The LG’s upcoming greatest and coolest smartphone LG G8 ThinQ in Australia is expected to be backed by Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 855 Chipset when it arrives on shelves somewhere in 2nd quarter 2019. According to Qualcomm, it’ll announce a new processor which will be among the first to support 5G – so, will LG G8 ThinQ will be among the first flagship smartphone to support the latest cellular Technology?
It’s better to hope that but it’s also possible that LG will decide to stick with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset. Obviously, that’s what LG did with its LG G6 back in 2016 – sticking with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 rather than of powering the handset with Snapdragon 835. Let’s hope not as it’s going to be a serious disappointment as Qualcomm has said that 855 will arrive with much-improved performance as well as AI-Driven camera features. In our LG G8 ThinQ Review in Australia, we have rounded up everything we know so far and it’ll be updated as soon as new details drop. So, let’s keep going!
LG G8 ThinQ Release Date
It is official – LG has now confirmed a World Mobile Congress (MWC) for 24th of February. Therefore, it’s most likely that LG G8 ThinQ will be presented there.
The invitation is indicating a message “Goodbye Touch” which a sign of new air gestures navigation which is tipped for upcoming smartphones, the Touchless UI.
The official LG G8 ThinQ Release Date in Australia isn’t announced, as of now. But it’s expected to be landed sooner, somewhere in the 2nd quarter of 2019. According to a report from ETNews, LG has all set to release its 5G smartphone at MWC 2019 in February but it’s not going to LG G8 ThinQ.
The LG G8 ThinQ Launch Date in India and other regions is expected to be late in March 2019 and will arrive in Europe a month later.
LG G8 ThinQ Price
Price-wise, numerous rumors are coming from a report out of South Korea that is suggesting that LG G8 ThinQ Price will be equal with current premium-tier flagship smartphone price. It’s likely to cost approx. $749.
Taking help from Google’s Quick Currency Conversion, LG G8 ThinQ Price in Australia and the UK comes to around AU$1099 and £619 respectively.
What Do We Want to See?
As it’s not official yet and things are pretty blurred in terms of its onboard components and overall design – therefore, here is a list some features we are expecting G8 ThinQ to be backed by with.
- Sensational Innovations
More than anything, we are expecting LG GG ThinQ will be loaded with a bunch of innovative features we haven’t seen, so far. LG in the past has done that with the likes of its rear keys on already released devices and the modules it released for G5 – but LG G7 ThinQ is fairly safe and regular in comparison. LG G8 ThinQ has to stand out from a crowd and it should need to do a lot more as compared to its predecessors.
- Stereo Speakers
The last year’s LG G7 ThinQ has an excellent speaker which produces crystal clear and loud sound. But be noted that it’s “Speaker” not Speakers”. For G8 ThinQ, we are hoping to see all fancy BoomBox Tech return in a pair of speakers instead of one. So, it can offer Stereo and loud sound.
- A Hefty Battery
Very much like G7 ThinQ, one disappointing aspect is that G8 ThinQ is coming with a small amount of battery – 3500mAh if rumors are to be believed. That is already in line with many other devices – therefore, we’d love to see what LG could do with a massive one of say around 4000mAh.
- G8 ThinQ with No Notch
Like an infection, Notches have been spread like an infection. But devices like Vivo Nex and Oppo Find X have already said goodbye to notches. So, expecting G8 ThinQ to be a notch-less smartphone wouldn’t be wrong.
LG is rumored to be building an earpiece into a screen but it’s not out of the question that it’ll have no notch and virtually no bezels.
- OLED Display Technology
A plethora of early rumors have indicated that LG G8 ThinQ will be equipped with LCD screen, on paper with LG keeping OLED for its V range. We are hoping that’s not the case as with OLED offering larger contrast among other benefits. It’s something we would love to see offered by all smartphone.
- A Lower Price
Undoubtedly, LG G7 ThinQ is a much expensive flagship smartphone and importantly it’s higher in price as compared to Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. That is a tricky position for LG to be in as it’s not really a big name like Samsung or Apple. So, LG cannot afford to price its devices higher – at least – not unless its devices offer an aggressively better experience.
Let’s hope that LG G8 will come with a lower starting price – especially in Australia and the United States. But making it the budget-friendly device will make it more widely appealing.
LG G8 ThinQ Specifications
Taking a closer look at LG G8 ThinQ Specifications in Australia ahead of its official launch, it’s equipped with 152 x 72 x 8.4 mm dimensions, a 6.1-inches screen Front/Back Glass (Gorilla Glass 5). Keep going to find out more but, for now, take all the details as a pinch of salt.
|Launch Date||Not Yet Announced|
|Dimensions||152 x 72 x 8.4 mm|
|Display||Size||6.1-inches IPS LCD|
|Resolution||1440 x 3120 Pixels (563 PPI)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Platform||OS||Android Pie 9.0|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485)|
|Memory||Card Slot||Up to 512GB (via Card)|
|Internal||256GB with 8GB and 128GB with 6GB|
|Cameras||Rear||16MP + 16MP (f/1.5 + f/1.8)|
|Front||8MP + TOF|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|USB Type-C 3.1|
|Sensors||Compass, Proximity, Barometer, Gyro, Accelerometer and Fingerprint (rear-mounted)|
|Colors||New Aurora Black, New Platinum Gray and New Moroccan Blue|
The Bottom Line
Leaving final words about LG G8 ThinQ in terms of design, performance and battery life is quite prompt. However, it won’t be wrong to say that LG G8 ThinQ has everything one would want i.e. quality cameras, massive storage, up to snuff performance and much more. The handset has a superb processing front which accounts for quality performance and onboard memory and a pair of cameras is simply brilliant – especially front-facing camera. Unfortunately, the battery section is a little disappointing but apart from that, it’s a complete smartphone in all ways.