, but LG has made sure to include their new “Crystal Sound OLED”. This means that the LG G8 ThinQ emits sound from the display itself.

In addition to that, LG has added a ton of trickery to the camera itself on the LG G8 ThinQ. However, the more notable trickery comes in the form of the front camera setup and the rear camera’s video recording capabilities.

LG has put a ton of emphasis on the LG G8 ThinQ’s separation techniques where the LG G8 ThinQ is capable of distinguishing depth. The new blurring effects could now be applied to videos too. The LG G8 ThinQ is now capable of separating the background in videos even better this year. The same improvements follow up onto the selfie camera as well. However, the bokeh effect is further enhanced by the addition of a Z-Camera and IR camera up front. This means that you’re potentially looking at better portrait shots as well as support for 3D depth mapping to unlock your phone, similar to what we’ve seen from Apple’s FaceID.

In addition to the inclusion of Face ID-like biometric, LG has went as far to include their new “Hand ID” authentication method where LG claims to have made yet another breakthrough in biometrics. With the LG G8 ThinQ, you would be able to unlock the device with a simple glance of your hand. And if you’re skeptical, LG says that it uses an “advanced palm vein authentication method” and is more secure than your usual fingerprint sensor.

Furthermore, LG added what they call “Air Motion”. Air Motion, like the days of the Galaxy S3/S4, allow you to do various simple tasks via simple hand gestures. Commands include answering and declining calls, taking pictures, controlling your media and more.

As usual, LG’s throwing in a ton of their usual goodies as well. LG has carried forward its stereo speakers, 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC, NFC and IP68 water and dust resistance to the G8 ThinQ as well.

With that out of the way, the LG G8 ThinQ would come in three colors at launch, namely, Carmine Red, Aurora Black, and Moroccan Blue. Pricing hasn’t been reveal yet but we would update you folks here once we do get confirmation on either of the two missing details.

Usman Abdul Jabbar

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