however aside from an extra camera and some better specs, the phone wasn’t too different from its predecessor, the LG G7 was similar in that it too played it pretty safe, however LG is back and they have some pretty cool new features .
the LG G8 ThinQ is made of a single sheet of Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and Gorilla Glass 6 on the back, the 6.1 inch OLED display supports HDR 10 and has a classic notch cut out .
regardless if you get the version with a dual or triple camera setup there’s no camera bump in the phone lights flat, there’s a 16 megapixel wide-angle camera, one 12 megapixel standard camera, and if you get the version with three snappers on the back one 12 megapixel telephoto camera, well we don’t know how it’ll stack up to the competition, we do know that it’ll feature video portrait mode .
on the back you’ll also find a fingerprint reader, but you might not want to use it, not because it won’t work but rather because LG has a brand new hand ID system, that uses your vein pattern to unlock your phone .
it doesn’t matter if your hand is hot or cold as long as it’s still attached to you, it’s easy flowing hemoglobin inside your skin and identify that it’s you .
it should be able to do so even if your hand is covered in flour or dirts, though we’ll have to test how reliable it really is in our full review .
along with hand ID you can also control the phone using air motion gestures, you can pause and play music, accept and reject calls, stop a timer, launch apps and even screen capture your phone .
I suppose eventually we’ll all feel like wizards when we’re using, it but sadly I couldn’t get it to work on the unit that I was testing .
these new tricks are possible thanks to the infrared sensors an LG’s 3d Toth camera on the front of the phone, which LG is calling the Z camera, it works by capturing infrared rays reflected off the subject, this also allows for better depth sensing for portrait mode and should help for taking much better selfies .
thankfully the LG G8 ThinQ still has a headphone jack, however as far as music goes it really try to up their game in the speaker department, the display itself is a speaker and it uses its inner chamber for residence so sound can be richer and louder .
both the LG G8 ThinQ and LG v50 have Snapdragon 855 chipsets, but the g8 won’t be able to support 5g since LG wanted a more stable platform with less heat requirements and a larger battery for this new standard .
in general the LG V50 ThinQ is LG’s safer device, it doesn’t include the LG G8 ThinQ’s crazy hand recognition and it has LG’s regular stereo setup, though it still has the boombox resonance chamber .
a Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery, it has a larger battery than LG G8 ThinQ’s 3500 million power one, and if you turn it over to the back you’ll find pretty much the same triple camera setup .
however the LG V50 ThinQ has a trick up its sleeve, there’s a separate dual screen accessory that allows the phone to have an extra screen .
the display is transmitted wirelessly using a standard that was developed especially for short-range, high bandwidth, data transfers .
it seems like it’ll be most useful for those with crazy multitasking needs, gamers who want to use a gamepad and the photographer is among you who like taking photos from really weird angles .
it’ll be interesting to see whether this new dual display and all the other features on the LG G8 ThinQ really improve the user experience or are just fun gimmicks, and if they are gimmicks are the basics of the phones enough to be competitive in the current marketplace, we’ll find out all that and more in the upcoming weeks .
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