LG G8 ThinQ Launched at MWC with Gimmicky Features and 2018 Design

The LG G8 Thinq, The company’s new flagship device is finally launched before the official start of MWC19. The device brings all that useful features from LG G7 ThinQ and adds some new gimmicky features that most of us are not going to use on regular basis.

LG G8 ThinQ Has Beautiful Display With Crystal Sound OLED

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LG G8 ThinQ measures 6.1-inch OLED display with QHD resolution and HDR 10 support. The display design is inspired by 2018’s device as it has notch at the top and significant bezels. LG is using the crystal sound OLED which minimizes the use of an earpiece outside and the upper half of the display will work as the earpiece while calling. The earpiece speaker is located behind the screen and it vibrates the screen as the sound comes in.

The device has rear-mounted fingerprint sensor but if you think that’s not enough in 2019 then there is a feature called HandID which scans your hand. The phone captures the owner’s hand and unlocks the phone. It also features the 3D face unlock which is way more secure than the normal camera-based face unlock – said LG.

Dual Cameras and No Camera Bump

LG did a great job packing the camera inside the phone which is why there is no camera bump. It has 12MP primary camera paired with a 16MP wide-angle camera sensor. These rear cameras can shoot the real time portrait in videos. It also lets users to set the depth effect in real time.

For the Selfies and Video calling, It has 8MP (f/1.7) front camera paired with a ToF sensor. ToF sensor helps to add bokeh to the selfies and adjust the blur in the background.

Gimmicky Features

LG G8 ThinQ adds some new features called Air Motion. It recognizes the movement of your hand and performs the task as you command using your hand. This feature allows you to control your phone without touching it. This feature seems cool but its more gimmicky as because it’s not perfect. It doesn’t work every time but I guess it will be better with time. As of now, I don’t think you will use this feature on daily basis.

Top Notch Performance

LG G8 ThinQ packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and comes with 6GB RAM coupled with 128GB of internal storage. Furthermore, you can expand the storage up to 2TB via micro SD card.

The device packs 3500mAh battery which will be good enough for a day as it comes with optimized Android Pie. It still has a headphone jack and 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC which definitely improves the sound quality.

Flagship Pricing

As LG said, The device will be priced similar to the last year device LG G7 ThinQ. That device was priced at $750 so we can expect it to be priced around $750 – $800 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.