LG G8S ThinQ: Snapdragon 855, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB of storage and Android 9.0 Pie
Remember the LG G8S ThinQ? MWC19 remembers the LG G8S ThinQ. The forgotten device that LG unveiled alongside the G8 ThinQ has resurfaced, although we are still none the wiser when it will arrive or how much it will cost. All we know is that it will be available from this month in "select markets in Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, among others". So, North American and Oceania consumers appear to be the ones missing out.
The G8S ThinQ is essentially a re-bodied G8 ThinQ with a 1080p display and lower resolution rear-facing cameras. While the latter has a 12 MP (f/1.5, 1.4 μm, 78°) main sensor and a 16 MP (f/1.9, 1.0 μm, 107°) wide-angle sensor, LG has opted for a lesser 12 MP (f/1.8, 1.4 μm, 78˚) main sensor and a 13 MP (f/2.4, 1.0 μm, 137°) wide-angle sensor. Only the South Korean version of the G8 ThinQ has a 12 MP telephoto lens, but LG does not seem to be region restricting the equivalent on the G8S ThinQ. It also has a 12 MP telephoto lens, although this has a narrower aperture and 2° narrower field of view (FOV). Likewise, while both devices share an 8 MP front-facing camera that incorporates time of flight (ToF) technology, the one in the G8S ThinQ has a narrower aperture and a smaller pixel size.
Elsewhere, the G8S ThinQ has all the connectivity and features that one has come to expect from a 2019 flagship. LG has equipped the device with a Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB of storage and a 3,550 mAh battery. The G8S ThinQ measures 155.3 x 76.6 x 7.99 mm, weighs 181 g and comes in a choice of Black, Teal or White. Incidentally, all have mirror finishes.
The G8S ThinQ is IP68 certified and MIL-STD 810G compliant too. LG will also ship the device with Android 9.0 Pie, just as it does with the G8 ThinQ.