LG G8 ThinkQ Set to Arrive in the US Next Month
As a change of pace from all the foldable phone buzz lately, LG Electronics announced that its LG G8 ThinQ smartphone will be available in the U.S. beginning on April 11. The company’s latest flagship smartphone can be purchased at all major wireless providers and national retailers including AT&T, Best Buy, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile.
The latest device from LG features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, a 6.1 inch, 3120 x 1440 pixel OLED display, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Probably the most unique aspect of the smartphone though is its Time of Flight (ToF) technology through the front-facing Z camera. Users can perform Air Motion gestures like waving a hand or pinching the air above the screen to do things like end calls, switch between apps, adjust the volume or take screenshots. The powerful Z camera also doubles as a form of authentication by scanning the veins in your hand.
"LG G8 ThinQ has features never before seen on a phone and was meticulously designed to give consumers the latest technology from LG," said William Cho, president and CEO of LG North America. "With multiple forms of biometric security – including newly introduced Hand ID and 3D Face Unlock – Air Motion touchless controls, a front-facing ToF sensor and Crystal Sound OLED, LG G8 ThinQ is LG's most innovative smartphone yet."
While the unlocked retail price for the G8 ThinQ is set at $819.99, you might pay more or less depending on your carrier. Verizon and Sprint have the smartphone listed at $840, AT&T has it at $829.99, and T-Mobile comes in well under the others at $619.99.