Although Samsung has unveiled its Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 plus before the start of MWC Barcelona, it’s competitors are ready to give a tough time. As we have seen on Sunday the Huawei launched its first ever foldable phone Huawei Mate X and followed by Nokia’s first 5-lens camera premium phone Nokia 9 PureView.
In LG’s press conference, the company brought the answer to Galaxy S10 and iPhone XS as they unveiled LG G8 ThinQ at MWC Barcelona. Same like G7 ThinQ, G8 is a phone having a notch like iPhone X, but this time the notch is packed with handset features 3D cameras inside. Moreover, LG joins the list of companies who have developed their own Face ID alternatives which includes Xiaomi, Huawei and of course Apple.
The interesting thing is that LG’s Camera time of flight(ToF) camera technology can be used to control navigations through gestures. Currently, this feature is not available on any other phone. Moreover, this LG G8 ThinQ has Hand ID authentication which includes Vein ID which scans your veins too, Face Unlock is also there known as Face ID.
Like gesture control, G8 ThinQ has a display like no other phone, it’s not related to top and bottom bezels only. Interestingly, the screen works as a speaker which is called Crystal Sound OLED by the company. Samsung is also planning to use this technology in its smartphones but Galaxy S10 lineup doesn’t contain these OLEDs.
G8’s screen doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor like Galaxy 10, it’s at the backside under 2 cameras. Although LG introduced a triple lens camera in last year’s LG V40 this G8 ThinQ comes with dual lens setup.
In specs, this is powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC, USB-C connectivity and does have 3.5mm headphone jack. This LG G8 ThinQ will be available in 7 versions for various mobile markets in the world.
The company announced in event that there will also be a version with a triple camera setup of G8 ThinQ, however, didn’t say anything about the pricing of the phone