Insightful Innovation: LG Reveals 5G V50 ThinQ and Gesture-Activated G8 ThinQ

Insightful Innovation: LG Reveals 5G V50 ThinQ and Gesture-Activated G8 ThinQ

Insightful Innovation: LG Reveals 5G V50 ThinQ and Gesture-Activated G8 ThinQ

5G connectivity was the theme of LG's event (and, in fact, most others), and it's unsurprising then that the LG V50 ThinQ represents the company's first foray into 5G connectivity.

The device will offer a 6.4-in QHD+ OLED FullVision display with 19:5:9 aspect ratio, AI display engine to protect against eye fatigue by automatically changing colour and brightness according to surrounding environment, and DTS:X surround sound technology. However, it is unlikely that the device comes with a 5G variant.

All in all, the announcement brings Telstra's 5G lineup to three.

To start with, the camera with the 8mp lens has been decked with the IR sensor as well as a transmitter designed for the motion-captioning purposes and 3D mapping.

"This has been made possible by the combination of the Z Camera technology and infrared sensors". Compared to the 2D facial recognition that the LG G7 had, the face unlock feature on the current phone is more secure and it can even be used in conditions where there's not too much light. Time will tell if it's as loud and full as a traditional phone speaker, but if not at least both the new LG phones keep the 3.5mm headphone jack. Well, aside from maybe getting rid of the notch in the screen or putting the fingerprint scanner inside the display.

LG showcases this year's flagship V50 ThinQ 5G that comes with upgraded specs over the V40, is 5G ready and has the option to add on a secondary OLED panel. It comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage which can be further extended upto 2TB via a MicroSD card.


The case connects to the phone over an unspecified short-range Wi-Fi connection, and a triple pogo pin connector allows it to draw power from the V50's internal battery.

In terms of camera, it sports triple rear cameras with a 12MP primary camera with f/1.5 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, a 16MP super wide camera with f/1.9 aperture, and a 12MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture. The processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC.

LG product evangelist David Montanya said it would be harder to "spoof" than the FaceID feature used in Apple's iPhone X. It packs a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.

It didn't seem that useful at first, but I could see its uses for unlocking the phone while it's resting on a table.

To this you add two front cameras: an 8-megapixel lens with a f/1.9 aperture and a wide-angle 5-megapixel lens with a f/2.2 aperture, best for capturing group selfies. LG is known for innovative experimentations.

The light sensor does something really awesome, it scans the veins in your hand though we can recognize your face as well for unlocking the device through the biometric process.

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