Although LG unveiled G8ThinQ during this year’s Mobile World Congress, the smartphone didn’t live up to the company’s expectations as consumers could go for more affordable alternatives. In an attempt to attract customers, LG has now announced a cheaper version of LG G8 ThinQ.
The latest addition, LG G8S ThinQ packs similar hardware specifications to the previously announced model. G8S ThinQ comes with a premium Snapdragon 855 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. Apart from this, the smartphone features a 6.2-inch FHD+ FullVision OLED display. The smartphone will be powered by a 3,550 mAh battery that should be enough to last for more than a day. Although the smartphone is marketed as a cheaper alternative to G8 ThinQ, G8S packs some serious features.
The G8S ThinQ uses the previously released Z Camera with Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor technology to provide different biometric recognition options to users. For instance, the Z camera uses a Hand ID that will use circulatory pattern of left or right hands to unlock the smartphone. Additionally, the Z camera will use the same technology for face unlock. In addition to several biometric recognition features, the smartphone comes with a number of gestures you can complete to send commands to G8S ThinQ thanks to the Air Motion feature that will use the Z Camera.
As for the cameras, the G8S ThinQ improves on the previous camera specifications as the smartphone contains three cameras in the back opposed to G8 ThinQ’s dual camera setup. This new Camera setup includes a 13MP Super Wide shooter, 12MP standard camera, and 12MP telephoto camera to give you exceptional image quality. According to LG, the ultra-wide angle lens will give you 137˚ field of view which is the current widest in the industry. G8S ThinQ’s front camera is an 8MP sensor which should be enough to meet your needs.
The LG G8S ThinQ will come with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box and expect to get the Android Q update shortly afterwards. The company has said that it’ll announce the pricing of the latest device locally as it expects to release the smartphone around the world later this month.