[Exclusive] LG G8 ThinQ with Snapdragon 855 SoC launching in India in August

“The LG G8 ThinQ is a flagship offering with a 6.1-inch OLED display, dual rear cameras, and a 3,500mAh fast charging battery

With LG W series launch underway at an event in New Delhi, the South Korean company is targeting the affordable segment with its first online-only, India-centric smartphone series. However, the brand also has the premium segment in its sights. Advait Vaidya, Business Head – Mobile Computing, LG India in a conversation with 91mobiles revealed that the LG G8 ThinQ will be heading to the Indian market in August. 

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While Vaidya said that the LG G8 ThinQ will be launched in the Indian market at some point in August, there is no concrete date for the launch event at the moment. The phone was originally unveiled at this year’s MWC in Barcelona as the brand’s one of the first  Snapdragon 855 flagship processor powered smartphones. Unfortunately, he didn’t reveal anything else about the G8 ThinQ including its price as well as availability for India. The phone is currently retailing in select markets for an equivalent of Rs 54,000.

To recall, the LG G8 ThinQ features a notch-bearing display and dual rear cameras, and MIL-STD810G certification for enhanced durability. The phone has a 6.1-inch FullVision OLED display bearing a resolution of 1,440 x 3,120 pixels and aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The Snapdragon 855 SoC on board is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. At the rear, you have a 16MP primary camera, aided by a 12MP secondary snapper. For selfies, there’s an 8MP shooter with a Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor, which the brand calls the Z camera. This sensor allows you to unlock the phone by holding your palm in front of the camera.

LG G8 ThinQ official

As for the other specifications, LG G8 ThinQ comes with the Crystal Sound OLED technology that allows utilising the screen as an audio amplifier. The phone is also equipped with DTS:X 3D Surround Sound, Hi-Fi Quad DAC, and Boombox speaker. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, dual-SIM slots, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS with GLONASS. Lastly, a 3,500mAh battery with fast-charging tech completes the list of the specifications.

LG G8 ThinQ Specifications
Performance
Octa core (2.84 GHz, Single Core + 2.42 GHz, Tri core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)
Snapdragon 855
6 GB RAM
Display
6.1 inches (15.49 cm)
1440x3120 px, 563 PPI
OLED
Camera
12 MP + 12 MP + 16 MP Triple Primary Cameras
LED Flash
8 MP Front Camera
Battery
3500 mAh
Quick Charging 3.0
USB Type-C port
LG G8 ThinQ Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 52,990
Release Date: 03-Sep-2019 (Expected)
Variant: 6 GB RAM / 64 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming Phone
LG G8 ThinQ Video
Akshay aka Techakko has been working with 91mobiles since 2012. Passionate about gadgets, he has a special interest in smartphones and games. The constant stream of news stories he writes is testament to his prowess as a human web crawler. A graduate in Computer Science, he dabbles as a game developer and competes in various gaming tournaments in his spare time. When he wants to take a break from the screen, he enjoys long rides on his Yamaha FZ-S.
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