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February 14, 2019

LG G8 ThinQ Review

The official release date for the LG G8 ThinQ will be announced before the February ends at MWC 2019, but we're already hearing about the new features and price of the smartphone in advance. The new leaks of LG G8 ThinQ in Australia suggest that with a second screen attachment, LG is making a flagship handset. How the two screens attach, and if it's a feature really intended for the LG G8 ThinQ, it's still a mystery needs to be solved.

This is supposed to be LG's adoption of the soon-to-be-trendy foldable idea of the phone that will start in 2019. However, it should be cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy X (Foldable Smartphone) that uses a single display that bends down the middle.

What We Have Heard?

According to the latest leaks from South Korea, the LG G8 ThinQ is not intended for a foldable phone future, but it can have a unique second screen attachment. However, at MWC 2019, that's rumored to come to at least one LG phone. This is said to be an effort to compete with the Samsung Galaxy X without expanding the phone's cost to smartphone consumers exhausted of the price hike.

Rumored Features

Rumors which are to be believed are few and far between for LG G8 ThinQ Specifications and features. However, there are quite a few rumblings which are slowly gathering speed.

In its premiere teaser MWC 2019, LG itself has given a significant impression. In the animated video, one hand wipes off a piece of paper with a fast gesture in the middle of the air with the word "goodbye touch."

The teaser seems to suggest that LG includes some sort of Touchless controls on gestures. That wouldn't be the first time that the hand gesture has been seen on a phone, but for a while now any OEM looked like a major form of navigational input beyond a touchscreen.

As far as core hardware is concerned, there are questions as to which SoC supplies LG's latest G-series phone. Well, it's almost certainly Qualcomm silicon, it remains to be seen if G8 ThinQ will comprise the Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 855 or Snapdragon 845 Chipset – already used in last year’s G7 ThinQ.

South Korean reports indicate that LG managed to negotiate with Qualcomm around Samsung's usual exclusivity agreements and will use Snapdragon 855 too. That being said, if that's the case, the phone won't be released before Samsung’s flagship(s).

LG has opted for older processors of its G-series, the LG G6 housed the 821 instead of the 835 Snapdragon but it sounds like the G8 ThinQ can handle big boys in crude processing power.

The G8 ThinQ is not compatible with 5th - generation mobile networks, even if it packages 5G - ready Snapdragon 855. Instead, that honor goes to LG’s G5 smartphone which is rumored to be named LG V50 – which it plans to release in partnership with Sprint in Q1 2019 in the United States.


Although the contested renderers noted in the last section start to differ, the LG G8 ThinQ is reported to be equipped with a rear camera of three lenses. If so, LG hopes that the LG V40 ThinQ's faultless three - photo camera has improved.

Things are quite clear in terms of dual-lens selfie camera. LG hasn’t been afraid to report that along with the main camera sensor in the front, the G8 ThinQ will have a secondary front-facing flow time (ToF) sensor. The ToF sensor should also allow advanced experiments and other 3D maps with enhanced augmented reality, much like the recent rear-facing of the Honor View 20's ToF sensor.


The audio was a growing area of LG flagships, and the legacy for the LG G8 ThinQ sounds like that, with the 32-bit DAC, while the G7 ThinQ has its extra bass Boombox speaker.

For the G8 ThinQ, LG would have displayed a feature called Sound. Judging by the name, the G8 ThinQ is going to produce audio by vibrating the display instead of conventional speakers — LG is already doing something with some of its televisions.


When it comes to the display, will LG bring OLED into the G series in 2019? Traditionally, the brand reserves its V-series for OLED panels. This could again be the case if we believe early rumors.

The rest of the specs and LG G8 ThinQ Features are all unknown. Will LG join the race of massive RAM? Will the headphone jack be preserved? How large is the battery going to be?

Release Date

LG has now confirmed a press conference on 24 February at MWC. Therefore, it's likely that LG G8 ThinQ Release Date will be February 24th. The invitation indicates the "Goodbye Touch" message, which we assume refers to the new air gesture navigation for the upcoming smartphone - the Touchless UI.

The LG G7 ThinQ didn't release until May 2018, so it's earlier than we expected. This dual-display phone may, of course, not actually be the G8 ThinQ, which was also rumored to have a standard full-display design.

ETNews suggests that LG will announce a 5G-enabled smartphone at MWC in February, and it's not going to be the LG G8 ThinQ, the company is still talking about branding. The G8 ThinQ is believed to be a 4G LTE-only handset, which ETNews says will land on shores somewhere in March 2019.


Each year smartphone prices rise and with the G series, LG followed this trend. The LG G6 starts at $650 and the LG G7 ThinQ hits up to $750. Will there be a hike in LG G8 ThinQ Price? According to a recent retailer leak, it's expected to go for as high $1199.99 which comes out at around $903.

It's anticipated that Samsung's cheapest smartphone "S10" will be sold out at around $850. Therefore, it's certainly not out of the question that LG would aim for a similar ballpark price. The V40 ThinQ hit the market at $900, so if you want a recent LG flagship, it would still be a technically cheaper option.

These are all the rumors, leaks and suggestions we have heard about LG G8 ThinQ, so far. Are you waiting to get your hands on LG’s latest and coolest flagship smartphone? Is there any feature you are expecting that device to be loaded with? Let us know down in the comments.


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