LG G8 ThinQ Arrives in the U.S. on April 11

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile with 3 Comments

LG announced today that it will release its latest smartphone flagship, the G8 ThinQ, on April 11 in the United States.

“LG G8 ThinQ has features never before seen on a phone and was meticulously designed to give consumers the latest technology from LG,” LG North America president and CEO William Cho said. “With multiple forms of biometric security – including newly introduced Hand ID and 3D Face Unlock – Air Motion touchless controls, a front-facing ToF sensor and Crystal Sound OLED, LG G8 ThinQ is LG’s most innovative smartphone yet.”

LG announced the G8 ThinQ at MWC Barcelona last month. With a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of expandable internal storage, and a 6.1-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision display with a resolution of 3120 x 1440 (564ppi), it’s a real flagship.

The camera system has potential: There are dual lens on the back—a 16 MP wide-angle and a 12 MP standard lens—and an 8 MP camera on the front with a time-of-flight (ToF) lens for portrait mode shots. It comes in multiple colors, too, including Carmine Red / New Aurora Black / New Platinum Gray.

The big question here is the LG’s Air Motion touchless controls, which seem similar to a scheme Samsung touted a few years back and then largely abandoned. Using gestures, you can answer and decline calls, snooze and stop alarms, take a selfie, and perform other operations. It can even be used to unlock your phone.

Pricing starts at $820, but LG is offering introductory promotions that could lower the price to as little as $670. You can learn more on the LG website.

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