LG smartphones have a strange production history. Almost all of them did not have the desired success, although they looked interesting, had good equipment. The company has high hopes for the new device - LG G8 ThinQ.
Features and Design
The flagship is equipped with a 6.1-inch OLED FullVision display with a resolution of 3120 ? 1440 and a pixel density of 564ppi. The housing is protected from dust and moisture in accordance with IP68 standards.
The main thing in its hardware stuffing is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, which has a graphics assistant Adreno 640. Also, with these processors, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of built-in memory work. The capabilities of the latter can be expanded up to 2 TB using microSD cards.
The main camera is represented by two sensors with a resolution of 12 and 16 megapixels, the front one has an 8 megapixel module and a ToF sensor.
There is Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C (compatible with 3.1). To ensure security, a fingerprint scanner and the function of scanning the user's face are provided.
The battery has 3500 mAh in reserve. Everything runs on Android 9 Pie. The product is sold in red, black and gray cases.
The external data of the smartphone practically do not differ from the design of the previous model. The edges have become smoother, so the device has good ergonomics. On the back panel, the main camera unit was placed in a horizontal plane, even lower is the fingerprint scanner.
The model is notable for the absence of a speaker, which is replaced by a piezoelectric vibration motor under the panel. It helps reproduce sound through the display. This functionality is bulked up by "Crystal Sound OLED".
Display, Security & Cameras
LG G8 ThinQ has a screen with excellent brightness and contrast. It almost completely occupies the entire front panel. Gorilla Glass 6 protects it from mechanical damage. HDR10 support makes all screen colors vivid and natural.
The front-facing sensor is called the Z-camera, and has an f / 1.7 aperture lens. Depth and face recognition sensors are located nearby. The user just needs to look at the device and it will be unlocked. The manufacturer claims that the functionality works well even in low light conditions.
In addition to the fingerprint scanner, security is provided by the Hand ID function. It works in conjunction with the Z-camera. The latter remembers the hand drawing, which is identified by the infrared sensor. Hemoglobin parameters in the user's blood are also read. This system is not easy to fool.
The main camera of the device has undergone minor changes compared to the analogue of the previous model. The main 12 megapixel lens received an f / 1.5 aperture and optical image stabilization. The second 16MP lens is wide-angle. It has an aperture of f / 1.9 and an angle of view of 1070.
The developers have equipped the camera with the Night View mode, which takes 10 frames at once after its activation. The result is crisp photos with minimal noise.
It is also possible to automatically create video portraits. This functionality is characterized by highlighting the subject and blurring the background. It can be configured manually.
The LG G8 ThinQ selfie camera can add various effects during shooting. For example, you can change the location of the light source, then the images will be more interesting.
Gesture control, software and autonomy
The flagship was equipped with the Air Motion program, which allows you to control some of the smartphone's functionality using hand gestures. To activate the function, you need to turn to the Z-camera again. Then you should learn the most essential gestures needed to control.
By default, the device is installed with the Android 9 Pie operating system. It has a good interface, but there are more interesting options. Most applications cannot be uninstalled, which may not please everyone.
The battery is replenished with energy (3500 mAh) via USB-C, there is support for Quick Charge 3. Wireless charging of the gadget is possible. The battery capacity is enough for a full day of active use of the device. If you turn off part of the functionality and work with the product in moderate mode, then the battery life will increase significantly.
The cost of the LG G8 ThinQ is still unknown, but it is expected to be sold in USA for about 50,000 rubles.
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