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  • LG on MWC 2019: updated flagship series and 5g-smartphone with two displays


    LG presented its flagship smartphone LG G8 ThinQ at MWC 2019. Key features of the new product, in addition to the updated display — the use of three methods of biometric identification and unusual implementation of stereo sound without headphones. In addition, the company announced its first 5G-device based on the top Snapdragon processor, which received a capacious battery and advanced photo capabilities.

    LG G8 ThinQ

    Despite the resemblance to the previous model, LG G8 ThinQ underwent a number of significant modifications. 6.1-inch display with a resolution of 3120x1440 pixels, an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9 and a pixel density of 537 PPI are made by OLED technology. Touched upgrade and other fillings: the gadget is based on the latest processor Snapdragon 855 with graphics accelerator Adreno 640. The device has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.

    LG G8 ThinQ

    The back camera of the smartphone consists of three sensors. The main, at 12 MP, received a pixel size of 1.4 microns, aperture ratio f/1.5, optical stabilization, and phase autofocus. The second sensor is a 16 — megapixel wide-angle sensor with an f/1.9 aperture and a 107-degree viewing angle. The third is a telephoto lens with 12 Megapixel resolution, f/2.4 aperture, and double optical zoom.

    Photo opportunities new items include night mode, combining up to 10 shots in one image to reduce noise, and support for recording video in portrait mode, combined with the bokeh effect, which can be adjusted in real time. It is noteworthy that the camera module itself does not protrude above the surface of the rear cover, preventing damage when falling or hitting.

    LG G8 ThinQ

    Changed the module frontally, the main sensor is supplemented by the ToF sensor. The latter, in addition to measuring the depth, is designed to recognize gestures when you turn on the contactless control Air Motion. In addition, it serves as an additional biometric identifier Hand ID: the sensor using IR radiation recognizes the pattern of the veins of the owner and allows you to unlock the smartphone, showing him his palm. However, the manufacturer did not abandon the traditional fingerprint scanner, placing it on the back cover of the device.

    LG G8 ThinQ

    In addition to the traditional line-up of music chips (including a dedicated 32-bit DAC and a resonant Boombox speaker camera), the LG G8 ThinQ is equipped with Crystal Sound technology that turns the surface of the OLED display into an additional speaker.

    There is also a 3.5 mm audio Jack for fans of listening to music in wired headphones. The battery capacity is 3500 mAh with USB type-C charging, running smartphone running Android 9.0 Pie with proprietary software shell LG UX.


    The company also presented a "lightweight" version of the flagship called LG G8s ThinQ. The device based on Snapdragon 855 received a 6.2-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2248x1080 pixels, a triple camera (12 + 13 + 12 MP) and similar to the older model front with ToF-module and Hand ID function. Like the previous device line, LG G8 ThinQ has maintained compliance with the standard MIL-STD-810G and the class of protection against water and dust IP68.
    LG V50 ThinQ 5G

    Following the new G-series was announced 5G-smartphone LG V50 ThinQ 5G, which is an updated version of last year's V40 with a similar design and support for next-generation networks. The eight-core mobile processor Snapdragon 855 in combination with 6 GB of RAM is responsible for the performance of the gadget, the capacity of the built-in drive with the possibility of expanding micro SD cards is 128 GB.

    LG V50 ThinQ 5G

    Diagonal of AMOLED display with QHD + resolution (3120x1440 pixels) and aspect ratio 19.5:9 — 6.4 inches. In addition, the device can be turned into a kind of clamshell by connecting to it a dual Screen accessory — a special case with an additional 6.2-inch OLED screen (2160x1080 pixels). The weight of the smartphone will increase by 131 grams.

    LG V50 ThinQ 5G

    The device received a triple camera consisting of the main 12-Megapixel sensor, a telephoto lens with the same resolution and a super wide-angle 16-megapixel module. The selfie-camera is presented to sensors 8 and 5 megapixels.

    LG V50 ThinQ 5G

    Battery capacity with support for fast (Quick Charge 3.0) and wireless charging is 4000 mAh. Like g-series gadgets, the novelty has a 3.5 mm headphone Jack, dedicated DAC, and a glass case.


    Model LG G8 ThinQ LG G8s ThinQ LG V50 ThinQ 5G
    Display OLED display, 6.1 inch, 3120x1440, 19.5:9, 564 dpi, Gorilla glass 5 AMOLED, 6.2 inches, 2248x1080, 18.7:9, 402ppi AMOLED, 6.4", 3120x1440, 19.5:9. 537 ppi
    Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 2.84 GHz, Adreno 640 GPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 2.84 GHz, Adreno 640 GPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 2.84 GHz, Adreno 640 GPU
    RAM 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB
    ROM 128 GB, microSD 2 TB 64/128 GB, microSD up to 512 GB 128 GB, microSD 2 TB
    Main camera 12 MP (1.4 µm, f/1.5, OIS, PDAF) + 16 MP (wide angle, 1 µm, 107° viewing angle, f/1.9) + 12 MP telephoto lens (f/2.4, dual zoom, PDAF) 12 MP (1.4 µm, f/1.5, OIS, PDAF) + 13 MP
    wide-angle) +12 MP telephoto lens
    (1 µm, f/2.4, double zoom, PDAF)
    12 MP (1.4 µm, f/1.5, OIS, PDAF) +
    12 MP telephoto lens (1 µm, f/2.4, double zoom, OIS, PDAF) + 16 MP (wide angle, 1 µm, f/1.9)
    Front camera 8MP (f/1.7) + 3D TOF sensor 8MP (f/1.7) + 3D TOF sensor 8 MP (f/1.9) + 5 MP (f/2.2)
    Interfaces USB Type - C, 3.5 mm audio Jack USB Type - C, 3.5 mm audio Jack USB Type - C, 3.5 mm audio Jack
    Communication LTE, 801.11ac wifi and Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS and GLONASS LTE, 801.11 ac wifi and Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS and GLONASS 5g, LTE, 801.11 ac wifi and Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS and GLONASS
    Security: fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock, Hand ID fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock, Hand ID fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock
    Operating system Android 9.0 Pie (LG UX) Android 9.0 Pie (LG UX) Android 9.0 Pie (LG UX)
    Protection IP 68 from water and dust, compliance with military standard MIL-STD - 810G IP 68 from water and dust, compliance with military standard MIL-STD - 810G IP 68 from water and dust, compliance with military standard MIL-STD - 810G
    Battery 3500mah, quick charge QC 3.0, wireless charging 3550 mAh, quick charge QC 3.0, wireless charging 4000mAh, quick charge QC 3.0, wireless charging
    Dimensions & Weight 151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm
    167 grams
    - 159.2 x 76.1 x 8.3 mm
    183 grams

    Price, date of sale and regional availability of smartphones will be announced later.

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