[Newsmaker] Will second screen help LG's struggling smartphone biz?

LG G8 ThinQ hands-on Palm-reading Android adopts smarter sensors

[Newsmaker] Will second screen help LG's struggling smartphone biz?

The smartphone is equipped with a 6.1-inch FullVision OLED display with a resolution of 1,440 x 3,120 pixels and 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

Speaking of audio, LG has also included a Boombox Speaker feature with the G8 ThinQ that's capable of stereo output.

LG's other G8 feature is called the "Z Camera". It comes with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 4,000mAh battery and a triple rear camera (with 12/12/16-megapixel sensors) and a dual, 8/5-megapixel selfie camera. Apart from 5G, the handset offers 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB Type-C for connectivity.

The V50 ThinQ sports a military grade MIL-STD-810G and IP68 certified chassis. Color options include Carmine Red, New Aurora Black, and New Platinum Gray.

It's Mobile World Congress, which means it's time for LG to unveil its latest flagship phone: the G8 ThinQ. T-Mo hasn't said if it'll carry the LG V50 ThinQ that was announced today alongside the G8, but I've asked T-Mobile about the device and will update you when I hear back.

Moving on from hand stuff, the rest of the LG G8's interest lies in its camera and audio tech. Then again, LG did cut out a few features from the V50 ThinQ perhaps to bring the price down to a more acceptable level. Flawless aesthetics are not limited to the front of the device as its zero-protrusion rear camera creates a satisfyingly smooth surface. The accessory adds a second 6.2-inch OLED display to the V50 ThinQ, allowing for foldable phone functionality and letting you use two apps at a time. One of these is Hand ID, which identifies you by recognizing the shape, thickness, and other individual characteristics of the veins in the palm of your hand.

Pinch your fingers together to take a screenshot, twist your hand around to raise or lower volume, or just swipe to the side to decline an unwanted phone call like the Jedi you were born to be.

LG is actually doing this, though. But considering how carriers are desperately racing towards that 5G utopia, you'd think they'd grab every opportunity they can to make a 5G-related splash.

For the G8 ThinQ, LG is implementing a Crystal Sound OLED panel, which turns the display into a speaker diaphragm, eliminating the need for a front-facing speaker.

The display has an impressive pixel per inch measurement of 538, making it one of the most lovely screens around. As far as the cameras are concerned, the LG V50 ThinQ 5G packs a 12-megapixel (f/1.5, 1.4-micron) primary camera and a 16-megapixel (f/1.9, 1-micron) secondary camera on the rear.

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