After breaking with tradition a little over a year ago by simultaneously unveiling entirely new G-series
and V-series handsets
, LG took the wraps off a no-nonsense V60 ThinQ
flagship last week
. While we honestly have no idea if that means a G9 ThinQ
is not happening at all or simply coming at a later date, what we do know is you should still strongly consider buying the early 2019-released LG G8 ThinQ
if you (rightfully) fear the V60
might end up too rich for your blood.
Available back in the day for as much as 850 bucks, the largely overlooked and vastly underrated 6.1-inch device is on sale at the time of this writing for a whopping $450 less than that. We're talking about brand-new, unused, unopened, and undamaged items backed by a standard 1-year warranty here, mind you, not to mention you can still get free second year coverage as well if you remember to register your phone on LG's website
within 90 days of your purchase.
Curiously enough, Amazon is listing the handset's regular price at $499.99, even though Best Buy is charging 50 bucks more than that right now after a $300 discount. But whether you consider you'll be saving $450 or just $100 here, the most important thing to keep in mind is that an unlocked LG G8 ThinQ
has never been available at a heftier discount than this.
In fact, you're looking at a repeat of Amazon's Black Friday deal
here, which is pretty cool. The marked-down phone comes in an Aurora Black hue only, with unlocked support for all GSM and CDMA wireless service providers nationwide, as well as hands-free Alexa assistance.
While we still can't recommend the LG G8 for impractical gimmicks like Air Motion
gestures and Hand ID technology, the Snapdragon 855 processor, 6 gigs of memory, 128 gigs of internal storage space, 3,500mAh battery, and 16 + 12MP dual rear-facing camera setup are arguably decent enough to justify a purchase today. Oh, and the device comes with Android 10
on the software side of things too, as well as the guarantee of a relatively swift Android 11 update next year.