In February, LG unveiled a more affordable version of its G8 ThinQ smartphone, the LG G8S ThinQ and is finally ready for release in Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
The company alleges that the G8S ThinQ was created for users who “are looking for a more personalized smartphone experience,” although in practice that seems to mean that the phone has improved the camera software to capture more elegant selfies.
It is designed to be handled with one hand, key to capturing the shots mentioned above, and the front camera offers simulated studio lighting to enhance portrait images, in more depth.
Another standout feature of the phone is the configuration of the rear camera with triple lens with wide angle lens. It has the widest camera field of view of any phone to date, at 137 degrees, and offers continuous zooming. There is also a bokeh effect and an improved stabilization that can be added to the videos.
Biometric sensors make unlocking smoother, including manual identification that scans users’ circulatory pattern with infrared light, so the phone can be unlocked more easily when it’s dark. Facial Unlock has also been improved, and the interesting Air Motion feature, which is not very practical, allows users to perform actions without touching the screen.
The G8S is very similar to the G8 but with a lower resolution screen. It has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip, 6G RAM, 128GB of storage and 3.5mm headphone jack as the G8, but its 6.2-inch OLED display has a resolution of 2248 x 1080. It is also available in three bright colors: black, teal and white.