The LG G8 ThinQ is a high-end smartphone with an AMOLED screen and three cameras. LG also releases a slightly cheaper version, the G8s ThinQ.
LG G8 ThinQ official: flagship with sweeping movements
The LG G8 ThinQ is the first device in this LG series with an AMOLED screen and three cameras on the back. The device also has a screen that makes sound vibrations and palm recognition as a security option. The most important specifications at a glance:
- 6.1 inch OLED screen with a resolution of 3120 by 1440 pixels
- 16 + 12 + 12-megapixel camera on the back, 8 megapixel and 3D camera in front
- Snapdragon 855 chip with 6GB memory
- 128GB of storage space, with space for a micro-sd memory card
- Runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) with LG interface
- Battery capacity 3500 mAh
The LG G8 ThinQ is from this spring in the United States for sale for an unknown price. The device is then available in three colors: black, blue and red. LG also showed a V50 ThinQ at the event, but that will not come to the United States for the time being.
Vibrating OLED screen makes sound
LG has so far always used LCD screens in the G-series, and only once experimented with OLED in the LG V30. Amoled screens have more colorful images and better contrast. The screen fills almost the whole front, with just a small notch in front of the selfie camera and some sensors.
Another striking technique has been added to the screen. The image can vibrate to produce sound. With that, LG replaces the speaker that sits on top of the device. At the top are sensors for face recognition, on the back is a fingerprint scanner, but LG has another option.
Z-Camera in front, three cameras on the back
At the front is a 3D camera that measures depth, by LG called the ‘Z Camera’. The device tries to recognize the lines on your hand. Swing to the camera, and if the right hand is on the screen the G8 ThinQ is unlocked. This camera can also be used for selfies with bokeh effect and augmented reality apps.
This Z Camera is also used for ‘hands-free gestures’ only. So you can use the device without touching if you are in the car for example. By swinging, sweeping or pointing to the camera you can close apps, stop phone calls or reduce the volume. The G8 runs on Android 9.0 (Pie).
On the back, you will find three cameras. There is a primary lens of 12 megapixels with an aperture of f / 1.5. In addition, there is a wide-angle lens of 16 megapixels with a viewing angle of 107 degrees, with which you shoot broader photos. A 12-megapixel telephoto lens also allows you to zoom in without loss of quality in the image.
LG G8s ThinQ: cheaper but comparable
LG also showed a slightly cheaper version, the G8s ThinQ. It will take a little longer to come, and will only be in stores in a few months. It is LG’s answer to the iPhone XS and the Samsung Galaxy S10e. The device has almost the same specifications as the normal G8 but is a lot cheaper.
The G8s even has a slightly larger screen of 6.2 inches. The resolution is slightly lower and is full HD instead of qhd. On the back, there are still three cameras, but of 13, 12 and 12 megapixels. The wide-angle lens on the G8s also makes slightly less wide shots.
The other specifications have remained unchanged. The G8s also has a Snapdragon 855 chipset, with 6GB memory and 64 or 128GB storage space. The battery capacity is 3550 mAh. What the Dutch recommended price and release date are currently unknown.