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24 mayo, 2021

It is LG’s turn, which although it does not comply with a word that it had not given, it does with the leaks that told us that at this Mobile World Congress we would see the next generation of G series models. Specifically, the LG G8 ThinQ that it becomes official under the sky of Barcelona, ​​and that thus continues the succession of high-end phones from a manufacturer that launches them practically every six months.

The turn now is, as we said, for the new LG G8 ThinQ, a new model for its G line, endowed with ThinQ artificial intelligence that adorns the company’s models from the past LG V30 ThinQ and that in this generation offers interesting advances. Like using the phone screen as a speaker. But let’s see better in detail what this LG G8 ThinQ has to offer us.

First video impressions of the LG G8 ThinQ

LG G8 ThinQ datasheet

LG G8 ThinQ

Screen

OLED 6.1 “19.5: 9 QHD + (3120 x 1440/564 dpi)

Dimensions and weight

151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4mm, 167g.

Processor

Snapdragon 855

RAM

6 GB

Storage

128GB + microSD (up to 2TB)

Operating system

Android 9 Pie

Frontal camera

8MP f / 1.7 with Z Camera

Rear camera

Triple: 16 MP wide angle f / 1.9, 1.0μm
12 MP f / 1.5 1.4μm
12 MP f / 2.4 1.0μm telephoto

Drums

3,500 mAh
Quick Charge 3.0

Connectivity

4G
Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
USB-C
FM Radio

Others

Rear fingerprint reader
Facial recognition
Hand ID
Air motion
Stereo speakers
32 Bit Hi-Fi DAC
IP68 resistance,

Price

To be confirmed

A 6.1-inch OLED that is the speaker

LG G8 ThinQ

This is probably the most striking feature of the new LG G8 ThinQ, a phone whose 6.1-inch OLED screen becomes the speaker of the phone. The Korean manufacturer dispenses with a physical speaker and makes the phone’s DAC, one 32-bit Quad DAC, transmit vibrations to the glass to “sound” through the panel itself. All this in combination with the internal Boombox soundboard.

The screen of this LG G8 ThinQ is, as we said, OLED. An OLED of 6.1 inches with 19.5: 9 aspect ratio and whose resolution reaches QHD +. That means that we will have 3,120 x 1,440 pixels and a density of 564 pixels per inch on its panel. Let’s hope that this does not make the internal 3,500 mAh battery suffer, although we will have fast charging in it. Specifically, Quick Charge 3.0.

LG G8 ThinQ’s speaker travels to the screen

For the brain, LG opts for the new Snapdragon 855 with Adreno 640 GPU, the processor that will govern a good part of the high ranges of this year 2019. It is accompanied by 6GB in RAM and 128GB in the internal storage in what is apparently a unique model, unless LG surprises us later with a variant of more capacity. We can expand it, however, with a microSD of up to 2TB of capacity.

And since we are talking about brains and performance, what less to mention here that the phone comes with 4G, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB type C and FM radio. It will also have a fingerprint reader located on the back of the phone, although its biometrics goes a step further, since the LG G8 ThinQ has Hand ID. What does this mean? What is able to unlock the phone by recognizing our hand. The LG G8 can distinguish us by the shape, thickness or distinctive characteristics of our hand. How? Placing the hand in front of the screen. Thus, the G8 will use the front 3D TOF sensor and infrared sensors to detect us.

But let’s talk about its rear and front cameras

LG G8 ThinQ in red

For now it is not clear which models will be marketed in each territory, but LG’s own information tells us that camera configuration “may vary in different markets and operators”. That means we could get the option with two rear cameras or the option with three. It will have to be determined when it comes time to put it up for sale. Meanwhile, we will discuss its main features.

Common to all we have a pair of frontal sensors, although only one of them is photographic. Specifically, the 8 megapixel sensor with f / 1.7 lens. The second sensor is actually a TOF 3D camera. A “time of flight” sensor whose objective is to make depth measurements, either to offer frontal blur or to be able to recognize our face at our hand to perform safe unlocks on the phone. You will also be able to recognize gestures, as the uses of TOF 3D in this ThinQ have been implemented with relish. By the way, we have frontal bokeh also for videos.

Apparently, there are two G8 models according to markets: one with a double rear camera and the other with a triple

These gestures have been baptized as Air Motion, and allow us to perform aerial gestures in front of the front camera of the phone to unlock the phone, answer calls, take screenshots or even switch applications. Perhaps a useful function if we use the phone in car mode, or if we are temporarily unable to access its screen for another reason.

When we look at the rear camera we find the three cameras mentioned above, although there could be two depending on the market. For starters, we have a primary lens of 12 megapixels with aperture f / 1.5. The second camera is a super wide angle of 16 megapixels with aperture f / 1.9 and the third is a camera of 12 megapixel telephoto with aperture f / 2.4.

Thus, in the LG G8 ThinQ we will not only have normal and ordinary photographs but also further away thanks to the super wide angle, and closer thanks to the optical zoom. What’s more, selective blur and other functions added by artificial intelligence ThinQ of the phone, here at the service of the camera.

Versions and prices LG G8 ThinQ

LG G8 ThinQ

As we have been commenting, this LG G8 ThinQ initially lands with a single internal storage and RAM configuration. With 6GB and 128GB of internal storage, the phone has no official price yet, something that is likely to be communicated locally when landing in different markets. We will be attentive to both this price and which model is the one that comes to us, if the one with two or the three rear cameras.