Crystal Sound OLED. Time of Flight camera. And of course, Quad DAC. If you couldn’t already guess, I’m referring to the G8 ThinQ from LG, which was made official this weekend at MWC in Barcelona. Ahead of its unveiling, LG invited us to go hands-on with the device. The following is the result of that time spent with the phone.
If you were to quickly glance at the G8 ThinQ, you may mistake it for 2018’s G7 ThinQ. However, there are a few differences that one must take note of. As I alluded to earlier, that includes a Crystal Sound OLED display, as well as a “Z Camera,” aka ToF (Time of Flight) camera.
Basically, the Crystal Sound OLED eliminates the need for a front-facing speaker, as the display itself acts a speaker. Yes, it gets incredibly loud, which is awesome. The other big new highlight, the Z Camera on the front, brings a whole new Air Motion gesture suite that essentially allows users to never have to touch the phone. You can unlock the phone with your palm (technically the veins in your palm), open apps, control apps, and plenty more all with gestures.
We’ll have plenty more G8 ThinQ coverage once we get the device in-house, so until then, check out our nifty little hands-on video.