MWC-Mobile world congress
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 G8 review
- 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.
- Hands on: LG V50 ThinQ review
- Hands on: LG Dualscreen first look
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:
- Hands on: LG K40 review
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