LG G8 Can Unlock Itself by Reading Your Palm

LG’s first 5G phone is the V50 ThinQ

LG G8 ThinQ announced with Hand ID palm unlock feature, coming soon to T-Mobile

The company has not announced the pricing of this handset yet and could be launched after the LG G8 family hits the market.

LG says of its 5G service that the company is "partnering with 10 major carriers in markets where 5G service will be launched this year, including the United States, South Korea, Australia as well as a number of European countries". According to the area it's selling, the variants can have dual or triple camera setup.

Around the rear there's a 16MP super wide snapper, a 12MP standard snapper and a 12MP telephoto camera. Under the hood, the device is powered by Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor along with Adreno 640.

Cameras first: the aforementioned Z camera can also be used to take portrait mode selfies together with the 8Mp main front camera.


The Dual Screen measures at 6.2 inches and has a 2,160 x 1,080 display and connects to the LG V50 ThinQ 5G via pogo pins.

Also announced by LG is the successor to the G7 ThinQ, the G8 ThinQ that packs in a 6.1-inch QHD+ display.

"Installing vein recognition in a mobile device is [a] first", said David Montanya, a product evangelist from LG Electronics' mobile communications team at the unpack event. However, here is where things go awry; the front camera system has a feature called Hand ID, and by using this feature user can unlock the phone by holding your palm in front of the selfie camera.

Much of the attention has been given to the foldable phones from Samsung and Huawei, given their sophisticated OLED screen technology and price range, and enthusiasts are eager to hear of another competitor in the foldable world.


The LG G8 ThinQ doesn't really fall into the spectrum of "one of the most anticipated phones of the year", you probably might have never heard about it before this.

Powered by Qualcomm's latest offering, the Snapdragon 855, the V50 ThinQ is a 6.4-inch smartphone that comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It is an authentication feature that makes uses of the palm vein! This sensor adds a new feature called Hand ID, where the user can unlock the mobile by hovering his hand over. The case draws power from the phone's battery and, thus, does not need to be charged separately.

Frankly, the feature I'm most interested in is the new, 4,000mAh battery. The other features of the V50 ThinQ include Android 9.0 Pie OS, Google Lens, 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, Bluetooth 5.0 and 3.5mm audio jack. The smartphone comes equipped with rear mounted fingerprint sensor and is backed by a 3500mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.


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