The LG G8SThinQ has hit South African shores to boast its exceptional user experience, making it the perfect choice for consumers on the hunt for a premium smartphone. It offers many of the stand-out features and technologies applied to the flagship LG G8ThinQ, with a few unique touches that appeal to the consumer’s ever-evolving needs from their mobile device. The latest LTE addition to the G series will be available through Vodacom from 8 July 2019.
Introduced for the first time on the LG G8ThinQ, the Z Camera utilises Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor technology to bring LG G8SThinQ users a choice of convenient and secure biometric recognition options. Hand ID uses the Z Camera’s ability to scan a user’s unique circulatory pattern using infrared light to unlock the phone in the dark just as accurately as during the day.
The same technology is used with Face Unlock, which is extremely precise and fast due to the Z Camera’s use of infrared light and 3D point clouds which accurately trace the contours and features of the users face. The third new feature that utilises the Z Camera is Air Motion, a touchless command interface that allow users to perform various actions without even touching the screen, this is the same technology used in secure banking environments – and allows you to perform a variety of tasks such as taking screen shots or music and video playback.
As the first smartphone manufacturer to offer a triple-lens camera setup with a wide angle lens, LG continues this now widely emulated design with the LG G8SThinQ. The improved camera – with the widest field of view to date at 137˚ – allows users to enjoy continuous zoom capability without any lag or colour distortion. The exceptional camera performance of the G8SThinQ was recognised by VCX-Forum, an independent German Non-profit ratings organisation, which ranked the LG device the best among the industry’s current smartphones.
The front of the device sports a standard lens and the Z Camera, which supports features such as Portrait and Spotlight to help users raise their selfie game. The addition of the Z Camera’s ability to quickly measure distances helps produce portraits with more depth and feel. Spotlight detects the user’s facial curvature and simulates studio lighting to bring a professional quality and dramatic edge to selfies. With Video Depth Control, videos shot on the LG G8SThinQ benefit from a beautiful bokeh effect that puts the subject in sharp focus against a soft, blurred background. And for users tired of shaky video footage it comes ready with Steady Cam which delivers smooth, clear videos without the use of an expensive gimbal.
Equipped with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform and a vivid 6.2-inch FHD+ FullVision OLED display (2248 x 1080), the LG G8SThinQ is a multimedia powerhouse. The handset also continues LG’s legacy of superior mobile audio, fitted with stereo speakers that deliver a rich, textured performance and immersive surround sound with inclusion of a 3.5mm headphone jack and DAC.
The design is ergonomic and provides easy one-handed operation, it has a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass, with its polished and seamless finish that is both strong and sophisticated it guarantees a comfortable grip. Standard out of the box consumers can expect 6G RAM, 128GB storage, MIL-STD 810G compliance and IP68 water and dust resistance. The LG G8SThinQ will be available in three compelling colours: sleek and modern Mirror Black, eye-catching Mirror Teal, and alluring Mirror White.
Here are some of the key specifications:
- Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform
- Display: 6.2-inch 18.7:9 FHD+ OLED FullVision (2248 x 1080)
- Memory: 6GB RAM / 128GB
– Rear 13MP Super Wide (F2.4 / 1.0μm / 137˚)
12MP Standard (F1.8 / 1.4μm / 78˚)
12MP Telephoto (F2.6 / 1.0μm / 48˚)
– Front 8MP Standard (F1.9 / 1.12μm / 80˚)
Z Camera (ToF Technology)
- Battery: 3550mAh
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
- Size: 155.3 x 76.6 x 7.99mm
- Weight: 181g
- Network: 3G / 4G LTE-A
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5 / NFC / USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Compatible)
- Biometrics: Hand ID / Face Unlock / Fingerprint Sensor
- Colours: Mirror Black, Mirror Teal, Mirror White
- Other: Air Motion / Stereo Speakers / AI CAM / Google Lens / Google Assistant / IP68 Water and Dust Resistance / HDR10 / Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 Technology / MIL-STD 810G Compliance
The LG G8SThinQ retails from R11, 999.00 and will be available exclusively in Mirror Black.