- LG G8 Thinq smartphone was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2019
- LG will be giving 43-inch 4K TVs to buyers of this phone in Germany
Struggling with smartphone business in many of its markets, LG will be giving away one 43-inch 4K TV free with purchase of every LG G8 Thinq smartphone in Germany. A report by the Mobile Indian said that the company will be retailing this smartphone for a price of EUR 769 (Approximately Rs 60,000). Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East will be among the first markets to lay their hands on this smartphone from the house of LG.
LG’s official statement read, “LG Electronics (LG) is bringing the exceptional user experience of the G series to customers in more regions with the introduction of the LG G8SThinQ. The LG G8SThinQ is the perfect choice for consumers seeking a premium smartphone, offering many of the stand-out features and technologies applied to the flagship LG G8ThinQ with unique touches that are popular with target consumers. The latest LTE addition to the G series will be available starting this month in select markets in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East, among others.”
Triple-lens camera setup with a wide angle lens
Introduced for the first time on the LG G8ThinQ, the Z Camera, as per LG, utilizes Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor technology to bring LG G8SThinQ users a choice of convenient and secure biometric recognition options. Hand ID uses the Z Camera’s ability to scan a user’s unique circulatory pattern using infrared light making unlocking the phone accurate. The same technology comes into play in Face Unlock, The third new feature that utilizes Z Camera is Air Motion, a touch-less command interface that allow users to perform various actions without touching the screen.
LG’s official statement read, “As the first smartphone manufacturer to offer a triple-lens camera setup with a wide angle lens, LG continues this now widely emulated design with the LG G8SThinQ. The improved camera – with the widest field of view to date at 137˚ – allows users to enjoy continuous zoom capability without any lag or color distortion. The exception camera performance of the G8SThinQ was even recognized by VCX-Forum, a Germany-based ratings organization, which ranked the LG device best among the industry’s current smartphones. On the front the device sports a standard lens and the Z Camera, which supports features such as Portrait and Spotlight to help users raise their selfie game.”
The company has equipped it with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and a vivid 6.2-inch FHD+ FullVision OLED display (2248 x 1080), the LG G8SThinQ. Complete with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass, it has a polished finish. Standard out of the box are 6G RAM, 128GB storage, MIL-STD 810G compliance and IP68 water and dust resistance. The LG G8SThinQ will be available in three colors: Mirror Black, Mirror Teal and Mirror White.
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