LG has been looking to strengthen its portfolio in the premium segment for quite some time. It must be noted that most of the releases LG had until this time are in the premium segment, while it has not attempted any release in the budget segment. Yes, it is true W30 is on the way, and it will up for sale on Amazon in a couple of days. W30 is a budget segment, and we might say that LG has launched something in the budget segment after a long time. But what this means is LG has concentrated purely on the premium segment, yet it cannot be touted as one of the leaders in the premium segment. Nevertheless, LG has not stopped trying and it is back with another premium offering in the market. Yes, this time we are talking about LG G8S ThinQ.
When you look at LG G8S ThinQ, the elegant, sleek and the glossy design gives you the feel of a premium flagship phone. Yes, at the first look it gives you a feel of a trendsetter in the market. LG G8S ThinQ is sleek as we get from the name, and look a lot different as well as refreshing from the other LG premium phones in the market. Yet, the big question remains. Can it make it big? Well, it is really difficult to tell at this moment, but we will definitely tell you what this phone comes with.
First of all, you need to know that LG G8S ThinQ is the latest offering of G8 series. Initially, the phone will be available in limited markets, that is Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Unlike, some of the other flagships, LG G8S ThinQ will not be launched in China first. In fact, as per the company sources, the phone will be launched in Asia (including India & China), by the end of the next year.
As we have mentioned this is a premium offering, hence we can expect the price as premium as well. Even though LG has not confirmed, but we have confirmed from certain sources that LG G8S ThinQ will start from Rs.59,999. That is a bit on the higher side, but this phone has features, which one would definitely like to pay for. LG G8S ThinQ is a premium metal frame, with glass on both sides. This is what gives the phone a complete glossy look. To be honest, build quality has never been a problem with any of the LG phones to date. They are the ones, who are known for delivering sturdy phones. Just like Nokia used to do in the past. The LG G8S comes with a 6.2-inch display. The resolution is 2248 X 1080, which is a bit lower compared to the other phones in the same price segment. However, the display is full HD with OLED, that is definitely good. There are few phones currently, which offer OLED display. The good thing is LG G8S ThinQ is one of them. The display will have an overall aspect ratio of 18:7:9, which is quite good when compared to the screen size. The phone comes with flagship Snapdragon 855 SOC, which is used in many other premium phones today. Already Snapdragon 855 powers S10, Samsung Fold, Mi 9 and many more. This chip is known for optimized performance and power saving features. This simply means good performance and more battery for the phone. LG G8S ThinQ will be shipped with 6GB internal memory and 128 GB storage. The storage can be definitely expanded with the help of the memory card. This phone is only 7.99 mm thick, which makes it one of the sleekest as well as slimmest phones available in the market. It weighs only 181 grams.
The phone comes with Hand ID, and this is a premium feature. Hand ID can actually make use of Z camera (which is the phone’s camera) to the circulatory pattern of the blood of the user, with the help of infrared light. Hence, this feature can be used effectively for unlocking the phone. It has got Face Unlock as well. With the presence of both Hand ID and Face Unlock, LG G8S ThinQ acts a biometric device as well. There is a fingerprint sensor located at the back of the phone. The Hand ID and Face recognition are purely dependent on Z Camera’s ability. Z camera makes use of Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor technology for biometric recognition. With Z camera, LG G8S ThinQ has another innovative feature that is Air Motion. Air Motion is a touchless command interface. One can perform multiple tasks, even without touching the screen of the phone. One can just move through their hand to raise the volume or answer a call or even taking a snapshot.
LG G8S ThinQ comes with a triple camera at the rear. The triple camera setup is made up of one 12 MP camera that is paired with 13 MP 137-degree super wide-angle camera. Apart from that, there is a 12 MP telephoto lens which supports 2X optical zoom. The front camera has got an 8 MP lens. The phone will be shipped with Android Pie. It is packed with a 3,550mAh battery, that has Quick Charge 3 support. It has got a host of connectivity options, that includes Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Wi-Fi, and USB. LG G8S ThinQ is water and dust resistant. LG G8S ThinQ will be available in three different colors, which are Mirror Teal, Mirror Black, and Mirror White.
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