Over the past few years, LG has been releasing some great phones. They are well known for making phones with great displays and powerful specifications but the phones usually get overshadowed by other flagships. This year, at the MWC they launched a slew of new phones and here's all you need to know about them.
One of the biggest reveals this year by LG was their latest flagship smartphone. The LG G8 ThinQ sports a 6.1-inch QHD+ display that comes with a notch. The phone has a curved display at the sides that blend in with the side bezels of the phone. Apart from that, it has your average flagship grade specifications. A Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with 6GB RAM.
The LG G8 ThinQ comes with a triple rear camera setup. The first lens is a 16-megapixel super wide lens with an f/1.9 aperture. The second lens has a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/1.5 aperture and the third camera is also a 12-megapixel telephoto lens that helps in zooming in and in-depth sensing capabilities.
Up front, the cameras use some futuristic technology. There are two cameras up front, one of which is your standard 8-megapixel sensor and the other is a Z camera which uses time of flight technology to help with 3D mapping. The Z camera also allows the phone to use a feature that makes unlocking the phone as simple as waving your hand above it. The Z camera also comes in play when using the phone and many of the hand gestures that LG has built into it.
Apart from that, the phone runs on the latest Android 9.0 software and comes with a 3,500mAH battery.
The LG G8s ThinQ was launched alongside the regular G8 as a toned down variant of the regular smartphone. The two phones are largely the same, except for the display, cameras and battery. The phone comes with a slightly larger 6.2-inch display. However, the screen resolution of the phone is a bit lesser than the regular G8 ThinQ. Apart from that, the phone sports the same chipset and the same RAM and storage options.
The cameras remain the same as far as the two secondary sensors are concerned but the primary sensor has been downgraded to a 13-megapixel wide angle lens. Up front, the cameras are the same and the G8s ThinQ also sports the same Z camera technology as the regular G8 ThinQ. Another difference can be seen in the battery of the phone. The phone comes with a 3,550mAH battery that is slightly higher than the G8 ThinQ.
Perhaps the most exciting phone by the company this year the LG V50 ThinQ comes with support for 5G bands. The phone remains mostly similar to the LG G8 ThinQ. It has a 6.4-inch 19.5:9 QHD+ OLED FullVision display with a resolution of 3120 x 1440.
The phone runs on the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset with Snapdragon X50 5G Modem. The chipset is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It features the same cameras as the regular LG G8 ThinQ but does not have the Z camera that is seen on the LG G8 ThinQ.
Another neat feature of the phone is that it has support for an added screen. This is perhaps because as of now, LG does not want to venture into the foldable displays but they do want a phone with dual displays.
The LG Q60 is the most premium smartphone of the three mid-range smartphones that they announced. It sports a 6.26-inch display along with a waterdrop style notch up top. The phone has a resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9, to keep it in line with competing smartphones.
As of now, LG has not revealed the processor or the software that the phone will use. However, it is known that the Q60 will come with 3GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Apart from that, the storage can be expanded using a microSD card.
Since the Q60 is the most premium phone of the lot, it comes with three cameras at the back of the phone. It uses a 16-megapixel primary rear sensor and a secondary 2-megapixel depth-sensing camera for portrait mode. The third lens will be a 5-megapixel Super Wide Angle lens that has been seen on LG flagship phones.
LG is pitching this phone on the basis that it has received military-grade protection and has been tested in various environments to confirm the same. Additionally, the phone will come with a 3,500mAH battery on board.
The LG K50 is a lot like the Q60. They both have the same displays with similar resolutions. The phones also use the same 3GB RAM but this K50 has only 32GB of onboard storage. Another difference between the two phones comes in the camera. The phone comes with the standard dual rear camera setup and sports a primary 16-megapixel rear camera and a secondary 2-megapixel depth sensor for portrait mode. Up front and in the notch, the phone sports a 13-megapixel camera that comes with enhanced AI capabilities.
The K40 is the most budget-friendly phone of the lot. It features a notch less display with rather thick bezels at the top and bottom. It has a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. The phone has the same military-grade protection as the other two, however, it only has 2GB of RAM, which is a little underwhelming in 2019.
Apart from that, the phone has only one rear camera which is a 16-megapixel sensor. The camera is said to have built-in AI features and depth sensing. The front camera of the phone is an 8-megapixel camera and an LED flash is present at the front of the phone. The phone will come with a reasonably sized 3,000mAH battery.
With a total of six phones, LG went on a roll this time around and have released some really groundbreaking phones. LG has often released great flagships but they are often overlooked as they are not flashy enough. With the 5G phone, the company is venturing into new ground and aim to reshape the way we use smartphones.