Select LG partners in the US on Friday began taking pre-orders on the company’s new G8 ThinQ flagship smartphone and will ship the product on April 11.The new handset comes with an OLED display, is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship SoC, features a high-capacity battery. At least initially, LG’s allies will only offer the G8 ThinQ with a dual-module rear camera in the US, perhaps leaving the triple-module G8S ThinQ for later in the year.

Equipped with a 6.1-inch OLED screen featuring a 3120×1440 resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, the LG G8 ThinQ looks very similarly to its predecessor and features a glossy unibody design. The smartphone is based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM as well as 128 GB of NAND flash storage (expandable using a microSD card). As for connectivity, the smartphone supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G/LTE, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS, NFC, as well as a USB Type-C port. The device features a built-in 3500-mAh battery that can be charged wirelessly.


You can read our hands-on announcement of the phone here.

>> LG Announces The New G8 & V50 5G ThinQ <<


As reported, LG will offer carriers and retailers at least two versions of its G8 ThinQ handsets: the G8 ThinQ outfitted with a dual-module rear camera as well as the G8S ThinQ equipped with a triple-module rear camera. Initially, LG’s partners in the US will offer the former (G8) variant featuring a 12MP (f1.5/1.4μm/78˚) main module, 16 MP (f1.9/1.0μm/107˚) wide-angle module, and a LED flash. Meanwhile, all the LG G8 ThinQ smartphones also have an 8 MP camera (f1.7/1.22μm/80˚) with a time-of-flight (TOF) for selfies, Hand ID, and gesture controls.

The LG G8 & V50 ThinQ
  G8 ThinQ G8S ThinQ
SoC Snapdragon 855
GPU Adreno 640
Display 6.1" OLED
3120 x 1440 (19.5:9)
Size Height 151.9 mm
Width 71.8 mm
Depth 8.4 mm
Weight 167g
Battery Capacity 3500mAh
Wireless Charging Qi
Rear Cameras
Main 12MP 1.4µm (78° wide)
Telephoto - 12MP 1.0µm
(45° wide - 2x telephoto zoom)
Wide 16MP 1.0µm
(107° - super wide angle)
Front Camera 8MP 1.12µm (80°)
TOF sensor
Storage 128 GB 
3.5mm headphone jack
Wireless (local) 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0 LE + NFC
Cellular 4G LTE  
Splash, Water, Dust Resistance ? ?
Dual-SIM 2x nano-SIM
Launch Price $819.99 ?

The LG G8 ThinQ will be available in the U.S. from AT&T, Best Buy, B&H, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile. The phone will carry a price tag starting from $819.99, which will vary depending on carrier/retailer. There will also be launch promotions starting at up to $150 off LG G8 ThinQ for a limited time.

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  • halcyon - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    Sorry, but 3500mAh is not high capacity for 2019 high end smarthpone, it's 2017-2018 standard still

    S10+ : 4100 mAh
    P30Pro: 4200 mAh
    Black Shark 2: 4000 mAh
    View 20: 4000 mAh
    6T: 3700 mAh

    Only Sony, LG and Google are still clinging to their small(er) battery sizes.

    For LG that designs and manufactures it's own battery cells and has patents on it, this is pretty unacceptable.
  • patinio - Saturday, April 13, 2019 - link

    The direct counterpart of G8 is S10 not S10+ which is pricier and has bigger screen. S10 has smaller 3400 mAh battery. It's similar with Huawei, P30 pro is bigger, heavier and pricier phone. You need to compare G8 with regular P30 which has only slightly bigger battery (3650 mAh). Oneplus 6T is also bigger and heavier and G8 with smaller screen should have very similar battery performance.

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