LG G8 ThinQ: Rumours | Pricing | Specs


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LG G8 ThinQ at a glance
When does the LG G8 ThinQ come out? Set to be launched on 24 February 2019, Australian availability TBC.
What's new about the LG G8 ThinQ? Crystal Sound OLED speakers, Snapdragon 855 processor
How much does the LG G8 ThinQ cost? Pricing still TBC

The latest flagship phone from LG is expected to be fast and with some unique features for a premium handset in 2019.

LG has two primary "flagship" phone ranges, with the G-series phones typically appearing in the first half of the calendar year. The LG G7 ThinQ took a little longer than usual to appear in 2018, but it appears that LG is wasting little time in 2019, with the LG G8 ThinQ expected to be one of the stars of this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Design

  • 6.1 inch display rumoured.
  • Will it have a notch or a teardrop?
  • "Sound on Display" speaker built into display.
  • Fingerprint reader on the rear.

Camera

  • Dual rear cameras likely.

Performance

  • Snapdragon 855 likely.
  • Probably not 5G ready.

Battery

  • Battery specs still TBC.
  • Expect wireless charging.

Pricing and availability

  • Pricing expected around $1,000-$1,500.
  • LG doesn't tend to rush phones to the Australian market.

LG's position in the mobile market isn't one of particular strength globally, even though it's produced some fine phones in recent years. It's found itself outpaced by competitors in terms of luring consumers in, so there's no doubt it would love to have a hit on its hands with the LG G8 ThinQ.

Pricing will be a key part of that story. LG used to occupy a very solid challenger space with its G-series phones, but recent years have seen its pricing creep upwards. It's true that most premium flagships have seen price bumps in recent years, but if LG can bring the LG G8 ThinQ to market at a more challenging price, it could have a really compelling story to tell.

Based on prior history we wouldn't expect the LG G8 ThinQ to rush to the local market. LG has often waited for a while before bringing its flagship phones to Australia, and the LG G8 ThinQ may well continue that trend.

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Product Name
LG G8 ThinQ
Display Size
6.1 inches expected.
Resolution
TBC.
PPI
TBC
Processor
TBC, expected Snapdragon 855
RAM
TBC, 4GB minimum expected
Storage
TBC
Operating System
Android P
Front camera
TBC
Rear camera
TBC
Battery
TBC
Dimensions
TBC
Weight
TBC
Price
TBC
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Updated February 24th, 2019
Name Product Display size Display resolution Internal storage Battery size More info
6.2
2160 x 1080
32GB
3,300
5.5
2160 x 1080
32GB
3,000
6.1
3120 x 1440
64GB
128GB
3,000
6
2880 x 1440
128GB
3,300
6.4
3120x1440
64GB
3,300
5.5
2160 x 1080
32GB
3,000
5
854 x 480
8GB
2,500
5
1280 × 720
16GB
2,500
5.7
2880 x 1440
32GB
3,300
5.3
1280 x 720
16GB
2,800
5.7
2560 x 1440
64GB
3,200
5.3
1280 × 720
16GB
4,100
5.3
2560 x 1440
32GB
2,800
5.7
1280 × 720
16GB
3,000
5.5
2560 x 1440
32GB
3,000
LG K9
LG K9
5
1280x720
16GB
2,500

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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist and the Tech & Telco Editor at finder.com.au. He's been writing about consumer technology topics for more than two decades, and enjoys breaking down complex topics into their component parts. He has written for just about every major Australian technology publication, and is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia, and CNET.com.au.

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