Has LG come up with enough new features for the LG G8 ThinQ
to make Samsung sweat? LG introduced its new flagship phone today
, and as the new product video shows, the LG G8 ThinQ
has a number of cool capabilities including the ability to unlock the phone with your palm (Hand ID). The front-facing camera not only handles that task, it will also unlock the device using your face in bright light and in the dark (Face Unlock). For those who would rather not unlock the handset with their hand or face, there is a traditional rear-facing fingerprint scanner.
The LG G8 ThinQ can do all of these things thanks to the front-facing "Z" camera that uses Time of Flight (ToF) technology to digitally map shapes and compute distances. It does this by measuring the time it takes an infrared light to bounce off the subject and return to the camera. And with Air Motion
, users can grab a screenshot, open favorite apps, and control media content without touching the screen; this is done by using hand gestures.
When a selfie is snapped, the Spotlight feature allows the user to add light to the photo in any spot. While the ability to adjust the background bokeh blur on a portrait isn't anything new, the LG G8 ThinQ offers the bokeh effect on videos. And using vibration, high-quality audio comes out of the LG G8 ThinQ's OLED display
LG has yet to reveal pricing or the launch date for the LG G8 ThinQ. But that doesn't stop you from watching the official video whenever you're trying to decide which 2019 Android phone to buy.