LG G8 ThinQ and G8s ThinQ smartphones announced

LG has officially unveiled its latest G Series smartphones at MWC 2019 called the LG G8 ThinQ and LG G8s ThinQ. They run on Android 9.0 Pie OS and supports 3D face unlock.

Both of them come with 3D ToF camera at the front that measures the distance between subject and the camera (in Millimeters) to control the intensity of the background blur. It also offers enhanced security with Hand ID (recognizes shape, thickness, characteristics of veins in palms) and Face Unlock.

LG-G8-ThinQ-photo-2The LG G8 ThinQ and G8s ThinQ has gestures like Air Motion which allows one to easily answer / end calls, take screenshots, switch applications, adjust volumes without even touching the phone. The Boombox Speaker present in G8 ThinQ delivers stereo output with new Crystal Sound OLED (CSO) technology.

LG G8 ThinQ and LG G8s ThinQ specifications

NameLG G8 ThinQLG G8s ThinQ
Dimensions151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm
Weight167 grams
UnlockingFingerprint sensor, 3D face unlock
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
RatingsIP68 (Water/Dust resistant), MIL-STD  810GTBC
Display6.1-inch FullVision OLED display with 3120 x 1440 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, multi-touch support6.2-inch FullVision OLED display with 2248 x 1080 pixels resolution, 18.7:9 aspect ratio, multi-touch support
ProcessorOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform
GPUAdreno  640
RAM6GB LPDDR4X
Storage128GB UFS 2.1, Expandable up to 2TB using MicroSD card64GB or 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage options, expandable up to 2TB using MicroSD card
Front camera8MP with F/1.7 Aperture, 80-degree lens,  1.22μm pixel size

Z Camera (3D ToF sensor)

Rear cameraTriple camera setup with LED flash –

12MP with F/1.5 aperture, 78-degree lens, 1.4μm pixel size

16MP super wide with F/1.9 Aperture, 107-degree lens, 1.0μm pixel size

12MP telephoto with F/2.4 Aperture, 45-degree lens, 1.22μm pixel size

(some markets will get dual camera version, without telephoto lens)

Triple camera setup with LED flash

12MP with F/1.5 aperture, 78-degree lens, 1.4μm pixel size

13MP super wide

12MP telephoto with F/2.4 Aperture, 45-degree lens, 1.0μm pixel size

Battery3500 mAh with Quick Charge 3.03550 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0
Audio32-bit Advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC, DTS:X 3D surround sound, Boombox speaker (stereo output), 3.5mm Audio JackStereo Speakers, 3.5mm Audio Jack
Connectivity4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Dual Band (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth V5.0 LE, GPS, USB Type-C 2.1 (3.1 compatible), NFC

The LG G8 ThinQ comes in New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue and Carmine Red colors. It will start rolling out from March. Pricing details were not revealed.

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