LG has introduced not just its first ever 5G smartphone but also its new lineup, the G8 ThinQ at the Mobile World Congress 2019. Basically, the G8 ThinQ is a follow-up of LG’s previous year’s model, the G7 ThinQ.
The G8 ThinQ comes with a set of new features which the company hopes would help the device attract attention. To start with, the device utilizes ‘Crystal Sound OLED’ (CSO) in its display which will act like a diaphragm and help the phone produce sound using vibrations from its surface. This will allow the user to enjoy bassy sound when the phone is used in speakerphone mode and also get 2-channel audio with improved clarity.
Apart from the usual face and fingerprint unlock, the front camera of the phone, which is being called as the Z camera, also comes with a new unlock trick. The 8MP front shooter lets you unlock the handset using your hand as the password, by scanning the veins in the hand. This tech is being called as the new biometric authentication Hand ID. All you have to do is place you hand close to the front camera and the phone will scan the veins and unlock the phone. This is quite amazing as you no longer need to touch the device to unlock it.
For specifications, the G8 ThinQ features a 6.1inch display, Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage, triple rear camera setup, one selfie camera and a 3500mAh battery.