As expected, South Korean LG came to Barcelona to introduce us to their latest high-end. Indeed, the LG G8 ThinQ has just been officially announced to the world, but it is a smartphone that leaves something to be desired.
South Korea has long walked the streets of bitterness with regard to its department mobile it concerns. So the hopes on this LG G8 ThinQ are quite good. But is this top of the range capable of catapulting the brand back to success?
At first glance it is a little difficult to believe that this smartphone will have this feature. First of all because the design of the LG G8 ThinQ is anything but inspiring. It is very similar to its predecessor and it makes it seem outdated.
LG G8 ThinQ has everything we want in a top notch design
However, be fooled by those who think this smartphone does not come with high end specs. This is readily discredited when we notice the presence of Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 inside.
Moreover, this LG G8 ThinQ comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. This can be expanded via a microSD card to a total of 2TB.
Next we have a 6.1 inch OLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. This screen has a technology known as Crystal Sound OLED. Briefly, it causes the entire screen to vibrate to reproduce sounds. A move that allowed the South Korean to remove the physical handset from this equipment.
Your hand will have more powers on this smartphone.
New to this flagship smartphone is its Z camera. In fact, the LG G8 ThinQ's front camera now has a sensor. time of flight able to map objects in greater detail.
Also the biometric security of the LG G8 ThinQ gets big news. From now on you can use your hand to unlock your smartphone. That's right, this equipment will be able to make use of your veins for biometric authentication. But rest, facial recognition continues to be present.
In addition, you now have what South Korea calls Air Motion. In short, this will allow you to interact with the G8 with just your hand when pointed at its front camera. Thus tasks such as answering / rejecting calls, switching applications, taking a screenshot or more can be done without touching the smartphone.
A photographic module behind the competition
When it comes to its photographic department, the LG G8 ThinQ is once again disappointing. On the day we saw the first camera with five lenses, this smartphone comes to us with only two.
Indeed, here is a pair of 12MP and 16MP lenses on the back of the LG G8 ThinQ. The main lens arrives with a focal aperture of f / 1.5, which will be very advantageous for low light conditions.
Next we have a 16MP wide angle secondary lens. This, in turn, arrives with a focal aperture of f / 1.9. Already on the front of the LG G8 is an 8MP lens with a focal aperture of f / 1.7.
Still, this high-end comes with a very interesting news for their cameras. Thanks to Dual FOV technology, this LG G8 ThinQ is able to apply the effect bokeh in videos. Yes, what has become almost a standard for photography now arrives in real time for videos.
Also the fingerprint reader of this smartphone does not follow the latest industry standards. It remains allocated at the back of the smartphone, completely ignoring the tendency to embed it in the device screen.
Finally, mention also the presence of a 3500mAh battery. This battery will feature 18W fast charging and wireless charging. Already in terms of software, we have the Android Pie 9 masked by the usual interface of LG.
Finally, South Korea has not let us know when or how much its LG G8 ThinQ will hit the market. Hopefully it won't be long on the world shelves or it will eventually be forgotten.
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