LG Unveils G8 ThinQ That Unlocks By Scanning Your Veins #MWC 2019


At MWC 2019, LG unveiled its flagship G8 device that carries several intriguing features and brings upgrades over its hugely popular G7 ThinQ.

Talking about specs, LG G8 sports a 6.1-inch QHD+ display with a notch. The smartphone from LG comes with 6GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 2TB with a memory card.LG G8 ThinQ

To click pictures, G8 has a triple camera setup with a 16MP camera and two 12MP cameras. On the front, LG G8 has a depth-sensing camera which has been dubbed as ‘Z Sensor’ by the company.LG G8 ThinQ

Another interesting feature that LG has added is a new “Advanced Palm Vein Authentication” system for unlocking the device.

The smartphone scans your palm vein pattern to unlock the device. According to LG, the chances of two people having the same palm vein pattern is 1 in 1 billion which makes it more secure than a fingerprint scanner.

Simply placing a pre-registered hand in front of the front-facing camera for a split second is all it takes to unlock the LG G8 ThinQ and all its content.”LG-G8-ThinQ

To combat with the swathe of foldable devices launching this year, LG has also launched a dual screen “companion” which is an additional screen that can be attached as an accessory to LG V50 ThinQ, LG’s first 5G smartphone that launched alongside G8.

LG has not unveiled the price or the date of availability of G8 as of now.

Also Read: Microsoft Launches ‘Hololens 2’: The Future of Mixed Reality #MWC2019
Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol is a tech journalist who handles reportage of cybersecurity and Apple and OnePlus devices at Fossbytes. He's an ambivert who is striving hard to appease existential crisis by eating, writing, and scrolling through memes.
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