LG video hints at special navigational gestures for LG G8 ThinQ, to be unveiled February 24th



A video disseminated today by LG reveals that the company will be holding a new product event on February 24th during MWC 2019 in Barcelona. During the festivities, the manufacturer will no doubt introduce its new LG G8 ThinQ flagship. The clip also focuses on the use of gestures; the wave of a hand from left to right over a piece of paper makes the words Goodbye Touch appear. A wave in the opposite direction brings up the words MWC 2019 LG Premiere, and a slight push up reveals the date and the location of the event.

From the video, it would appear that LG will be showing off some type of technology for the LG G8 ThinQ that will allow a user to navigate the phone without touching the glass. So far, we haven't heard any rumors about a feature like this for LG's next high-end model.

Based on previously disseminated rumors, there is the possibility that LG will offer an optional second screen for the device that would attach to the LG G8 ThinQ with the help of a special case; with the second screen attached, the phone would have a screen size of 7-inches. This would challenge the foldable Samsung Galaxy F, which could be unveiled just four days before the LG G8 ThinQ is unwrapped.

Another bit of speculation has LG beating Samsung to the punch by including "Sound on Display" with the upcoming flagship. This  feature would allow LG to hike the screen-to-body-ratio to outrageous heights since it would replace the regular speaker cutouts often found on the top or bottom bezel. With "Sound on Display," users would hear audio through vibrations and bone conduction transmitted through the screen. And lastly, an older rumor from last summer had the LG G8 ThinQ launching with a 4K resolution LCD display.

At this point, we are looking for the LG G8 ThinQ to feature a 6.1-inch LCD display (possibly with a 2160 x 4665 resolution), equipped with the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform under the hood. It appears that LG is not going to get to use Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon 855 chipset until the LG V50 ThinQ is released later this year.

The LG G8 ThinQ is shaping up to be a very interesting phone regardless whether or not some of these rumors prove true. We will find out on February 24th, so circle the date on your calendar.

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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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7 Comments

1. wacky

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

sounds a lot like Samsung's Air gesture from Galaxy S4.

2. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Yup, some of Samsung's "gimmick" features are back. Hopefully this one does great

6. Nionx

Posts: 196; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

I was thinking the exact same thing

3. Jaifaith

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 09, 2018

It would be wave gesture I love to see snap answer(read) also include When we receive MSG or call just snap it will read message and attend our call put on speaker phone

5. Nionx

Posts: 196; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Solid meh. I'm more interested in the improvements to audio, screen resolution and refresh rate. Come on 120hrz refresh and improve 32 bit DAC and boom box.!!!

7. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

That's a lot of resolution.

9. philip_1

Posts: 46; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

One more time LG will surprise us! Well done LG for "Creating" ideas NOT Coping..

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