The LG G8 ThinQ will officially be released in the United States on April 11. Audiences first saw the G8 ThinQ at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, although at the time there wasn't information on how much it's going to cost and when it would be available.
The device will be offered by all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Authorized retailers and a few regional carriers will carry it as well, including Best Buy, B&H, US Cellular, and Xfinity Mobile.
LG G8 ThinQ Price
Preorders begin March 29 at some of those retailers, but pricing will depend on where customers get the phone from. The unlocked retail version of the G8 ThinQ will cost $819.99, and select retailers are adding promotional $150 discount "for a limited time at launch."
As for carriers, both Verizon and Sprint will be selling the phone for $840. AT&T, meanwhile, will offer it for a bit cheaper at $829.99. T-Mobile's price blows everyone's out of the water, though — it'll only sell the phone for $619.99.
LG G8 ThinQ Specs
The G8 ThinQ is quite similar to the G7 in terms of aesthetics. But underneath, it's got a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, a 3,500 mAh battery, 6 GB of RAM, and 138 GB of onboard storage with microSD support. It's got a super respectable 6.1-inch Quad HD screen and will run Android 9 Pie out of the box.
On the back is a triple-camera system made up of two 12-megapixel lenses and a single 16-megapixel shooter — standard, wide-angle, and telephoto, respectively. An 8-megapixel front-facing shooter will take care of selfies.
With those specs, the G8 ThinQ is clearly a flagship-tier phone, but what makes it a bit different than the rest is its so-called Z Camera. Users can perform Air Motion gestures — such as waving their hand or pinching the air near the screen — to trigger certain functions, including answering calls, switching between apps, increasing or decreasing the volume, and taking screenshots. They're gimmicky but nifty, and LG deserves props for trying out something new.