In a odd move on LG's part, the V50 ThinQ's second screen attachment not only isn't coming to Canada, but is also skipping out on a US release as well. According to the press release from LG, the G8s appears to powered by the same Snapdragon 855, a triple camera setup, 6GB of RAM with optional 64GB or 128GB of internal storage and a 6.2-inch lower resolution display.
The G7 started at £599/$599, and we'd hope to see the G8 hit a similar area, if a little high - so look for it around £649/$649, or perhaps £699/$699.
LG hasn't committed to specific launch dates or pricing, but the G8 will be available on all carriers in the next month or so. LG calls this the "Z camera", and it's used to draw a very quick, very accurate 3D map of whatever you put in front of it. It features LG's "Z-camera", which uses a time-of-flight sensor that can detect motion, gestures, and depth. You can answer or decline incoming calls, snooze or stop an alarm, stop a timer, take a selfie, control media, or open a favorite app. This allows the phone to create a better 3D scan of your face for unlocking. Using the ToF sensor, the G8 can scan the veins in your hand to unlock the phone.
LG G8 ThinQ carries the tradition of offering consumers worldwide a palette of convenience-enhancing features with a focus on delivering advanced optics and audio capabilities. The 4000mAh battery is 20 per cent larger than the battery in the V40 ThinQ, too.
What about audio? LG has always pushed sound quality in its flagships, and it's taken that to the next level by taking the speakers out of the G8 entirely.
"From premium products to practical ones, we will continue to cater to our customers' needs by releasing phones that go beyond expectations", said Kwon Bong-seok, president of LG's home entertainment and mobile communications businesses.
The big difference with the V50 is the Snapdragon 855 processor, which brings 5G connectivity along with it. Oh, and one reassuring note: because it's the display itself that vibrates, not the glass, it should still work even if you smash your screen.
In the camera department, the LG G8 ThinQ features a 16MP primary camera with a 107-degree field of view at the rear, aided by a 12MP secondary snapper.
The LG V50 ThinQ very much looks like the V40 from a year ago albeit a glowing yellow 5G logo that lights up whenever it hooks up with the 5G network.
Video Portrait makes its debut on the LG G8 ThinQ, giving users control of bokeh while filming video in Portrait Mode with the rear camera.