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The LG G8 ThinQ landed at MWC 2019, and while it didn’t have quite as flashy a feature-set as the top-of-the-line competition, it’s trying some interesting things.

First up is Hand ID, a new way to unlock your phone with a wave over the phone’s screen as it scans the veins in your palm. It worked only temperamentally during our brief test, but the phone’s hole-less vibrating top speaker impressed, as did its innovative video portrait mode. A slightly modified version, the LG G8S ThingQ , drops to a Full HD resolution for a cheaper price tag.

  • Hands on: LG G8S Thing Q review

    LG has also announced its LG V50 5G phone at the event, one with a 4,000mAh battery, a vapor cooling chamber, and a Snapdragon 855 chipset.

    It’s a powerful 5G phone with a twist – it can be paired with the detachable DualScreen case attachment , quite literally adding another optional screen to your device. It’s the Pimp My Ride of phones. Xzibit would be proud.

    LG also discussed the potential for an LG foldable phone at the show. With its expertise in OLED technology, it certainly has the know-how to deliver one to match its rivals. But for now, it’s saying the ‘time isn’t right.’

    There’s a little room at the budget end of the scale from LG too – if you’re after a longer 18:9 display and don’t mind losing out on a HD screen, the LG K40 might make a nice backup away from your flagship device:

    Report by Techradar

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