LG has unveiled not one but two smartphones at MWC 2019: its new flagship LG G8 alongside the business’s first 5G phone, the LG V50 ThinQ.
The LG G8 has some intriguing features, including advanced hand-scanning tech for aerial gesture controls as well as authentication. But its unveiling is a bit overshadowed by the V50’s 5G capability because of the industry’s excitement with the high-speed communication system.
Regardless, LG has followed almost every other phone makers in announcing a flagship handset by new bits to charm casual consumers, whilst introducing a phone poised to harness 5G for customers needing to buy cutting-edge tech.
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LG G8: gestures towards the max
The LG G8 looks to become suitable flagship using a couple novel advances. The phone uses a depth sensor (which LG is calling Z Camera) combined with time of flight tech to intricately track hand movement in front of the camera.
This system, when it is useful in the final software, can scan through skin to identify users from the model of their veins, an original biometric identifier LG calls Hand ID.
The logic? Facial identification may be fooled by 2D images, but vein identification is way harder (it requires a pulse, first). This system also tracks hand movements, allowing users to utilize midair gestures for several controls.
The phone also lacks a front speaker, opting instead to channel sound through the front display, which LG is calling Crystal Sound OLED. It packs a 6.1-inch QHD+ display plus a flat (no camera bump) rear cover.
LG V50 ThinQ: the initial 5G
The LG V50, on one other hand, packs several cutting-edge components to link up to 5G (whenever network infrastructure is built out enough to deliver 5G, anyway). The phone packs the brand-new Snapdraon 855 chip with a Snapdragon X50 5G modem along using a Qualcomm connectivity chip to enable the device in order to connect to WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.
The V50 is highly-specced in each and every other department, packing a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED display, a 4,000mAh battery and in many cases a vapor chamber to keep the device cool while doing demanding activity, like movies online or getting referrals.
The LG V50 is going to be provided by Sprint exclusively in the coming months, per the state run pr release. Other companies will eventually get the device; Verizon has recently announced it will carry the product this summer” inside US, this means by September.