Official LG G8 ThinQ new product video shows many of the phone's exciting features

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.

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G8 ThinQ
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(22h talk time)



1. saddler2kx

Posts: 4; Member since: May 13, 2015

I’m sorry though the LG series of devices just announced I’m going to consider an ultimate disappointment. Plus, why is upgrade to android pie via T-Mobile on LG G7 / V40 taking so damn long…

2. Busyboy

Posts: 733; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

I'm honestly more excited about the G8 than the S10. Along with the Xperia 1 being unveiled tomorrow, this is a good year for smartphone innovation.

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2624; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Pfft... "Exciting features". Unless the G8 comes at a very low price, it's just another year of Samsung completely schooling them.

6. lee480 unregistered

Why? S10 series doesn't come with any better features.

9. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

It's safe to assume that everything about the S10 is better than this phone.

4. trollz

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

"Our new LG G8 comes with Android 9.0. And you better get used to it, because this phone won't receive any official software updates from LG." - LG's CEO

5. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

That burgundy color is amazing, oh would I kill to have that on my galaxy phone!

7. Loveneesh

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

I'm confused, to which one I should bought at launch S10E or Nokia 9 or v50 or wait for OnePlus and Poco.

8. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

G8 thinq is very exciting! I see it doing well in sales.

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