LG has introduced two new top smartphones, the LG G8 and LG V50 ThinQ. While the latter also supports the new 5G cellular standard, the former can be controlled with gestures.
LG presented two new smartphones at MWC 2019: The LG V50 and the LG G8 the LG V50 is LG’s first 5G-Phone.
LG has presented two new top smartphones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, which have some interesting features ready.
For example, the LG V50 uses the new 5G mobile communications standard and can be converted into a foldable smartphone with two displays using a special case. If the LG V50 is more of a future piece for the US market, the LG G8 will certainly find its way to us. Here you can read everything about the equipment of the two new devices.
The Koreans have always placed great emphasis on the audio qualities of their smartphones in the past. Accordingly, the Boombox presented with the G7, which uses the interior of the phone as a sound box, is also on board again for the new G8. In addition, LG installed in the LG G8 now an OLED display, which generates sounds by vibration and thus serves as a second speaker.
Otherwise, the screen has a diagonal of 6.1 inches and dissolves quite finely at 1,440 x 3,120 pixels in a 19.5: 9 format.
Anyone looking at the edge above the display will discover another innovation: there are three lenses facing one another. In addition to an 8-MP selfie camera LG relies on a ToF camera (Time of Flight) and an infrared sensor.
With the team, the manufacturer realizes a venous recognition in the palms, which should be safer than a fingerprint sensor – there is of course also on the back. Since the ToF camera creates a 3-D image of the environment, the third authentication method can be a face recognition. For safety, another feature can also contribute.
The LG G8 controls thanks to the ToF sensor, a gesture control, with which you take calls by swiping, or the volume changed – probably interesting for motorists. For the main camera, LG uses a combination of a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle with aperture f / 1.9 and a standard 12-megapixel lens with aperture f / 1.5. Depending on the market, there is also a telephoto lens with 12-megapixel resolution.
The rest of the equipment is also worthy of a top device: The drive is Qualcomm’s current high-end Snapdragon 855 chipset, which is joined by 6 GB of RAM. A 128 GB memory can also be supplemented with a micro SD card.
When powering the system, the LG G8 uses a battery with 3,500 mAh, which can be quickly refilled by Quick Charge 3. How much the LG G8 costs and when the market launch takes place, LG has not yet revealed. The predecessor G7 went with $960 in the sale. Probably the Koreans will raise the price a bit, which, of course, will fall quite quickly.
LG V50 with 5G, Five Cameras and Dual Screen Cover
LG is using the LG V50 on the current trend and presents a 5G-enabled smartphone. This is also made possible by a Snapdragon 855 chipset, which is accompanied by Qualcomm’s 5G X50 modem. LG is also cooperating with ten network operators in those countries where the new mobile standard is to be rolled out this year. Including the USA, South Korea and Australia. The Koreans, like their predecessor V40, use a 6.4-inch OLED for the display.
The resolution is identical to the G8. If a screen is not enough, you can buy a LG V50 cover that includes another 6.2-inch OLED display and resolves to 1,080 x 2,160 pixels. The smartphone is simply inserted into the cover and supplies the second display with power. Extensive multitasking is thus nothing in the way. How long that the 4,000 mAh battery goes along, but you have not revealed.
Friends of photography will feel comfortable with the LG V50, because on the back three cameras are waiting to be used. Below, like the V40, a super wide angle with 16 megapixels’ resolution, a standard focal length and a telephoto – both with 12 megapixels. On the front you take selfies with 8 megapixels, which you can beautify thanks to an additional depth sensor with a bokeh effect. When and if we see the V50 in US is uncertain.
That depends to some extent on how the US network operators are progressing in their 5G expansion. Prices for the device are also unknown. The V40 started with $1000. A 5G smartphone will probably be a bit more expensive than a standard handset.