The LG G8 ThinQ Has a Special Way to Unlock – Using Your Veins!

LG launched its smartphone and nobody saw it coming! The latest flagship G8 ThinQ comes with some really innovative tech which will baffle your minds.

On the outside, not everything has changed. The design language is pretty much the same. The device still has a notch, a rear fingerprint scanner, and it even retains the 3.5 mm headphone jack!

Here are the official specs of the device –

Specs LG G8 ThinQ
Display 6.1-inch QHD+ (3120×1440) OLED, 564ppi, HDR10, Gorilla Glass 5 on the front, Gorilla Glass 6 on back
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Dimensions & weight 151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm, 167g
Front Cameras (Z Camera) 8MP f/1.7, 1.22μm, 80° field-of-view, autofocus
IR Sensor (receiver)
IR VCSEL (transmitter)
Rear Cameras Standard: 12MP f/1.5, 1.4μm, 79° field-of-view, dual PDAF, OIS
Wide: 16MP f/1.9, 1.0μm, 107° field-of-view, FF, 4K video recording at 60FPS
Storage 128GB storage, expandable with up to 2TB microSD
Battery 3,500mAh
Charging Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Fast Wireless Charging
Audio Hi-Fi Quad DAC, DTS:X 3D Boombox + Crystal Sound OLED Stereo, MQA
Ports and Buttons USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, Google Assistant button
Biometrics Hand ID, 3D Face Unlock, Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Software Android 9 Pie-based LG UX


Hand ID

The phone, however, comes with a really cool feature the Hand ID.

The LG G8 ThinQ has a special Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera on the front.  This sensor gathers information from the hemoglobin in your blood and renders a unique image of your veins inside your hand. Hovering your hand over the camera, you won’t need to touch your phone at all to unlock it.

Hand ID builds into another feature called Air Motion. Because the phone’s front camera can track and read your hand movements, you can interface with the phone in a whole new, touchless way.

LG didn’t release any availability dates or pricing yet. Keep following us for more updates.

Karthik Mudaliar
Karthik Mudaliar
Karthik Mudaliar is a Computer Science student, who loves to write about science and technology. In his free time, you will find him reading finance books or scrolling Twitter. Feel free to contact him on any of the social media below or email him at [email protected]

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