LG on Sunday officially introduced the LG G8 ThinQ, which features a 6.1-inch QHD+ OLED notched display and a really sleek all-glass design—the type of device you'd expect in 2019. While the device's looks don't stray too far from what we've seen before, the G8 features a few interesting changes.
One of the G8 ThinQ's most interesting additions is palm vein authentication, which LG says is made possible by the combination of the Z Camera backed "up by ToF technology."
"LG's Hand ID identifies owners by recognizing the shape, thickness and other individual characteristics of the veins in the palms of their hands," LG said. "Simply placing a pre-registered hand in front of the front-facing camera for a split second is at all it takes to unlock the LG G8 ThinQ and all its content."
According to LG, the G8's new Z Camera sees in 3D, so it can't be fooled by 2D images since they have no depth. Additionally, LG says the G8's system won't be affected by ambient light, whether you're outdoors or at a concert.
The Z Camera also supports Air Motion gestures, so you can interact with the G8 without even touching it. For example, you can answer and end calls, take screenshots, and switch between applications.
Finally, LG has added a "video portrait" mode, which works with the dual rear-facing camera system. The new feature essentially adds a bokeh effect to videos, giving them a more cinematic feel.
Some of the G8's specs include a 6.1-inch QHD+ display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, a dual-camera system (16MP wide + 12MP standard), a 3,500mAh battery, and Android 9.0 Pie.
LG said the G8 will be available in the "coming weeks," with pricing to come soon.
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