The South Korean smartphone brand “LG” is quite popular in its homeland but now LG has tried to win the hearts of the audience outside South Korean with the most appealing smartphone named LG G8s ThinQ as according to the LG new patent news . Though LG is known for manufacturing most expensive flagship devices – but LG has adopted the demand of users across Europe.
The LG G8s ThinQ is one of the dazzling smartphones of 2019 ( already launched in Taiwan ). The key highlights are related to triple 12MP + 12MP + 13MP rear cameras, 8MP + TOF front cameras, 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of onboard memory, 6.21-inches P-OLED display, and 3550mAh non-removable battery. What else does it bring along? Let’s find out below!
LG G8s ThinQ Pricing and Availability
The official LG G8s ThinQ release date in the UK isn’t known, for now, and we cannot even put our educated guess in terms of its exact release date. Some European countries i.e. Italy, Spain, and others have that beast already on their shelves with starting price 770 Euros.
As far as LG G8s ThinQ Price in the UK is concerned, it’s undecided as well – very much like its official release date. The handset, however, after conversion from Euros to GBP comes to around £692. All these details should be taken with a pinch of salt as final and accurate details will be shared once it’s arrived in stores.
LG G8s ThinQ Specifications
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|LAUNCH DATE||Announced||2019, February|
|Status||Available. Released 2019, June
UK availability isn't revealed yet
|BODY||Build||Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame|
|Dimensions||155.3 x 76.6 x 8 mm (6.11 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||181 g (6.38 oz)|
|Sim||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DESIGN & DISPLAY||Resolution||1080 x 2248 pixels (~401 ppi density)|
|Type||P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.21 inches, 97.6 cm2 (~82.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Covered (Protective)||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|PLATFORM||Operating System (OS)||Android 9.0 (Pie); LG UX 8.0|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)|
|Central Processing Unit (CPU)||Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.79 GHz Kryo 485)|
|Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)||Adreno 640|
|STORAGE||Internal Memory||64/128 GB|
|RAM||6 GB RAM|
|Memory Card||microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)|
|CAMERA||Rear ( Triple )||12 MP + 12 MP + 13 MP|
|Rear Camera Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Rear Camera Video||[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected], HDR, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec.|
|Secondary (Selfie) ( Single )||HDR|
|Secondary Camera Features||8 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1.12µm, AF|
|Secondary Camera Video||[email protected]|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wireless LAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS ( Global Positioning System )||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|SOUND||Alert type||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Mic||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 3550 mAh battery|
|Colours||Mirror Black, Mirror Teal, Mirror White, Carmine Red, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue|
LG G8s ThinQ Dual Front and Triple Rear Cameras
One of the most impressive aspects of this gorgeously designed beast, undoubtedly, is its front TOF (Time of Flight) sensor which is capable enough to detect user’s palm with ease. Moreover, the TOF sensor makes use of IR in order to unlock the handset by scanning the entire palm alongside palm’s veins. This is called Hand ID by LG. The G8s ThinQ users will also be able to trigger Air Motion gestures using a TOF sensor and once the hand is recognized, two specific applications will be pulled down. Either you move your hand on the right side or left side, you can select one of these apps easily. There are some numerous apps that will allow further controls such as pause and play. In order to avail this feature, your hand should be twisted in the same way one would adjust a dial.
Aside from a TOF sensor, LG G8s ThinQ also houses an 8MP camera on its front for selfies and video calls. Taking a look at the back of the handset, it’s equipped with a standard 12MP main camera, 13MP secondary wide-angle camera and a 12MP telephoto camera for 2x optical zoom.
The primary 12MP and 12MP telephoto cameras are equipped with the Optical Image Stabilization feature. This triple camera configuration also records 4K videos with up to 60 frames per second.
LG G8s ThinQ Display, Processor, and RAM
The major notable difference between a predecessor LG G8 ThinQ and LG G8s ThinQ is the size of the displays. A predecessor is offering a QHD+ display whereas the G8s ThinQ comes with 6.2-inches display – based on P-OLED Technology. despite its lower resolution, the display doesn’t compromise on its quality and offers support for Dolby Vision, HDR alongside 100% coverage of DCI-P3 colour gamut.
Digging down inside G8s ThinQ, it’s loaded with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset (higher than the predecessor). The Chipset is partnered with a whopping 6GB of RAM – thus, switching between apps, playing games or working on multiple apps, everything is super-smooth without any hiccup. Onto storage, LG G8s ThinQ comes in two different storage tiers to choose from – 64GB or 128GB (expandable up to 1TB via microSD card).
LG G8s ThinQ Battery and Others
The available amount of battery in LG G8s ThinQ is 3550mAh which is supported by Quick Charge 3.0 through a USB Type-C Port. Expecting a wireless charging wouldn’t be wrong but at a slower speed. Alongside a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, LG G8s ThinQ offers Stereo speakers and it even supports DTS: X surround sound. A bunch of connectivity options include Dual-band, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, aptX, GPS and Bluetooth 5.0. And for sensors, it comes with barometer, compass, proximity, gyro, accelerometer and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
We have been keeping an eye on LG G8s ThinQ since it appeared in Mobile World Congress back in February 201. We will update this article as soon as we hear more. In the meantime, you can have a look at our News section to see what’s exactly happening in the world of smartphones.