The LG G8 ThinQ goes on sale April 12 in the US with big launch discounts

The LG G8 ThinQ goes on sale April 12 in the US with big launch discounts
One month after the LG G8 ThinQ was first introduced, LG has today announced that its latest flagship smartphone will hit US stores and carriers starting April 12. And, for a limited time, it’ll be offering big discounts. 

At launch, the LG G8 ThinQ will be available in Carmine Red, New Aurora Black, and New Platinum Gray and will retail at $819.99 as standard. However, as part of a limited time promotion, the South Korean brand will be offering discounts of up to $150 depending on the retailer or carrier. Speaking of which, the flagship will be available to purchase at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, U.S. Cellular, and Xfinity Mobile. Best Buy and B&H will also offer the smartphone.

The LG G8 ThinQ, for those of you that don’t know, offers a large 6.1-inch OLED display paired with a slight chin and a wide notch which is home to an 8-megapixel selfie snapper. Also present is a Time-of-Flight camera that adds 3D Face Unlock and LG’s new Hand ID security feature.

The smartphone also includes support for a variety of Air Motion touchless gestures which allow the device to be controlled without actually touching it. Additionally, new Sound-in-Display technology removes the need for an in-ear speaker by instead using vibrations combined with bone conduction to produce sound.

Aside from all of this, the LG G8 ThinQ boasts Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 855 coupled with a respectable 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, thus making the device a worthy Galaxy S10e and iPhone XR competitor. 

Consumers can also expect a 12-megapixel rear camera and a second 16-megapixel wide-angle camera, Android 9 Pie straight out of the box, and a 3,500mAh battery.

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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)

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12 Comments

1. Romantico3pe

Posts: 167; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

Too bad it has oled screen , i will have to seek another options, oled panels burn in really bad after heavy use, my last two phones, iphone x and samsung s8 burned in really bad

3. Alcyone

Posts: 196; Member since: May 10, 2018

Average consumer won't get to the burn in phase. Personally, I've never had burn in, and I'm a power user. My s7s have no issues, neither does my wife's (average use) and those are 3 years old. Launch day buys. Just dont keep static images on the screen. Rearrange icons and widgets now and then, letting up on the areas. It may help.

11. ishaqthkr

Posts: 149; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

My 3 year old S7 edge has a horrible burn and don't forget the cringy pink line., 3 years is fair enough though

8. HarysViewty

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

You got second year warranty or one year free screen replacement. I used it to renew my v30 screen, even if it has no burning issues (I use substratum dark themes)

9. bucknassty

Posts: 1296; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

wtf do you do... stare at the same picture for hours?

10. TBomb

Posts: 1133; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

You holding the phone under a magnifying glass every day at lunch in Texas or something? Seriously... what are you doing to those phones?

2. Cat97

Posts: 1726; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It's not entirely bad, it's just that they are 2-3 years behind, they just started to use the 12MP/1.4 micron camera after everybody else had it for 3-4 years.

4. rsiders

Posts: 1863; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I'm a huge LG fan and I wasn't the slightest bit moved by the G8. The V50 with it's larger battery is what the V40 should've been in the first place. And once again LG will release two to three variants of essentially the same phone. I don't like it. The last great phone they made was the V30 which I'm still using now

6. KingSam

Posts: 1346; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I just got a v35 which I choose over a G7. If the g8 prices tank or the v50 I'll get one next year.

5. seantn4

Posts: 33; Member since: Dec 11, 2018

Having been hands on with the phone. Let me tell you, that speaker quality is amazing. Once they have demos in stores go play a youtube video on them in portrait mode, then rotate the screen to see what i'm talking about.

7. Sparkxster

Posts: 1155; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I want an G8 but don't want slow updates. Put that software upgrade center to better use LG.

12. sunnyfpy

Posts: 272; Member since: May 12, 2013

Already Dead on arrival,,, forget it

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